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Waiting for you, just west of Brisbane is the unique region of the Darling Downs and South West Queensland, which can offer you, truly seasonal experiences.
Our Diocese moves from Stanthorpe in the south to Roma and Mitchell in the north, and from Toowoomba as far west as Quilpie. It is a place where you can savour crisp country air, award-winning wines and fresh seasonal produce.
Our region is somewhere you can appreciate the spectacular natural wonders, the stories behind historic sandstone buildings, that cheeky shiraz from the winery up the road or just spending time with loved ones. You can even embrace your environmental self and help save the Bilby and other endangered species.
Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools sits within eight regional councils or local government areas (LGAs).
Listed below are links to each of our regional areas.
We encourage you to discover just what our Diocese and its unique regions have to offer.
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 for visitors - whether you are staying overnight or for a few weeks.
The Balonne Shire is home to the towns of St George, Dirranbandi, Hebel, Bollon, Nindigully, Thallon and Mungindi (Qld).
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The Goondiwindi Region is sought after stop-over destination for visitors Australia-wide. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.