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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

Our regions

Waiting for you, just west of Brisbane is the unique region of the Darling Downs and South West Queensland.

With schools across the region - from Stanthorpe in the south to Roma and Mitchell in the north; Toowoomba to the east spreading to the far western town of Quilpie; each one offers a welcoming community with its own ‘something special’.

If you appreciate the best of food, coffee and wine, live music, spectacular natural wonders, the stories behind historic sandstone buildings, would like to join a local sports or arts group or are looking to spend more quality time with friends and family – all of this awaits.

We invite you to see what we believe makes our region one that you won’t want to leave once you join a Toowoomba Catholic Schools’ community.

Balonne Shire

The Balonne Shire is located west of the Great Dividing Range and east of the outback. The Shire hub, St George, straddles the intersections of six highways, providing perfect road access.

The Balonne Shire is home to the towns of St George, Dirranbandi, Hebel, Bollon, Nindigully, Thallon and Mungindi (Qld).

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Shire - St Patrick's School, St George.

To discover more click here.

Goondiwindi Shire

Goondiwindi is located on the Western Downs border of Queensland and New South Wales. The Macintyre River, which forms the State boundary between Queensland and New South Wales, is the lifeblood of the area, providing water for town, stock irrigation and industry.

The area is a commercial hub of a vast agricultural and pastoral sector which produces cotton, grain, wool, poultry, beef, lamb and pork for domestic and overseas markets.

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Shire - St Mary's School, Goondiwindi and St Maria Goretti School, Inglewood

To discover what happens in Gundy click here.

Maranoa Shire

Strategically located at the junction of the Warrego Highway and the Great Inland Way, Roma is the primary service centre for much of Queensland’s South West. It possesses a diverse economy, excellent infrastructure and a relaxed country lifestyle that is the envy of many major regional centres.   Discover more...

Named in honour of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, the township of Mitchell is located on the banks of the Maranoa River 87 kms west of Roma on the Warrego Highway. Known as the Gateway to Queensland’s Outback Mitchell services the adjoining communities of Amby, Muckadilla and Mungallala.  To discover more click here.  

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Shire - St John's School, Roma and St Patrick's School, Mitchell

Murweh Shire

The largest town in South West Queensland, Charleville houses a population of approximately 3300 and is a rich pastoral area.  With a history dating back as far as 1847 Charleville has risen above and prospered many a drought and flood, as well as played a significant part in Australia's early pioneer history. 

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Shire - St Mary's School, Charleville

Paroo Shire

Cunnamulla, meaning long stretch of water, gets its name from the picturesque Warrego River which meanders past and is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The main industries within the Shire are beef, fat lamb and wool production, apiary, grapes, wildlife harvesting, opal mining and the ever increasing Tourism Industry. Cunnamulla is serviced twice a week by Qld Rail from Brisbane and Skytrans from Brisbane and three times a week by Kynoch Coaches from Toowoomba.

A large number of services are available within Cunnamulla including two primary schools and one secondary school, medical centre, hospital, chemist, baker, butcher, childcare centre, caravan park, post office, library, swimming pool, four churches and houses of worship, hotels, motels, bowling club, golf club, coffee shops, gift shop, newsagent, police station, fruit shop and nursery, hardware stores, electrical shop and a clothing outlet.

To find out click here.  

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Shire - Sacred Heart Primary School, Cunnamulla

Quilpie Shire

The Quilpie Shire is steeped in history and the presence of many third-generation pioneers brings an added dimension to the old stories. There’s community life to explore in Quilpie, Eromanga, Toompine, Cheepie and Adavale. Primary Industries play a huge role in the shire’s economy with sheep, cattle, fish and an array of birds and wildlife calling the shire home.

Quilpie Shire is now home to the largest dinosaur found in Australia. Construction of the Eromanga Natural History Museum is complete and the facility is now open to the public for guided tours.

Quilpie Shire is filled with experiences, characters and beauty you won’t find anywhere else in the world.  Click here to find out more.

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Shire - https://www.quilpie.catholic.edu.au/

Southern Downs Region
The Southern Downs Region is located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland,
along the state's boundary with New South Wales.
It has an area of 7,120 km2, a population of 35,996 (2010) and a density of 5.05569/km2 and was created in 2008 from a merger of the Shire of Warwick and the Shire of Stanthorpe.
To find out more about what you can do and see in the region click here.
Western Downs Region

The Western Downs is referred to as 'Big Sky country'.

With blankets of produce, wildlife that carries the song of the bush, landscapes that spring to life and a proud heritage with an appreciation of the land - it is the people that make it!

Find out more on the Western Downs website.

Toowoomba Catholic schools in this Region - St Joseph’s School, Tara, St Joseph’s School, Chinchilla, Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, Dalby