Ipswich is a city and Local Government Area situated on the Bremer River in South East Queensland, Australia.
It is located approximately 40 kilometres south-west of the state capital, Brisbane.
Attractions include the Ipswich Art Gallery, D’arcy Doyle Place, Queens Park, Nerima Japanese Gardens, the Workshops Rail Museum, steam trains, more than 500 parks, wineries, and cafes, restaurants, cinemas and shopping centres.
Ipswich hosts regular national and local festivals and events such as the Queensland Open Golf Championships, Ipswich Cup – the city’s annual major horse race, Winternationals car drag races, a round of the V8 Supercar series, the Ipswich Festival and Ipswich Show.
Amberley an outer suburb of Ipswich is the location of the RAAF Base, and home to Australia’s squadron of F111 jets. These aircraft are famous for their spectacular dump and burn routines at air shows.
Ipswich is centrally located in the booming south east Queensland region of Australia
To the east is the capital city Brisbane, and to the west are the rural and agricultural areas of the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys.
The city is ideally positioned on the national road network – 40 minutes drive from Brisbane, an hours drive from the Gold Coast and 60 minutes drive from domestic and international air and sea ports.
Fun Facts About Ipswich
Ipswich comprises an area of 1207 square kms and has a population of 145,000 people. Ipswich enjoys a subtropical climate and is a safe, friendly and multicultural city.
Residents come from 115 different ethnic backgrounds, speaking 84 languages.
Ipswich is Queensland’s oldest provincial city, and has a rich history.
It is renowned for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage.
Ipswich proudly preserves and still operates from many of its historical buildings and homes, with more than 6000 heritage-listed sites.
Ipswich also has a range of charming townships within the western rural areas of the city, each with its own legitimate claims of historical significance.
Ipswich is an exciting place to live, work, invest and visit. Education plays an important role in the local economy with two universities and a wide choice of private and state government schools.
Ipswich is alive and leading the way in tourism, sport, industry, technology, education and residential development.
Ipswich City includes the older suburbs of Booval, Yamanto, Brassall, Bundamba, Churchill, East Ipswich, Eastern Heights, Flinders View, Leighhardt, North Ipswich, Swanbank, Wood End, Wulkuraka, and West Ipswich to name a few. Many of these older suburbs are the location of many heritage listed homes and buildings.
Our eastern suburbs include rapid developing areas of Springfield, Brookwater, Redbank Plains, Augustine Heights, and Brentwood to name a few. Brookwater is home to a new Greg Norman designed 18 hole golf course.
We are only a short drive from the states capital, Brisbane / Gold Coast and North / Sunshine Coast.