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

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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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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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Western Downs Regional Council

20 minutes ago

Can you believe it's only one month until Opera at Jimbour is back on the Western Downs? Since it's Thursday, there's only one way to celebrate — here's a #ThrowbackThursday to #OPERAatJIMBOUR in 2007. It's safe to say that Opera has earned its reputation more than ten years on from this photo — in 2017 we welcomed close to 10,000 guests to the amphitheatre! Do you have any Opera throwbacks to share? Tickets to the 2019 Opera at Jimbour are on sale now via

Western Downs Regional Council

2 hours ago

Exciting news! Council has purchased the former 'Mary's Commercial Hotel' lot in Dalby. Council plan on turning this land into a green space as part of the regions ongoing beautification works. Keep an eye out as this new area comes to life 🌱🌿🌻

Western Downs Regional Council

18 hours ago

We're investing in the future by ensuring that our young people can find great jobs in the Western Downs — just like Jordan (Dalby State High School) and David (Tara Shire State College), our work experience students in the IT and Parks & Open Spaces departments. Great to have you onboard guys!

Western Downs Regional Council

23 hours ago

Hey Western Downs, do you have your singing voices warmed up? Don't forget the 'Help is on it Way' Choral Workshop with Emma Dean Music is on this Saturday at the Chinchilla Cultural Centre from 10am — be a part of a national choral initiative focussed on tackling tough conversations about mental health: #QLDMUSICFEST 🎶 Hang on, help is on its way. I'll be there as fast as I can.... 🎶

Western Downs Regional Council

1 day ago

Great news from the WDRC 2019/20 Budget! This year we have budgeted for 30 trainees including apprentices who will be allocated across areas and regions of Council. Council's traineeship program has gone from strength to strength and is one of many things we're really proud of.

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