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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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Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

We are seeking a Senior Legal Advisor to join the team. In this role you will provide high-quality professional legal advice across Council to build an understanding of legal issues, risks and obligations. You will also be the primary contact for advice in contract law, representing Council in litigation and compliance and risk management. This fixed term role is flexible with the option to work full time or part time. Find out more and apply online here - bit.ly/2OK4dG9.

Western Downs Regional Council

4 days ago

We're beyond excited to be welcoming country music superstars Adam Eckersley & Brooke McClymont (that's right, Brooke from The McClymonts!) to the Western Downs next month as a part of our last Not Just for Laughs regional comedy tour — and you better believe we're going out with a bang. 🎉🎉🎉 Keep an ear out for Brooke and Adam on ABC Southern Queensland with David Illiffe on Monday morning.

Western Downs Regional Council

5 days ago

As part of our community 'Groovin into Town' series, The Signy Arnason Quartet will be joining us at the fifth annual Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition this Saturday night from 5.30pm. 🎶 Be sure to visit the Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla this Saturday evening to browse some of our region's greatest talent! #GroovinIntoTown #LOVEWesternDowns

Western Downs Regional Council

5 days ago

Thanks so much to Our Lady of the Southern Cross College students Clancy, Kacy and Connor for spending time with our IT, Engineering and Records departments this week for work experience. Council loved having you with us! To find out about traineeship and apprenticeship opportunities follow the link: wdrc.info/trainees-and-apprentices/

Western Downs Regional Council

6 days ago

No plans for your Saturday night? Discover the talent on show from our local artists at the fifth annual Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition this Saturday night from 5.30pm. Who will be the next artist to take home the coveted First Prize, like Helen in 2017 with her 'Fabulous Fascinators' piece? Head to Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla to find out!

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How gorgeous are the Santa Bulls that were at Saturday’s sale! #lovewesterndowns #mooveoutoftheway #unbullievable Read More

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The residents at Carinya spoilt the visitors to the @milesbacktothebushfestival with a Teddy Bear Picnic #lovewesterndowns #socutewecantbearit Read More

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The kids from Kaimkillenbun State School are excited for the free family movie night happening tomorrow at their school! To find out when @ferdinandmovie is coming to a town near you follow the link in our bio 🐮🎬🍿 #lovewesterndowns #youbetterbullieveit Read More

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Thanks to Bronwyn and Tony for being our Street Tree celebrities! Watch this space - the next round of Council’s Adopt a Street Tree program is opening soon 🌳🌳🌳 #lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree Read More

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Wednesday 1st August was #nationalscoutday and Mayor @mcveigh1978 has been honoured with a scout supporters scarf at the Dalby Scouts Den. #lovewesterndowns Read More

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Did you get up at the quack of dawn this morning? It was a bit fresh in our neck of the woods, let us know how cold it was where you were! #lovewesterndowns #brr #iceicebaby 📸: @courtneygaye_travels Read More

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We have some incredibly talented artists in the Western Downs! Thanks @teresaseasel for coming out and running your two day workshop! #lovewesterndowns #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting Read More

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Our very own Kyla-Rae received an Academic Excellence award from Goondir at NAIDOC celebrations in Dalby! 👏🏻🏆 #NAIDOC2018 #becauseofherwecan #lovewesterndowns Read More

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Moo-ve over Daisy! The Dalby Saleyards have been in operation for over 75 years with 200 000 of these beautiful animals sold through our yards each year 🐄🐂#lovewesterndowns #cowsofinstagram Read More

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The Cods were biting at the fishbowl as the 20 years of football kicked off with Ladies Day 2018! 🏉💃🏻🥂#plentyoffishintheC #lovewesterndowns #condaminecods @condaminecodsrugby @lisakennedycollections @smokeandmirrorsonline @cestcheese.onthego 🎶: Bensound.com Read More

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What is love? Baaaaby don’t herd me 🐏🐑 📷: @borderlivingmag #lovewesterndowns #prayforrain #sheepofinstagram #ewebeauty Read More

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Regardless of your faith, Mayor Paul McVeigh invites you to #prayforrain this Sunday - let’s get the Western Downs green again! 🌱🌱🌱 #lovewesterndowns Read More

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It’s officially begun! So excited to see Mayor McVeigh and @stirlinghinchliffe turn the sod at the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands site. There’s so many great things coming your way Chinchilla, and we just can’t wait to show them off #watchthisspace 🌳🍉🦕#chinchillabotanicparklands #lovewesterndowns Read More

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Why not visit the beautiful Caliguel Lagoon out at Condamine. Beautifully captured by @seanscottphotography #caliguellagoon #lovewesterndowns #tgif Read More

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We hope this Mumma has been keeping warm with this cooler weather❄️🌬🐮 📷: @emmahookephotography #lovewesterndowns #throwbackthursday #cowsofinstagram Read More

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We love the beautiful skies we have in the Western Downs especially this slice of heaven in Miles. 📷: @chrissweetapplephotography #lovewesterndowns #magicalmonday Read More

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It’s not too late to sign up for Council’s Sport & Recreation Assistance Program -not only do our grants help out our fantastic sports teams across the region, but we get to share great stories just like this one!⠀ ⠀ It’s an understatement to say that Macauley here is a superstar athlete. After a lot of hard work, he was selected to represent that State in touch football at last year’s Pacific School Games. With Council’s backing, he was able to focus on footy and not have to worry about the cost of flights. And the best part? He got the gold 🏅⠀ ⠀ If you are a sporting team or individual after a little boost to go from good to great, we’d love to hear from you. Read More

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Thursday afternoon means it’s time for a little #throwback, so we’re reminiscing about last year’s fabulous Jandowae Timbertown Festival! Are you as excited as we are for the 2018 @jandowaetimbertownfestival this weekend? Only two more sleeps! #lovewesterndowns #throwbackthursday #jandowaetimbertownfestival #timberrrr Read More

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Look out for our Councillors hiding in the trees! Don’t worry, it’s just the next phase of our Adopt a Street Tree initiative - coming to a street verge near you 🌳🌳🌳 #lovewesterndowns #adoptastreettree #lovewhereyoulive Read More

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Did you make it out to the Miles Show this week? Meet Kim Chew, Faye Burton, Gail Courte and Glen Ruediger, just a few of the fantastic volunteers who helped make it a great success. Do you know someone who does a wonderful job at our local shows across the region? Give them a shout out below! #NVW2018 Read More

Adopt a Street Tree

Registrations are now open for Round 3 of Adopt a Street Tree

Groovin into Town

Join the musical experience this Spring across the Western Downs

2018/19 Budget Adopted

See the great projects we’re delivering across our region

Aged Care Beds Available

The Tarcoola Aged Care Facility in Tara currently has available beds