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Big Skies 2018

Read more about the exciting new event coming in 2018…

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Adopt a Pound Pet Today

Cats and dogs adopted from Council’s pounds during February, March & April will be eligible for Council’s desexing program

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2018 Regional Artists' Exhibition

Get your entries in for the 2018 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition. Entries close Monday 2 July

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LOVE Western Downs Magazine

Be sure to check out the new LOVE Western Downs Magazine, now available to view online.

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Adopt a Street Tree...

The Adopt a Street Tree program is all about creating healthier, happier and closer communities right across the Western Downs! Find out more today.

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New Website

Dalby Regional Saleyards New Website

Check out the new Dalby Regional Saleyards @ Western Downs website!

www.dalbyregionalsaleyards.com.au

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New Planning Scheme

Western Downs Planning Scheme

The Western Downs Planning Scheme has now been adopted by Council

View the new Planning Scheme

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My Community Directory

Promote Your Community Group

Add or update your community group details on Council’s FREE online My Community Directory

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Western Downs WaterWise

Watering Times

Watering times are in effect across the Western Downs

See full details of current water restrictions for your area

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Events in the Western Downs

Western Downs Invites You

Planning a weekend away or just wanting to catch up with friends and family? Visit our comprehensive online events calendar for local community events.

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One Number for All Services

1300 COUNCIL

We have one number for all your enquiries

Just call 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

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Western Downs Regional Council

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Check it out! Get an incredible look inside one of our region's most mysterious, and grandest, homes thanks to ABC Southern Queensland. We can't wait for you to experience Jimbour Homestead in all it's glory at Big Skies this May! Check out the full program and book your tickets here: www.bigskies2018.com.au

Western Downs Regional Council

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Road Closure, Wandoan — residents are advised that Jackson-Wandoan Road, just past the Sundown Road intersection has been closed due to minor flooding. We ask that you obey all signage in place and find an alternate route until the road is clear.

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Tree over road — Please be advised that there is a tree over the road blocking one lane 40km west of Moonie (between Moonie and Westmar). Works crews will be onsite shortly to remove the tree.

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

If you're travelling around our region just a friendly reminder to take care while driving in the wet weather. With some water over roads in the Dalby, Jandowae and Tara districts we encourage residents and visitors to take caution on our local roads. For up to date information on road conditions across Queensland visit Department of Transport and Main Roads website: https://qldtraffic.qld.gov.au/

Western Downs Regional Council

2 days ago

Did you know that we offer eligible properties a 50% drought rebate for water purchased from any of Council's standpipes across the region? Not sure if you're eligible? Watch our little video to find out more on how you can take advantage of this great rebate.

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Back by popular demand, our Adopt a Street Tree applications for 2018 are now open - and by the looks of it, Alicia and Flynn are stoked! Join our community of tree lovers across the Western Downs and register your interest at the link in our bio 🌳🌳🌳⠀ #lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree #community #nature #westerndowns #treelover Read More

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Too good not to regram - thanks @lizzys.lovelys for this great shot! 📸: @lizzys.lovelys #lovewesterndowns #regionalprode #localphotographer #sorghum Read More

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You know what Thursday means - Friday is around the corner! ⠀ 📸: @vanessaernsty⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer Read More

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Last minute valentines for the one you love? Hot air balloons, Jimbour at sunrise and champagne - it doesn't get much more romantic than that. Tickets are on sale now at the link in our bio ❤️ #lovewesterndowns #bigskies2018 Read More

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Storytime! Love all that our libraries do for the community.⠀ 📸: @westerndownslibraries ⠀ #lovewesterndowns #library #community Read More

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Just like glass... 👌⠀ 📸: @meganmcnicholl⠀ #lovewesterndowns #localphotographer #regionalpride Read More

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Can't get enough of our #australiaday photos from across the region! #flashbackfriday to @ashurstdonna and Australia Day Ambassador David Edwards at the Aus Day event in Dalby. Thanks for being such a good sport David!⠀ 📸: @ange_stirling_photography⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #wdausday #westerndownsinvitesyou Read More

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It's amazing what you find out the car window on a drive through the Western Downs. Thanks for the shot Sheridan!⠀ 📸: @sherryok_91⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer Read More

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Sale day! Loving this shot from Southern Queensland Country from the Dalby Regional Saleyards - right in the heart of the action⠀ 📸: @sqcountry⠀ #lovewesterndowns #saleyards #localgovqld Read More

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Just one of the many incredible images from @auduxaerial. We have so many talented photographers on the Western Downs - we just can't keep up sometimes! If you love our beautiful region as much as we do, tag your photos with #lovewesterndowns to be featured.⠀ 📸: @audaxaerial⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #westerndownsphotographer Read More

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Who knew Buffel grass made such a stunning photo?!⠀ 📸: @edie_76⠀ #lovewesterndowns #localphotographer #farmlife #regionalpride Read More

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Such a vibrant contrast - wishing you all the best, little plants! 🌱🌱🌱⠀ 📸: @jess_mick⠀ #lovewesterndowns #localphotograher #westerndowns #green Read More

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Congrats and welcome to our 14 new Trainees and Apprentices joining WDRC in 2018! From Parks and Open Spaces to IT and Diesel Fitting, there's plenty of new smiling faces in Council ready to make a positive difference in our community.⠀ #lovewesterndowns #kickstartyourcareer #localgovqld Read More

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Can't get enough of these Western Downs sunsets - just like a watercolour 🎨⠀ 📸: @bect90⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #sunsets #localphotographer Read More

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Those cotton at sunset views - thanks for the great shot @ellieeemcveigh ☁️☁️☁️⠀ 📸: @ellieeemcveigh⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer #lovewhereyoulive Read More

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Our Saleyards have never looked so good 🙌⠀ 📸: @brady_23⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer #saleyards Read More

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We've been so busy working on the new edition of our Love Western Downs magazine (exciting!) that we've missed some fantastic shots from our local photographers. So talented! We can't keep up! *be prepared for some photo spam, it's definitely worth it*⠀ 📸: @flynnie_john⠀ #lovewesterndowns #regionalpride #localphotographer #farmlife Read More

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Pretty much sums up our Australia Day👌 📸: @ange_stirling_photography #lovewesterndowns #wdausday #australiaday #westerndownsinvitesyou Read More

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One of the best parts of Australia Day in the Western Downs? Welcoming our new citizens! It's such a privilege that families from across the world now call our region home ❤️⠀ #lovewesterndowns #wdausday #australiaday #westerndownsinvitesyou Read More

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We love a good party, so we're bringing our Australia Day celebrations to six locations across the Western Downs. Chinchilla, Dalby, Jandowae, Miles, Moonie and Wandoan - get ready to get true blue! 🇦🇺⠀ #lovewesterndowns #wdausday #australiaday #westerndownsinvitesyou Read More

Premier Tours Our Region

Premier tours Energy Capital of Queensland

Water Notices Issued

Water Notices have been issued and are due 28 February 2018

Big Skies 2018

Purchase your tickets to secure your spot for Big Skies Day on the Plain

Regional Water Restrictions

Regional water restrictions changing from Sunday 21 January 2018