Year of Festivals

Our Year of Festivals has begun so find out more and don’t miss the action!

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LIVE Western Downs Magazine

Check out the new LIVE Western Downs Magazine, published in partnership with Council and TSBE.

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Chinchilla Botanic Parkland

Wombats, watermelons and white gums — watch the Chinchilla Botanic Parkland come to life!

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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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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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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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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

9 hours ago

Remember when we asked to see your pooch like furever ago? ...yeah us too. Well after much deliberation between the team here (I mean it took us MONTHS to narrow it down) we've finally picked our top five dogs. As you can imagine it's been a ruff time for us, so we thought you might throw us a bone and help us pick the cutest dog in the Western Downs.

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Meet Claudia Nothdurft, one of our Bursary Students who commenced with Council in 2019. Not only is Claudia studying Crimonology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University, she also received the George Alexander Foundation Scholarship. The objective of the Scholarship is to assist with costs associated with accommodation fees for students who can demonstrate academic merit and potential. Council's Bursary program supports course-related expenses and offers on-the-job experience over the university semester breaks. To find out more about Council's Bursary Program follow the link:

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

We know you ❤️ Miles, and we love grants! Who could think of a better combination than a grant writing workshop in Miles? Head on down to the Columboola Function Room on 20 June at 9.30am and 6pm to learn all the tips and tricks from our grants team. Secure your place today by calling 1300 COUNCIL to learn more aboute grants visit:

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Are you an experienced construction labourer? If you are looking for a stable role in an organisation committed to providing outstanding service to the community, then this role is for you. We are one of only a handful of Councils in Queensland to be debt-free, having paid the final instalment of our $60 million debt in March 2019. Click here for more information on how to apply,

Western Downs Regional Council

2 days ago

Are you heading to our Meandarra Grant Writing Workshop tonight at 6pm? With the Meandarra Hall a little chilly in this weather, make sure to meet us at the Meandarra Library instead. Special guest Danny Nearhos will also be at tonight's workshop to share more info on grants available from the Department of Sport and Recreation. See you there!

Western Downs Cinemas

Check out what’s now showing at our cinemas in Chinchilla and Dalby

Our Events

Western Downs Invites You to join in all our upcoming events

Regional Art Exhibition

Entries are now open for the Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition

Watering Restrictions

New water restrictions will take effect 27 January