Regional Info

The Southern Downs provides both urban, rural and town living options, diverse economies and historically healthy natural environments. It has long been regarded as one of Queensland’s prime agricultural, lifestyle, educational and tourism regions, with a long history of inclusive communities.

Fast Facts


Almost 15,500 people call Warwick home with many more living in smaller towns and villages and the surrounding rural areas. The total land area of the region is 7,120 square kilometres.


Travel distances (km)

Brisbane   –   157

Gold Coast  –   186

Toowoomba   –   83

Sydney   –   780


The Southern Downs region sits atop part of the Great Dividing Range, which divides the eastern seaboard of Australia from the west. The area is known for its crisp clean air, endless blue skies, tumbling waterfalls, majestic granite landforms and treasured National Parks. The region ranges from 400 metres above sea level in the north to 1,100 metres in the south.