Welcome to Toowoomba

Toowoomba is a picturesque mountain city located in south-east Queensland some 127 kilometres west of the state’s capital, Brisbane. Clinging to the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, Toowoomba affords breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across the east. With a population of over 110,000 people, Toowoomba is the commercial and economic hub of the Darling Downs. For those who have recently moved to the Toowoomba region, the Toowoomba Council has compiled a new resident’s guide to help you settle in and get the most out of the vibrant city and country lifestyle. Click here to find out more.

Suburbs of Toowoomba

Toowoomba Region is made up of one city and many towns and localities. Each area has its own unique history and stunning landscapes. Click here to find out more about the suburbs of Toowoomba.

QLD Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in QLD during 2019.

2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions

The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.

Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.

Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.

“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.

These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.

Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).

Population

Approximately 110,855.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

Queens Park, Laurel Bank Park, Japanese Garden, Cobb+Co Museum, Picnic Point, DownsSteam Tourist Railway & Museum, Jondaryan Woolshed, Pioneer Village

Local Council

www.tr.qld.gov.au

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