Toowoomba is a picturesque mountain city located in south east Queensland some 127Km west (90 minutes’ drive) of the state’s capital, Brisbane.

Clinging to the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment at an altitude of seven hundred meters above sea-level, the city affords breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across the east.

Toowoomba’s climate can best be described as pleasant with temperature ranges averaging a cool 5C to 16C in winter and a mild 17C to 27C in summer.

There are a variety of options for getting to Toowoomba for the conference. A selection of the most common are below:

By Air

The closest major city is Brisbane. Regular flights are available from all Australian capital cities to Brisbane airport with Jetstar, Virgin Australia, or Qantas.

Car Hire / Self Drive

Car rental is available through all major car rental companies (Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty) in airport or city locations. From Brisbane (drive time is approx. 1.5 hours), Gold Coast (approx. 2hrs and 15 mins), Sunshine Coast (approx. 2 hrs. and 45 mins).

Access to Toowoomba is primarily via road, Toowoomba is 125 kilometres south-west from Brisbane, around two hours’ drive from the Gold Coast and a three hour scenic country drive from the Sunshine Coast.

From Brisbane:

Take Milton Road from M3. Follow M5, M2 and National Highway A2 to Herries Street in Toowoomba. Continue on Herries Street, to Annand Street in Toowomba.

From Sunshine Coast:

Get on Sunshine Motorway/State Route 70 from Maroochydore Rd and Maroochy Boulevard. Take M1, Gympie Rd, M7 and M2 to National Highway A2 in Brassall. Follow National Highway A2 to Annand St in Toowoomba.

From Gold Coast:

Take Rio Vista Boulvard, State Route 90 and Nerang Broadbeach Road to Nerang Connection Roadi in Nerang. Then take the Pacific Motorway/M1, Logan Motorwat/Metroad 6, M2 and National Highway A2 to Herries Street in Toowoomba. Continue on Herries Street.

Airport Shuttle

The Airport Flyer

The Airport Flyer is a door-to-door mini coach service linking Toowoomba, Ipswich and Gatton with Brisbane Airport. They transport passengers from Brisbane Airport to Toowoomba and other places along the route. It offers a service to your home or motel in Toowoomba or Gatton. The driver meets you in the arrivals terminal after you have collected your luggage, and escorts you to the bus.

Brisbane to Toowoomba One Way $75.00 / Return $140.00 (indicative pricing)

Reservations are essential. For bookings please contact:

Ph: 1300 304 350 | Ph (Local): 07 4630 1444

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Greyhound Australia

Offering 6 daily services from the Brisbane domestic area of the Brisbane Airport to Toowoomba. Travel time varies from approx. 2 hours and 20 mins to 3hrs. Special group rates start with two or more travelling together, book online:

Ph: 1300 473 946 | Ph (local): (07) 4690 9868 | W:

Stonestreets Coaches

Fleet of coaches of different sizes suitable for group arrivals to Brisbane airport, contact Phillip Stonestreet on:

Ph: (07) 4687 5555 | E: | W:


Visit the Following web sites for comprehensive information on tours, shows and what’s happening in and around Toowoomba.

Trip Advisor

Empire Theatres – What’s On

Toowoomba Festivals & Celebrations