Newtown suburb profile

4 April 2022

Newtown suburb profile

Newtown is an established inner-city suburb west of Toowoomba city centre in the Darling Downs region, Queensland. It is one of the largest and oldest of Toowoomba’s residential suburbs.

Residents have ranked Newtown the 7th best suburb in the region. Many say their suburb has a ‘comfortable feel’ with its tree-lined streets, older character houses on large blocks and heritage-listed sites.

Newtown not only provides the conveniences of city life at only 2km from the CBD, but it is also a great family suburb. There is a mix of long-term residents, recent couples and families, and younger independent residents.

The suburb consists of around 54% homeowners and 46% renters. With Toowoomba being projected to grow in population and job availability over the next 10 years, plus a rise in rental demand, a property in Newtown may make a sound investment!


Toowoomba city centre is an easy 5 to 7 minute commute from Newtown by car, bike or bus. Toowoomba’s hail ‘n’ ride buses run every 30 minutes to the CBD on lines 905 and 907.

Driving to Brisbane takes approximately 90 minutes. To travel further afield, Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport is only 20kms west of Newtown. From there you can fly direct to major airports or regional destinations.


Newtown is spoilt for choice with 33 educational facilities within a 5km radius. You’ll find a range of day-care centres, preschool, primary, secondary and combined schools, both religious and secular, in the independent and government sectors.

Centrally located is Newtown State School, a co-education, secular primary and secondary school. Of note are Catholic schools Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School and St. Ursula’s College (high school), along with private combined primary and high schools Concordia Lutheran College and The Glennie School.

The University of Southern Queensland has its modern and well equipped main campus on the edge of Newtown.


Newtown is a suburb with a good mix of ‘hip and happening’, family tranquillity and convenience. With around 55% long term residents, there is a great community feel with community centres, social clubs, sports facilities, places of worship, car and cycling clubs, and the Clifford Park Racecourse.

Newtown is home to Clifford Gardens Shopping Centre, and also boasts a variety of local cafes, restaurants and pubs, supermarkets, medical facilities and alternative therapies. Close proximity to the city centre means everything you need can be found within a few minutes’ drive.

Newtown Park and Black Gully Reserve help provide Newtown with its 52% leafiness score. The renowned Queensland State Rose Garden is situated inside Newtown Park has free entry and is great for dog walking.

Suburb snapshot

  • Total population: 9790 (2020 estimate)
  • Weekly household income: $1,029*
  • Household size: 2.2 people (average)*
  • Average resident’s age: 35*
  • Average monthly loan repayment: $1,300*
  • Median house price: $365,000**
  • Median unit price: $281,250**
  • Median 12-month house price growth: 17.44%**

*latest available government census (2016)
**based on the last 12 months of data