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About Toowoomba

One of Australia's largest inland cities, Toowoomba is located just 90 minutes drive outside of Brisbane and is surrounded by natural beauty, including several national parks and waterfalls. 

The city is known for its beautiful gardens, which are particularly stunning during the annual Carnival of Flowers festival each Spring. 

A snapshot of Toowoomba

Education providers

University of Southern Queensland, TAFE Queensland, and the QANTAS Pilot Academy


Over 130,000 

The 'Garden City'

The city is known for its many beautiful parks and gardens

Couples looking at flowers in Queens Park

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. 

Toowoomba is situated in the heart of a rich agricultural region and is known for its farming and food production industries. There are many opportunities for casual employment while you study.

Toowoomba’s education providers have a great reputation amongst employers. You’ll benefit from Toowoomba’s regional status which gives international students eligibility for up to four years of post-study residency and employment.

Toowoomba has a strong and friendly community, with many events and initiatives that you can get involved in. Housing and living costs in Toowoomba are generally lower than nearby larger cities. 

Located just two hours from the beaches of the Gold Coast to the south and Sunshine Coast to the north, Toowoomba offers great weather and a central location perfect for exploring the rest of the country.

Visit the Study Queensland website to find out more about living and studying in Toowoomba. 

Queensland information and support

1800QSTUDY is Queensland’s international student hotline providing phone support and information related to studying in Queensland. The hotline is available 24/7 and free when you call from an Australian landline or mobile provider so you will always have access to support when you are studying in Queensland.

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