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    The city is Located in Toowoomba region of the Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia. The city was founded in 1849, with an estimated area of 498.1 km2. The number of the city’s population stands at 137,954 as of 2020.

    The residents are divided into five ancestries numerated in terms of density the first of which is Australian, and then English, Irish is the third, with German in the fourth rank and finally the Scottish.

    Toowoomba was announced a city in 1904, and began to expand from being mainly an agricultural zone to be concerned with advanced education and medical services.

    The landlubber Thomas Alford had settled to the north of Drayton when he called his land in 1852 Toowoomba, then gradually the area grew up, having an old name, which is unromantic, “The Swamp”.  In 1860, Toowoomba became a municipality by an official decree.

    Toowoomba is known for its Empire Theatre which was inaugurated for the first time in June, 1911, used to be as a silent movie house. The fire had destroyed the building completely by 1933, after which the Empire was reestablished in November, 1933.

    The Empire Theatre has a capacity of holding1,500 seats, and it is now the largest district theatre in Australia. The city also hosts the Cobb and Co Museum, which relates to the mail company’s starting periods when it was used to run a small mail in 1800S to transport mail and passengers to Brisbane and cities around. 


    Living Expenses in Toowoomba

    Toowoomba is in the top 37% of the most expensive cities around the world; it is in the 3367th’s rank out of 9294 on the universal list, and in the 59th’s rank out of 64 on the Australia’s list as the average living costs for an international student, on a monthly basis, reaches AS$1600 without rent.

     Lists of major costs in Toowoomba in AUS$




    Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant

    25.00 A$

    Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course

    80.00 A$

    McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)

    12.00 A$

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)

    5.75 A$

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    7.50 A$

    Cappuccino (regular)

    4.38 A$

    Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)

    3.10 A$

    Water (0.33 liter bottle)

    3.50 A$



    Milk (regular), (1 liter)

    1.77 A$

    Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)

    2.05 A$

    Rice (white), (1kg)

    4.25 A$

    Eggs (regular) (12)

    4.00 A$

    Local Cheese (1kg)

    7.17 A$

    Chicken Fillets (1kg)

    12.33 A$

    Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)

    14.00 A$

    Apples (1kg)

    5.00 A$

    Banana (1kg)

    3.33 A$

    Oranges (1kg)

    3.67 A$

    Tomato (1kg)

    7.16 A$

    Potato (1kg)

    4.00 A$

    Onion (1kg)

    2.00 A$

    Lettuce (1 head)

    3.83 A$

    Water (1.5 liter bottle)

    2.45 A$

    Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)

    16.00 A$

    Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)

    3.60 A$

    Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)

    6.80 A$

    Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro)

    34.25 A$



    One-way Ticket (Local Transport)

    6.00 A$

    Monthly Pass (Regular Price)

    108.70 A$

    Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)

    4.50 A$

    Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)

    1.00 A$

    Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)

    49.20 A$

    Gasoline (1 liter)

    1.65 A$

    Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car)

    42,000.00 A$

    Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car)

    55,000.00 A$

     Utilities (Monthly)


    Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 85m2 Apartment

    208.33 A$

    1 min. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)

    0.25 A$

    Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL)

    80.00 A$

     Sports And Leisure


    Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult

    45.25 A$

    Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend)

    25.00 A$

    Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat

    16.00 A$




    Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child

    3,000.00 A$

    International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child

    7,000.00 A$

     Clothing And Shoes


    1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar)

    106.67 A$

    1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...)

    45.00 A$

    1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range)

    116.00 A$

    1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes

    110.00 A$

     Rent Per Month


    Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre

    1,023.33 A$

    Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre

    750.00 A$

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre

    1,313.33 A$

    Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre

    1,263.77 A$


    The Culture of the city of Toowoomba

    Home style bakery and Ice Cream are renowned stylish food in Toowoomba. Also, the scene of cafes and restaurants is growing up rapidly in the city that is as mature and depth as Melbourne...

    The Carnival of Flowers hosted annually in September is popular in Toowoomba; so home garden competition and parade of flower floats are prepared each year by lots of main parks and gardens.

    The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers won the Gold award for The Principal Festival and Event at the Queensland Tourism Awards in 2005, 2016 and 2017, in addition to Australian Tourism Awards in 2016 and 2017 when about 256,000 people attended the Carnival.


    A street Art Festival called “First Art and Music Festival” hosted each year which caused to transform of previously misused lane and alleyways, as well as lowering the costs linked to graffiti management by more than 50 pieces of large-scale, public art exist via the Central Business District of Toowoomba.

    Toowoomba is home to many regional sports such as Rugby, baseball, basketball and football. The competitions are held from time to time grouping fans from everywhere around the city in Queensland.

    The city is served by three commercial national network stations and two national non-commercial network stations; each one of these stations broadcasts its television services in digital format.

    The bus service is available on suburban’s level and inter-city level between Toowoomba and Brisbane and other destinations, as well as railways having a twice-weekly rail service between Brisbane and Charleville.

    The suburbs of Toowoomba have been served by multiple railway stations such as Ballard, Drayton, Harristown... since these destinations were separate centres.


    Weather and Environment in Toowoomba

    The City of Toowoomba receives about 107 clear days around the year, so the city is almost sunny and fine. The average temperatures are between 280C (820F) in summer and 170C (630F) in winter, which is unlike most of Queensland’ lands, having summer temperatures above 350C (950F), whilst winter days are warm and above 200C (680F).

    The soil of Toowoomba which is rich in volcanic soil keeps the public parks distributed across the city. The city is known as “The Garden City” which is visited from all around Australia during Carnival of Flowers Festivals in September on annual basis.


    Work in Toowoomba

    For international students it is good to study in Toowoomba, for the city is stable and economy is growing 4.1 % annually making it excellent in the state average in Queensland.

    The heaviest employing industry is in Health Care and Social Assistance. The Health Care Industry has done well in the previous decade, in adding approximately 4,500 additional jobs and over $500 million worth of economic stability.

    The strategic location of Toowoomba in being the gateway in the western side to the South Eastern side of Queensland economy, in addition to being Cooper basins, the freight and logistics sector has repeatedly been developing.

    Areas and Districts of Toowoomba

    •  Harristown
    • High fields
    • Kearney’s Spring
    • Middle Ridge
    • Mount Kynoch
    • Mount Lofty
    • Newtown
    • North Toowoomba

     The Universities in Toowoomba

    The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a medium-sized, regional university stationed in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, having three university campuses at Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich. The courses offered are in law, health, engineering, the sciences, business, education, and the arts.

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