Welcome to the Southern Downs –a thriving regional business hub in South Queensland centred around Allora, Killarney, Leyburn, Stanthorpe, Wallangarra and Warwick.

The Southern Downs offers business opportunities in agribusiness, manufacturing, tourism and more. You’ll find abundant land for development, both agricultural and industrial. 

There’s also a vibrant employment market of over 17,000 strong and convenient access to Australia’s major population centres for additional eligible workers and skilled labour.


The strengths and availability of the workforce, low establishment and running costs, and the attraction of a more relaxed lifestyle for busy employees are just three compelling reasons to relocate or expand your company into the region.

Southern Downs Council offers resources and expertise to help get your business moving. These include the Council’s Economic Development Unit, a central point of contact for all prospective companies looking to establish and grow businesses in the region.

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