Famous as the Rose and Rodeo City, Warwick is the thriving hub of the Southern Downs and home to around 15,000 people. Sitting on the banks of the Condamine River, historic Warwick features some of the state’s finest original sandstone buildings. Warwick is a growing city offering a variety of retail shopping, restaurants, education, health facilities and recreational activities. And of course there’s the everyday treat of living in a flourishing, ideally located region, with great access to city services – all while enjoying a country lifestyle.
There are a number of nearby towns in the surrounds of Warwick including Freestone, Maryvale, Yangan, Leyburn, Pratten and many more smaller villages.
Things to Do
Warwick enjoys a busy events calendar including the annual Jumpers and Jazz in July and the Warwick Rodeo. Known as the ‘Horsepower Capital of Australia’, many horse and motor sports take centre stage across the year, including rodeos, polocrosse, country races and plenty of trackside action at Morgan Park Raceway. Keen anglers are well catered for with the Condamine River, Leslie Dam and Connolly Dam all popular spots. Discover the town’s rich history through heritage walks, steam train travel, museums and historic buildings, or visit the Warwick Art Gallery. The Condamine River, source of the longest continuous river system in Australia, meanders gently through this vibrant town, offering plenty of scenic walking and cycling tracks. Country pubs, cafés and boutique stores adorn the main streets, while just outside the city some of Australia’s richest agricultural lands line the highways.
There are diverse local employment opportunities in Warwick, with agriculture, food processing, manufacturing and health care major employers. There are also plentiful career options in education and training, transport and logistics and accommodation and food services. The region’s largest employer, John Dee, is located in Warwick.
In Warwick, the houses and the backyards are big, but the mortgages are small, especially compared with city prices. Choose from a spacious modern home in a new housing estate, a charming Queenslander in one of Warwick’s historic streets or embrace country life with a larger rural residential block just 5 minutes outside of the CBD.
Warwick is home to a large number of government and private primary and secondary colleges. There are 12 primary schools to choose from across Warwick and surrounds, with older students well catered for at Warwick State High School, Assumption College, Warwick Christian College, School of Total Education or Scots PGC College, which also offers boarding. Warwick is also home to a TAFE Southern Queensland campus and a Griffith University health clinic. The University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba can be reached in just under one hour’s drive from Warwick. Warwick is also home to five child care centres and C&K Warwick Community Kindergarten.