More than 121,000 people live in the Toowoomba urban area with over 154,000 in the Toowoomba Regional Council area.

Supporting residents, the city has extensive retail, medical, education, business and community services. More information.

The population is projected to grow to 228,461 people by 2031 partially due to the growth of mining industry in the adjacent Surat Basin, one of Australia’s richest accessible resource reserves.

Toowoomba city is serviced by numerous medical centres, practitioners and specialists, and three hospitals:

  • St Vincent’s hospital, Scott Street, telephone 07 4690 4000
  • St Andrew’s hospital, 280 North Street, telephone 07 46 314 666
  • Toowoomba Base hospital, Pechey Street, telephone 07 4616 6000


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