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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New Website

Dalby Regional Saleyards New Website

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

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The Recycling Market

The Recycling Market Environmental Grants Program

Applications are now open to not-for-profit organisations who have a great idea for an environmental project

Submissions close 30 June 2017

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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


We have one number for all your enquiries

Just call 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624)

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Western Downs Regional Council

3 hours ago

Make the switch to Smart Notices today! Western Downs dog owners can have their dog renewal notices sent via SMS direct to their phone, providing all the information of paper notices plus so much more. To start receiving your dog renewal notice electronically contact us on 1300 COUNCIL to update your current contact details ~ WDRC Comms Team

Western Downs Regional Council

7 hours ago

National Simultaneous Storytime is on again tomorrow! Join in on the fun at the Dalby Library from 11am, with activities, face painting, and a special guest appearance from the cow himself! For more information, head over to ~ WDRC Comms Team

Western Downs Regional Council

9 hours ago

Avoid getting eaten alive by mozzies! To protect yourself from being bitten by a hungry mosquito make sure you apply insect repellent when working outside. Use an insect repellent with either synthetic chemicals (DEET, picaridin and PMD) or a natural product like Eucalyptus, Citronella or Melaleuca to reduce the chances of becoming a mozzie meal. For more tips visit ~ Enviro Health Team

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Congratulations to the very well-deserved recipients of Round 10 of the Chinchilla Community Benefits Trust, who will share in $50,000 of funding! If you're a community organisation in need of a little extra help, make sure to head on to for more info. ~ WDRC Com Dev Team

Western Downs Regional Council

4 days ago

Mayor Paul McVeigh caught up with Deputy PM Hon Barnaby Joyce after his budget speech at yesterday's Rural Press Club Queensland event to talk about the importance of growing regional Australia and our rural communities. #Alwaysadvocating #Brightfuture

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Nominations Now Open for Australia Day Awards 2018

Celebrate our local heroes by nominating them for an Australia Day Award

Western Downs Youth Week 5-10 June 2017

Free events include circus workshops, side show activities, games and afterparty

Free Food Handlers Course July 2017

Register now for free Food Handlers Course sessions in Chinchilla, Dalby and Tara in July