Ride the bus along the river for about 10 minutes and you’ll reach Toowong, the middle point between the CBD and the University of Queensland.

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Neighbourhood Details

  • Rentals from around $219 pw
  • 7km from the CBD
  • Suburban hub with lots of shopping and restaurants

Toowong – Inner-west Brisbane

Toowong is an incredibly accessible suburb, connected to the CBD and education institutions via nearly all forms of transport. Students can reach the University of Queensland via a 15-minute bus ride from Toowong, feel the wind in their hair as they cruise to St Lucia via the CityCat, or snake along the river on foot or bicycle along the bikeway.

Toowong Village provides all the essentials, including supermarkets, Kmart, a gym, medical facilities, cafes and restaurants. The train station will take you to Central station in five minutes, the bus runs along the river and takes about ten minutes to the city or fifteen to South Bank, or the CityCat will pick you up at the Regatta and bring you to Eat Street Northshore.


Catch a sunrise and watch Brisbane wake up from Mount Coot-Tha


Local Interests

  • Toowong Village Sherwood Road, Toowong Retail shopping centre
  • Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Moggill Road, Indooroopilly Retail shopping centre
  • Kmart Toowong Sherwood Road, Toowong Low cost retail store
  • Swades Foods Toowong Jephson Street, Toowong Indian supermarket
  • Persian Star Taringa Moggill Road, Taringa Persian supermarket
  • Market of Asia Toowong Sherwood Road, Toowong Asian supermarket
  • A Night in India High Street, Toowong Indian restaurant
  • Genkotsu Ramen Sherwood Road, Toowong Japanese restaurant
  • The Regatta Hotel Coronation Drive, Toowong Australian Pub
  • Josie North Café Sherwood Road, Toowong Café
  • The Royal Exchange Hotel High Street, Toowong Australian Pub
  • Corner Store Café Sylvan Road, Toowong Café
  • Mount Coot-tha Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong Lookout and walking tracks
  • Bicentennial Bikeway Coronation Drive, Toowong Riverside walk and bike path
  • Vera Street Community Garden Vera Street, Toowong Community garden
  • Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong Skydome
  • Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong Public gardens

Transport Options

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Brisbane provides a reliable network of travel and transport links, as well as paths and walkways that make up one of Australia’s most compact and foot-friendly city centres.

TransLink, Brisbane’s integrated ticketing system, provides students with the flexibility to travel on train, bus and ferry services using just the one card. Go cards can be bought at Queensland Rail stations and selected ticketing agents and provide fares cheaper than buying paper tickets at transit stations. The green student Go card offers full-time students even further discounts.

  • Ipswich Line to Ipswich and western suburbs
  • Redcliffe Peninsula Line to Redcliffe via the City and Fortitude Valley
  • Caboolture Line to Caboolture via the City and Fortitude Valley
  • Route 470 Toowong - Brisbane City - Teneriffe Ferry
  • Route 599 Indooroopilly - Toowong - Ashgrove - Chermside
  • Route 444 Chapel Hill - Toowong - South Bank
  • CityCat Northshore Hamilton, Mowbray Park, QUT, South Bank, Regatta, University of Queensland St Lucia

Neighbourhood Ambassador

Hear from a student currently living in Toowong about why the neighbourhood is so great.

In Toowong you have everything you need...

I am Hazel from Nairobi, Kenya and I have been living in Toowong for 3 months. I chose to live here because you have everything you need a short walk or bus ride away. Especially for someone who does not have a car, I can easily get to most places in Inner Brisbane. It blends together the city feel as all the students and different accommodation types bring life to the area but also has the quiet green suburban feel which adds to Toowong’s charm.

Hazel Muthomi