Darling Downs & South West Queensland snapshot

380,000 km²
Key city/town
Local government
12 areas


Known for fine wines, fresh produce and stunning wildflowers, this region covers nearly 400,000km², from the Great Dividing Range to the South Australian border.

  • Key towns and cities – Toowoomba and Dalby
  • Size – 380,000km² (153,000mi²) of prime agricultural and grazing land and mineral resources
  • Home to major beef and cotton operations – producing around A$3.2 billion of agricultural output in 2018–19
  • Key transport and logistics hub – with regular international freight flights from Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport, alongside direct road and rail access to Sydney and Melbourne
  • Major exporter of fresh produce to Asian markets
  • New strengths - Food processing, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and agriculture technology

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