Toowoomba is 126km west of Brisbane, 227km south west of the Sunshine Coast and 182km north west of the Gold Coast.

It is also known as the Garden City and is the second most populous inland city in Australia, with a population of 140,303 people.


Toowoomba has a warm, humid, subtropical climate with warm summer temperatures ranging from 17°C to 28°C and cooler winter temperatures ranging from 7°C to 19°C. 

Things to do

In Toowoomba and the surrounding Southern Queensland area, you can enjoy access to: 

  • National parks, state forests, reserves, and gardens Local markets, boutiques, and shopping centres Seasonal events and festivals
    Galleries, museums, and libraries 
  • Sports clubs and facilities including athletics, basketball, bowls, football, golf, hockey, swimming, tennis, and volleyball public and private hospitals 


There are a total of 66 schools in Toowoomba, which include 44 primary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 13 combined schools. Schooling options in the area include: 

  • Public and private
  • Anglican, Catholic, Christian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Seventh Day Adventist, and non-denominational
  • Coeducational or single gender
  • Boarding