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Middle Ridge
ToowoombaQueensland
Population: 6561
Postcode: 4350
Area: 6.7 km² (2.6 sq mi)
Location: 6 km (4 mi) SSE of Toowoomba
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Toowoomba South
Federal Division: Groom
Suburbs around Middle Ridge:
Kearneys Spring Centenary Heights Rangeville
Kearneys Spring Middle Ridge Silver Ridge
Kearneys Spring Preston Upper Flagstone

Middle Ridge is a suburb of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, located 6 kilometres (4 mi) from the city centre. At the 2011 Australian Census the suburb recorded a population of 6,561.

Middle Ridge was named in the 1860s, as the area between East and West Creeks where the teamsters who camped at Toowoomba turned their teams loose to graze.

The suburb contains a primary school, Middle Ridge State School. Several sporting facilities are also located in Middle Ridge: the Echo Valley Motor Sport Complex (home to the Toowoomba Auto Club and Toowoomba Motocross Club), the Valleys rugby league club, and Toowoomba Golf Club.

Gabbinbar Homestead side
Entrance building to Gabbinbar homestead, 2014

Middle Ridge is home to the heritage-listed Gabbinbar homestead.


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