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Southern Downs Regional Council

A Local Government Area located in Queensland

Regional Council

The Southern Downs Region is a Local Government Area located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia, along the state's boundary with New South Wales. 

It has an area of 7,120 km2, a population of 35,996 (2010) and a density of 5.05569/km2

It was created in 2008 from a merger of the Shire of Warwick and the Shire of Stanthorpe.

In July 2007, the Local Government Reform Commission released its report and recommended that Warwick and Stanthorpe amalgamate. It noted that Warwick was the regional centre for the region, with the maximum travelling time between Warwick and any other town being one hour. Both councils opposed the amalgamation citing cultural differences and different river catchment areas and economic drivers. On 15 March 2008, the two Shires formally ceased to exist, and elections were held on the same day to elect eight councillors and a mayor to the Regional Council.

Towns & Localities

Main Centres 

  • Warwick
  • Stanthorpe

Other Localities

Allan  Goomburra Pikes Creek
Allora  Hendon Pratten
Amiens Junabee  Rosenthal Heights
 Applethorpe  Karara  Severnlea
 Ballandean  Killarney Somme
 Dalcouth  Kyoomba  Swanfels
 Dalveen  Leslie Dam  The Falls
 Diamondvale Leyburn The Summit
 Elbow Valley  Lyra  Thorndale
 Ellinthorp  Maryvale  Thulimbah
 Emu Vale  Messines  Tregony
 Eukey  Mingoola Wallangarra
 Gladfield Mount Colliery  Womina
 Glen Aplin  Palgrave  Wyberba
 Glengallan  Passchendale  Yangan
 Glennie Heights Pikedale  


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Day Open Close
Monday 08:30 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 16:30
Thursday 08:30 16:30
Friday 08:30 16:30



Southern Downs Regional Council

  • 07 4661 0300
  • 1300 697 372
Open till 4:30pm


  • 64 Fitzroy Street, Warwick, QLD 4370
  • 07 4661 0300
  • 1300 697 372
  • Open till 4:30pm
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