Are you new to our region or considering moving here? We want to help make settling in to your new community as smooth as possible. A range of information is available for new residents to help you make an informed decision before making a tree change to the Southern Downs.
Council offers a free New Residents Kit to everyone that relocates to the Southern Downs. The Kit provides real incentives to new residents to shop local, with businesses across the Southern Downs region offering vouchers valued at around $7,000 in total. The Kit includes the following:
Council’s New Residents Booklet which features a range of important information about your new region including community services, emergency services, rates, recycling, events, contact directory and more
Redeemable vouchers so you can receive discounts for products and services from a variety of businesses and service providers in the Southern Downs
A selection of Council merchandise that features important local phone numbers (limited number available)
Invitations to New Resident Functions, which provide you the opportunity to meet new people and find out more about the region in an informal setting.
Eligibility and how to apply
If you have been living in the Southern Downs for less than 3 months, you are eligible. The claim the Kit, you will need to supply a signed contract of sale or a rental agreement of at least six months or more, along with a photo ID. To access the New Residents Kit, please: