Dalby Profile

Situated on the rich soils of the Darling Downs, Dalby is just 211 km north west of Brisbane and is at the crossroads to Toowoomba, Kingaroy, Roma, Mundubbera and Goondiwindi. Being so close to Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts makes a visit to rural Australia an easy drive for the metropolitan visitor.

Dalby and the surrounding Western Downs Shire is is at the centre of rich coal and natural gas reserves which underpin the power generation industry for SE Qld. The region is renowned as a rich agricultural area, growing crops such as cotton, sorghum, wheat, barley, sunflowers, chickpeas, mung beans and corn, as well as the production of lamb, beef and pork. Diversification into the fish, hemp and native flower markets has occurred in recent times. For more information, see Developments.

The Dalby region is a vibrant "go ahead" rural community with a town population of approximately 12,000 with a further 5,000 residing in the rural district. As well as large coal and gas fired power stations, it has the largest grain receival depot in Queensland, the largest one day livestock market in Australia and has one of the largest regional industrial and agricultural manufacturing sectors.

Two Environmental Parks in close proximity to Dalby feature pristine rainforest, a natural lake and flora and fauna in their natural habitat.

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Local Authority:
Western Downs Regional Council

Business Development:
Dalby Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Towns in the area:
Dalby
Jandowae
Bell
Jimbour
Kaimkillenbun
Macalister
Warra