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Pittsworth QLD


Postcode: 4356

The town of Pittsworth is a rural town located in the rich agricultural area of the Darling Downs in southern Queensland, Australia.

Located 169 km south-west of Brisbane via the Warrego Highway, 41 km south-west of Toowoomba and 518 m above sea-level, Pittsworth presents itself to the world as a town with lots of interesting buildings and places of historical importance.

Pittsworth is approximately 40 kilometres south west of the regional city of Toowoomba, a service centre for the surrounding agricultural area. The population of the Pittsworth township is 2,500 whilst the three villages of Southbrook, Mount Tyson and Brookstead also within the Shire have a population of around 150 each.

The town was originally known as Beauaraba but the name was changed in 1915 in honour of a prominent local family who took up land at Goombungee in 1854.

Pittsworth grew up around a hotel which attracted itinerant rural workers and local landholders. The hotel and surrounding land was taken over by the Lindenberg family in the early 1940’s and was converted into a vintage auto museum which, by the 1960’s became the largest of it’s kind in the southern hemisphere.

Pittsworth today remains as a service centre to local agricultural enterprises and has a small manufacturing base. It boasts two primary schools and a state high school Pittsworth State High School.