TOOWOOMBA
garden city of southern Queensland in Australia

Situated 135km west of Queensland's state capital Brisbane and sitting on top of the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, Toowoomba has a temperate climate, spectacular views and fertile soils. A city of over 100,000 inhabitants, it is the centre for the rich agricultural lands of the Darling Downs. Toowoomba is also a centre for education for the region having 12 private and state secondary schools and colleges and is home to the University of Southern Queensland. Its magnificent gardens and parks are celebrated every year with the famous week-long Carnival of Flowers and its numerous restaurants of diverse cuisine, world-class art-deco theatre, cinemas and modern shopping precincts contribute to the attractive life-style.


The Bahá'í Faith has been established in Toowoomba for about 50 years and is one of the most vibrant Bahá'í communities in Australia. Although modest in terms of numbers it has established itself as an integral part of the wider community and has a significant profile with its weekly prayer and meditation service, primary school religious education classes, centrally-located Peace Garden  and numerous other public activities which promote harmony and progress.
Empire Theatre
Old Court House
City Hall precinct
White Horse building
Picnic Point
typical residence
Cafe Paradiso
' Eat ' Street
Carnival of Flowers Parade