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Toowoomba City
Toowoomba City Hall.jpg
Toowoomba City Hall in Ruthven Street
Toowoomba City is located in Queensland
Toowoomba City
Toowoomba City
Location in Queensland
Population 2,088 (2016 census)
 • Density 773/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4350
Area 2.7 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location 123 km (76 mi) W of Brisbane CBD
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Toowoomba North
Federal Division(s) Groom
Suburbs around Toowoomba City:
Newtown North Toowoomba North Toowoomba
Newtown Toowoomba City East Toowoomba
Harristown South Toowoomba South Toowoomba

Toowoomba City is an urban locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. It is the central suburb of Toowoomba, containing its central business district. In the 2016 census, Toowoomba City had a population of 2,088 people.


Toowoomba City is situated at the intersection of the New England Highway and Warrego Highway, and contains Toowoomba railway station (the terminus of the Westlander service) and the city's bus interchange on Neil Street, from which various buses depart for the suburbs. Toowoomba also has a taxi facility available.


The Tooowoomba City library is located at 618 Ruthven Street (a temporary arrangement until a new building on the corner of Herries Street and Victoria Street is completed). The library is open seven days a week.

The Local history library is located at 476 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. The Local history library has a comprehensive archival collection that is of local, state and national significance, including the Robinson Collection named after Nellie E. Robinson. This comprehensive collection contains records from local personalities, businesses and community organizations.

Heritage listings

Toowoomba City has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Vacy Hall 2
Vacy Hall, 2014


Toowoomba North State School is a government primary (P-6) school for boys and girls located on the south-west corner of Mort and Taylor Streets. In 2015, the school had an enrolment of 157 students with 12 teachers (11 full-time equivalent).

Holy Name Primary School is a Catholic primary (P-6) school for boys and girls operated in the Mercy tradition at 188 Bridge Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 154 students with 12 teachers (10.3 full-time equivalent) and 8 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

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