Goombungee has a population of about 800 and is located 35kms north of Toowoomba. It is nestled amongst the picturesque Darling Downs farming country and is famous for its magnificent jacaranda and silky oak trees. These beautiful trees form the backdrop of the local Jacaranda Day Festival held in early November. A desirable destination for 'day trippers' particularly at weekends when visitors experience country hospitality, antiques, art and gift shopping. The town is rich in history and has a museum with local collections and access to family history.
For nature lovers, the bird life is extraordinary with king parrots, kookaburras, blue wrens and honeyeater among the birds commonly seen. The surrounding area offers many scenic country drives, particularly the spectacular wild flowers in spring.
Beef cattle, dairying, pig, poultry/egg farming and grain growing are the dominant primary industries surrounding the town. These industries are also supported by light industry including manufacturing (steel), engineering and mechanical works.
Essential services include a primary school (with a special education unit), police station, fire brigade, doctor, chemist, post office, Blue Care respite and a Council customer service centre. The main street offers grocery and boutique shopping, antiques, coffee shop, art gallery, Visitor Information Centre and an historic country pub. The Queensland Country Women’s Association is active in Goombungee providing nursing care for mothers and babies. There is also the beautiful Pioneer Park, with BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities.
The town also boasts a modern library and sport and recreation facility with sporting ovals, multi-purpose court, tennis court, cycle track, canteen and toilets. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, golf club and showgrounds which hosts the annual Goombungee-Haden Show and Goombungee Rodeo.