Highfields is a town on the Darling Downs, Queensland, about 15 kilometres north of Toowoomba. Its name describes what it is; we live on high fields! Located on a plateau on the Great Dividing Range about 700 metres above sea level, Highfields has spectacular views over the Lockyer Valley to the east and Gowrie Mountain to the west. Its population in 2016 was around 13,000, but together with the surrounding localities of Cabarlah, Kleinton, Meringandan, Meringandan West and Cawdor there were around 19,000 people in the larger district. The Jarowair people are traditional owners of the area, and have an important ceremonial site at Gummingurru - between Highfields and Meringandan. Agriculture and forestry were established in the 1860s, and from then Highfields was a site of early German settlement. However, Highfields' population growth increased dramatically in the 1990s, and it is now a thriving, modern town with excellent educational, recreational, café and retail facilities. It is one of the fastest growing districts in Australia.
Highfields' symbol is the local wedge-tail eagle.
new to highfields
You're not alone if you're new to Highfields! Welcome! If you have bought or rented through a local agent, you should have received a Highfields Welcome Pack. But if you missed out, contact us and we'll make sure you get one soon. In the meantime, we hope some of the links below help to orient you around the churches, schools and other facilities that make living in Highfields even more worthwhile.
st anne's in highfields
St Anne's Anglican Church is very much a part of community life in Highfields, and you will find us at most community events. The St Anne's Market and Car Boot Sale is held on the church grounds every quarter, and is a significant event in the Highfields calendar.
St Anne's shares ministry with other Christian churches in Highfields, and we run a number of programs together.
If you're interested in another church, follow the links below for more information →
schools and chaplaincy
We also support the work of the state school chaplaincy program at Highfields State School and Highfields State Secondary College. You can support our local chaplain through Scripture Union Queensland Chaplaincy.