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Glenvale is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 6,353 (2016 census)
 • Density 435.1/km2 (1,127/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 14.6 km2 (5.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)
  • Condamine
  • Toowoomba South
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Glenvale:
Wellcamp Torrington Wilsonton
Wellcamp Glenvale Newtown
Westbrook Drayton Harristown

Glenvale is a rural locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is a suburb of Toowoomba. In the 2016 census, Glenvale had a population of 6,353 people.

During the 1990s and 2000s it was a hive of new construction, with many new housing estates (developments) opening almost monthly.


The area was first settled in the mid-19th century for the purposes of farming and grazing. The name was officially applied on 1 June 1981. From the early 1990s onwards, Glenvale experienced rapid growth.

Public transport

Public transport in Glenvale is limited, with the sole service to and from the CBD being City Bus Route 902 via Clifford Gardens between approximately 07:40 and 18:00 from Monday to Friday, And 08:40 to 16:35 on Saturday.

RASQ Showground

The Royal Agricultural Society of Queensland has their offices and new Toowoomba Showgrounds at Glenvale. The showground was moved from the corner of Bridge and Mary Streets near the Queens Park reserve and City Botanic Gardens when it outgrew that site.

Significant factors in the move included lack of space, the need to rebuild run-down infrastructure, lack of space for camping and, of course, parking and noise problems for nearby residents. The new showground includes vast carparks, camping facilities, many buildings, a variety of function rooms and several large roofed spaces including the Cattle Pavilions and State Equestrian Centre. These facilities can be rented from the RASQ by community groups and commercial enterprises.

The RASQ Toowoomba Show has been at Glenvale since 1985.

The extensive facilities at the Showgrounds make up the Clive Berghofer Events Centre, named for local property developer and philanthropist, past Toowoomba Mayor & Member of State Parliament, Clive Berghofer.


Glenvale State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 224 Glenvale Road (27°33′45″S 151°54′10″E / 27.5625°S 151.9028°E / -27.5625; 151.9028 (Glenvale State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 761 students with 50 teachers (47 full-time equivalent) and 34 non-teaching staff (22 full-time equivalent). It includes a special education program.

Glenvale Christian School is a private primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 623-661 Boundary Street (27°33′40″S 151°54′00″E / 27.5610°S 151.9000°E / -27.5610; 151.9000 (Glenvale Christian School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 103 students with 8 teachers (7 full-time equivalent) and 10 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent). It is operated by the Toowoomba Christian Parent Controlled Day School Association Inc.

Darling Downs Christian School is a co educational private school (Kindergarten - Year 12) located on a 35 acre campus in McDougal Street. Having relocated from the previous campus due to enrolment growth, the Glenvale campus opened at the start of 2001 and is operated by Seventh-day Adventist Schools (South Queensland) Ltd.

The nearest government secondary schools are Harristown State High School in neighbouring Harristown to the east and Wilsonton State High School in Wilsonton Heights to the north-west.

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