You and your employees will be right at home on the Southern Downs. Our locals enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle with the reassurance of high quality infrastructure, medical facilities, professional services, national brands and shopping centres and public transport. There are also major cities on our doorstep, with Toowoomba only 60 minutes away and both Brisbane and the Gold Coast around two hours away.
The Southern Downs enjoys four distinct seasons, with our stunning landscapes changing throughout the year. In Autumn, crimson and gold leaves fill our parks, followed by a true winter you’ll need to rug up for! Spring brings wildflowers and you’ll enjoy sunny days and cooler nights during summer.
High quality education and training facilities
The Southern Downs boasts excellent education options with quality childcare and both public and private schooling options. Unlike larger cities, you do not have to live in certain catchments for your children to attend the school of your choice. The region is also home to a TAFE college, the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, a Griffith University health clinic and a University of Southern Queensland hub.
Events and activities
On weekends you’ll be spoiled for choice, with our natural playground ready for you to explore, clubs for you to join and a calendar of exciting sporting and cultural events. The Southern Downs offers outdoor activities for everyone with dams and rivers for keen anglers, international quality sporting facilities, four wheel drive tracks, cycling routes, four golf clubs and motorsport racing tracks. We also have a large range of sporting, social, cultural, artistic and historical clubs across the region. Read more >