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Living in the Western Downs

Welcome Guides

With the support of Shell QGC and Western Downs Queensland, we have developed a series of welcome guides bursting with information, handy hints and fun facts about each of our local communities. Click on the guide below to discover what our towns have to offer visitors and residents.



We know the Western Downs is a great place to live – but don’t take our word for it!

Hear from locals who love to live in the Western Downs.

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Why to move to the Western Downs?

The Western Downs offers affordability, accessibility and amenities. Many families are drawn to the region’s affordable cost of living, with housing prices that sit significantly lower than the Queensland average. Families moving to the area are pleased to find high-performing public and private schools, with no peak hour traffic or long commutes to work.

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Click here for our top 10 reasons to move to the Western Downs