About Toowoomba

The magnificent Toowoomba region lets you live, study, work and play under the big sky of the rich Darling Downs. Crisp winter air, knee-deep autumn leaves, clear summer days and a riot of colour in spring; nowhere else in Queensland will you experience all four seasons as distinctively as right here.

Located 90 minutes from Brisbane, Toowoomba crowns the edge of the Great Dividing Range, 700 metres above sea level, with an escarpment boasting spectacular views of the Lockyer Valley. Toowoomba is the second largest inland Australian city and has a regional population of 166,400.

From vast patchwork plains to small boutique farms and artisan producers and providores, this region puts its heart on a plate. Renowned as a destination for fresh locally grown food and farming produce, the locally made wine and delicious food will tantalise the tastebuds and warm the soul.

Known as Australia’s Garden City, Toowoomba is the perfect place to pack a picnic and relax in one of our 150-plus parks and gardens. Join the locals and taste the colours of spring at the multi award-winning Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers! Enjoy the ten-day festival of nonstop fun and laughter, flowers, fireworks, parades, music and entertainment as well as sensational wines and tantalising tastes of the region.

Home to the First Coat art festival – one of Australia’s most prominent regional arts projects. Artists from around the world have created a walkable gallery of contemporary street murals in the heart of the city.

Fly directly into Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport or turn on the music and enjoy a scenic drive from Brisbane. The Toowoomba region’s rich traditions and bold ambitions deliver a unique charm and distinctive energy and we invite you to experience our warm hospitality.



Empire Theatre
54-56 Neil Street
Toowoomba, QLD,4350

The Conference will take place at The Empire Theatre which is in Toowoomba. The Empire Theatre is the largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia. Renowned for its classic art deco architecture, the heritage listed theatre is the jewel of the Darling Downs. For further information regarding The Empire Theatre and how to get there please visit: www.empiretheatre.com.au