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Living Here

Making a tree change to the Southern Downs is about making a better life for you and your family. It means affordable living in a stunning natural setting, getting ahead financially and having more time to enjoy life. With exciting career opportunities, inexpensive housing options, impressive education facilities and plenty of inspiration for weekend exploring, now's the time to make your tree change to the Southern Downs. Find out more about Living on the Southern Downs at 

Find Your Town

Our region has five unique areas which all feature affordable housing, access to services and tight knit communities. The Warwick and Surrounds area is the central hub for the region, with the Granite Belt home to Stanthorpe, the second largest town in the region. Residents in the Killarney, Allora and Western Villages (Leyburn, Pratten, Karara) all enjoy a quintessential country lifestyle. Read more >

Country Lifestyle, City Convenience

Our locals enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle with the reassurance of high quality infrastructure, medical facilities, professional services, national brands and shopping centres, public transport and nbn. There are also major cities on our doorstep, with Toowoomba only 60 minutes away and both Brisbane and the Gold Coast around two hours away. Read more >

Exciting Career Opportunities

The Southern Downs will welcome over 1000 jobs by December 2019 across manufacturing, health and aged care services, construction and retail. Say goodbye to the city hustle and the stress of a long commute and kickstart your career. Read more >

Health and Wellbeing

The region is serviced by large hospitals in both Warwick and Stanthorpe with additional medical facilities, including general practitioners, allied health, x-ray services and more, readily available. Safety and security is a feature of country living, with supportive neighbourhoods where residents tend to know eachother well. 

A Better Future for your Family

The Southern Downs boasts excellent education options with quality childcare and both public and private schooling options. The region is home to a TAFE college, the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, a Griffith University Health Clinic and a University of Southern Queensland hub. Read more >

Affordable Country Living

Take advantage of the affordable cost of housing on the Southern Downs, with spacious family homes in town as well as larger rural residential blocks available. Get ahead financially with a lower cost of living while earning a competitive salary. Read more >

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