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Kingsthorpe Haden Road, 2014
Goombungee is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,026 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 13.429/km2 (34.78/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4354
Area 76.4 km2 (29.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
Region Darling Downs
County Aubigny
Parish Goombungee
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Goombungee:
Kilbirnie Haden Bergen
Highland Plains Goombungee Douglas
Silverleigh Boodua Muniganeen

Goombungee is a rural town and locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Goombungee had a population of 1,026 people.


It is 35 km north-west of Toowoomba in the Darling Downs.


The town boasts a unique ironman at the southern entrance to the town which is reminiscent of the Rural Ironman and Ironwoman competition which was once held annually on Australia Day. There is also a historic museum, an art gallery, a primary school and a police station.


StateLibQld 1 123487 Workers and visitors outside the Goombungee Co-op Dairy Coy, Ltd., Goombungee, Queensland, ca. 1905
Goombungee Co-op Dairy Company, circa 1905

The first meeting of the former local government area of Shire of Rosalie was held on 17 February 1879. The town is now part of the Toowoomba Region local government area. Goombungee Post Office opened by 1895 (a receiving office had been open from 1878, first known as Gomoran).

In 2003, the town was connected to a mains water supply.

Heritage listings

Goombungee War Memorial
Goombungee War Memorial

Goombungee has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Goombungee police station
Goombungee police station, 2014

The Goombungee Library is operated by the Toowoomba Regional Council. The library is located at 89 Mocatta Street and is open three days a week (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday).


Goombungee has won four Queensland Tidy Towns awards, in 1975/76, 1976/77, 1980/81 and 1981/82.


Each November, Goombungee hosts a Jacaranda Day festival in the main street, celebrating the history of the town and the blooming jacarandas and silky oaks. The annual Goombungee-Haden Show is held each autumn at the picturesque showgrounds in the town. The Goombungee Rodeo is also held there on the first Saturday in November.


There are a number of homesteads in the locality, including Gware Hill (27°21′08″S 151°49′18″E / 27.3523°S 151.8217°E / -27.3523; 151.8217 (Gware Hill (homestead))).


Goombungee State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 52 Mocatta Street (27°18′07″S 151°51′09″E / 27.3020°S 151.8525°E / -27.3020; 151.8525 (Goombungee State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 115 students with 9 teachers (8 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools. The nearest secondary schools are Crows Nest State School (to Year 10) in Crows Nest to the east, Highfields State Secondary College (to Year 12) in Highfields to the south, and Oakey State High School (to Year 12) in Oakey to the south-west.

Road infrastructure

The Pechey-Maclagan Road runs through from east to west, and the Kingsthorpe-Haden Road from south to north.

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