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Toowoomba QLD


Postcode: 4350

Toowoomba has all the benefits of urban living without any of the big-city ‘hassles’. Enjoy the best of both worlds, with relaxed lifestyle and family-friendly atmosphere, as well as easy access to the bright lights of Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts.

Imagine affordable housing, comprehensive private and state educational options, an extensive health support network and excellent recreational facilities. Toowoomba also has a rich heritage and culture and features an eclectic mix of casual and metropolitan style cafés, with superb award-winning fine dining.

Excellent shopping facilities, local boutique wineries and antique outlets throughout the city provide the creature comforts of urban life with the charm of a regional city. This is why Toowoomba is a great choice for people wanting to escape the pressures of big city life, while still pursuing their career goals.

Toowoomba truly has something to offer everyone. So take your time to look around and you’ll soon find out that there’s more to this ‘Garden City’ than meets the eye…

Sitting atop the Great Dividing Range, at an altitude of more than 700 metres, Toowoomba is renowned for world-class gardens, attractive parks and tree-lined streets.

Retail and Wholesale businesses are the largest employers in the city, followed by health, community services, manufacturing and education. As a result, Toowoomba is a major service centre with a relatively large population of both professionals and semi professionals. Both manufacturing and service industries in Toowoomba employ a greater number of people when compared with the Queensland average.

The population of Toowoomba is predicted to increase by 1.4% per annum, to a population of 160,414 persons by 2021.