Big Skies 2019 is headed to the Western Downs from Saturday 27 April to Sunday 5 May 2019. Get your tickets now!
Wombats, watermelons and white gums — watch the Chinchilla Botanic Parklands come to life!
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Watering times are in effect across the Western Downs
See full details of current water restrictions for your area
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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Applications for our two disability traineeships close tomorrow. If you or someone you know would like to kickstart a career with us, apply today!
Click here to find out more: bit.ly/2HqNCrE
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Have you been out to the Kaimkillenbun Pub? We have so many special towns full of stories and Western Downs history - make sure you check them out!
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Love the big screen and the smell of fresh popcorn? We've got the job for you! Our Dalby Cinema is looking for two Casual Cinema Attendants (1 x Junior & 1 x Senior) to join the Western Downs Cinemas team!
To apply for these positions, email your current resume and 500 words outlining why you're the best candidate to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close Thursday 31 January.
Have you got your copy of the LIVE Western Downs Magazine yet?
Published in partnership with the Western Downs Regional Council and the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) and launched this morning, LIVE Western Downs celebrates what an incredible place our region is to live, work and play.
"Our region has so many wonderful things to offer and I'm proud that we get to showcase these in this brand new publication. I'm very excited to see it out and about in our communities and shared with all of our visitors." ~ Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith.
LIVE Western Downs will be distributed outside of the region and will be available in hotels, cafes, real estate agents and available from Western Downs Regional Council.
Grab your copy now!
Image: TSBE Board Director Rob Hart (left) and Deputy Mayor Andrew Smith.
Have you been into your local butcher to submit your 'Flavour It Your Way' Aussie Day sausage suggestions yet? Clint from Gleeson Quality Meats is excited to see your flavour ideas coming in!
"It’s all about getting the community together and we get a lot of interesting entries – it’s awesome, I love it.” ~ Clinton Smith
To find out more about where you can make your submission, follow this link - wdrc.info/snag-flavours-put-to-the-test-this-australia-day/.
6 Jan 19
Cr Rasmussen looking good as co driver in the 2019 Commodore Supercar at the @redbullholden launch yesterday. Lownd… https://t.co/BZMlbS1sHS
22 Nov 18
If you think the #BigMelon is the next big thing, wait until you see the Watermelon Water Play Area at the… https://t.co/8KUHLGR5mP
13 Nov 18
Mayor Paul McVeigh speaks with @9NewsQueensland about all things #bigskies2019 https://t.co/uwJvJ0RiKO
29 Oct 18
There may be grey skies out along the Warrego Highway in Oakey, but Big Skies is on the way for the #WesternDowns!… https://t.co/Uv5vTgR79U
11 Jul 18
Dalby is buzzing today! Thanks to @madolynp13 and @7NewsToowoomba for coming and chatting with us today about the… https://t.co/aO6YaDw38B
26 Jun 18
The #ChinchillaBotanicParklands Stage 1 kicked off today with the Hon @StirlHinchliffe Minister for Local Governmen… https://t.co/wZJtvX3gn6
5 May 18
Stay hydrated! You can bring sealed bottled water into the Day on the Plain venue #BigSkies2018 https://t.co/Wmt35vx4Na
2 May 18
Dalby Saleyards Tours kicked off the Big Skies Festival 2018 this morning, with visitors from as far away as Tasman… https://t.co/DOc5RRkqvu
30 Apr 18
What a fabulous weekend to be on the #westerndowns !
Lovely to have so many locals and visitors enjoying our iconic… https://t.co/s8so32yHlM
20 Apr 18
A fantastic day as His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC @QldGovernor joins @WesternDownsRC Mayor Paul Mc… https://t.co/1iyMA6B4tO
Take me home, country roads 🎶 Aren’t we lucky to belong to a view like this! #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More
We can’t help but smile when we look at this beautiful field of sorghum 🌾🌾 #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns #cantbeglumwithallthissorghum Read More
Now that’s what we call a view! With so many things to do around the Western Downs on a weekend we’d love to hear about your favourite spots #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More
Big thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated the @redbullholden launch in Dalby! It was great to see @craiglowndes888 and the Red Bull Holden Racing Team get back to their regional roots in the Western Downs.
📸: Andy Green/ Red Bull Content Pool
#lovewesterndowns #redbullholden Read More
We can’t help but hear a little Stevie Wonder when we look at this photo 🎶 #isntshelovely #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More
We’re excited to show you all of the things we’ve got planned for this year! #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns #2019YearoftheFestival Read More
Have you bought your tickets to #DayOnThePlain yet? Don’t miss out on this lineup, including rock superstar Jon Stevens. Join us at Jimbour Amphitheatre on Saturday 4 May 2019 for a concert like no other - tickets available in bio! 🎸⠀
#BigSkies2019 #BigSkiesEvents Read More
The lights are up, trees have been decorated and the sweet sounds of carols are in the air - Christmas is here! Celebrate the festive season with us at MyALL 107 tonight at the Community Tree Lighting? Come down from 5.30 to 7pm for face painting 🎨, storytime 📕, ornament decorating ⭐️ and a BBQ 🥩. See you there! #lovewesterndowns #christmas Read More
Can you believe the beautiful Lake Broadwater is on our back doorstep? The only naturally occurring lake on the Darling Downs, the Lake Broadwater is home to water birds, native wildlife and avid skiiers come summer. Those water views 🙌⠀
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You’ve heard of The Big Melon, but what about the other famous statue in the Western Downs? Legend has it a swagman and his dog were approach by a visitor who asked, ‘Who lives here?’, the swagman replied ‘Me and Darra’. What a story! #lovewesterndowns #meandarra Read More
Cotton from above - you’d be forgiven if you thought we spilled a packet of Life Savers 🍬! Thanks @audaxaerial for the great shot.⠀
#lovewesterndowns #cotton Read More
Did you know that Kaimkillenbun is the longest single-word named town in Queensland? You can get spectacular shots like this 👆 at The Bun too - what an impressive town! What else do you love about The Bun?⠀
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If you think the #BigMelon is the next big thing, wait until you see the Watermelon Water Play Area at the #chinchillabotanicparklands! Here’s the very start of the ‘splash pad’, the state-of-the-art water treatment base that ensures we’re just as #waterwise as we are crazy about #watermelons 🍉 Read More
We love all the seasons here in the Western Downs but we’re a little bias when it comes to how beautiful our winters are. #waybackwednesday #lovewesterndowns 📸: @meganmcnicholl Read More
Big Skies 2019 is going to be a smash if the launch is anything to go off! We had such a great day with John Paul Young and the always helpful staff at Jimbour Station. #bigskies2019 #lovewesterndowns #experiencewesterndowns Read More
Love is in the air at Jimbour House today ❤️ So excited to launch #bigskies2019 and announce the official #dayontheplain lineup for Saturday 4 May 2019 - including our special guest John Paul Young! Keep an eye out on our page for more behind the scenes photos from today and visit our brand new website (#linkinbio) to grab your tickets! #lovewesterndowns Read More
It’s #melonmadness this morning in Chinchilla after the official unveiling of Australia’s Next Big Thing - The Big Melon. 🍉#lovewesterndowns #TheBigMelon Read More
Harvest time is a pretty big deal around here 🌾📷: @lifeonglenlomond #lovewesterndowns #fieldsofgold #thankafarmer Read More
Sunny days are great for scenic drives like this one to Lake Broadwater. Where are you going this weekend in the Western Downs? #lovewesterndowns Read More
How great is it when the Western Downs is full of colour? #lovewesterndowns Read More
New water restrictions take effect 18 November
View the Western Downs Planning Scheme Amendment 1
Registrations are now open for Round 3 of Adopt a Street Tree
The Tarcoola Aged Care Facility in Tara currently has available beds