The Toowoomba Chamber




The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce is an independent organisation that advocates on behalf of local businesses at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure our business community has a voice. 

The Toowoomba Chamber Events
Business @ Dusk Event – 2021 The Oaks Hotel

We offer a full program of networking events and professional development opportunities that provide a platform to strengthen existing networks, develop new contacts and connect with business leaders to maximise growth opportunities for your business. 


We continue to represent the interests of the business community, deliver products and services designed to support and assist a business in its operation, growth, and development and provide a range of opportunities for members to ‘do business.


The Toowoomba Chamber offers unrivalled business networking and learning opportunities and quality information services to a diversified membership base. This, in a city that has arguably the broadest commercial base of any regional city in Australia. The Chamber also provides a vital role in influencing policy at all levels of Government on behalf of the local business community.

Chamber membership links you into an expansive local and regional business network. Members can forge new business connections and enjoy the benefits of networking, sharing information, learnings, and insights, and promoting their business to potential customers and suppliers.

The Toowoomba Chamber

The Chamber’s objects are:

  1. To establish a rapport with civic, business, ethnic, and other sectors of the Toowoomba community and be recognised as representing and presenting the view of commerce to the general community on behalf of the business community of Toowoomba
  2. To keep members informed on important matters affecting trade, commerce and industry, retail and tourism and to render a varied and comprehensive service to members according to their requirements from time to time
  3. To advocate for Members (individually and collectively) and for positive developments in the trade and commerce space generally, at a local, State and National level
  4. To facilitate opportunities for Members to connect and develop mutually beneficial relationships
  5. To facilitate and support professional development, training, and upskilling opportunities for Members; and
  6. To facilitate opportunities for young people in business to be exposed to professional development and advancement opportunities

Our Proud Past

The 120-year history of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce is inextricably linked with the business and community development of the City of Toowoomba. Although Toowoomba was declared a municipality in 1860 and the Toowoomba Chamber was not formed until 1899, it was about then that the fledgling municipality was showing signs of becoming one of the most important inland centres of commerce in Queensland.

Business leaders saw the need for a coordinated approach to authorities to ensure Toowoomba was not overlooked in the fight for services to rapidly growing outposts north and west of Brisbane.

Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce History

The Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce’s many achievements over the years include:

  • Improved telephone and postal communications
  • Created the Carnival of Flowers
  • Formed the first Toowoomba Tourism Committee
  • Played a role in bringing University of Southern Queensland lecture facilities to Toowoomba in 1951
  • Played a role in the transfer of the Australian Army Aviation Regiment to the Darling Downs
  • Assisted in the creation of the Gospel Music Festival (later known as Easterfest)
  • Created the Toowoomba Business Excellence Awards.

Toowoomba Chamber is committed to Good Governance

 The constitution is supported by a raft of policies and procedures that embed the Board’s expected behaviour and judgement of staff and contractors in and involved with the organisation and themselves.

 ”The constitution is supported by a raft of policies and procedures that embed the Board’s expectations and expected behaviours of themselves, staff and other Chamber Contributors such as participants, contractors, volunteers, partners and members.  These documents include our Strategic Plan, Crisis Management Plan and Policy Handbook. 

 Our Strategic Plan and Policy Handbook can be accessed below.