Dalby has all the essential services. Major industries are cotton, wheat, sorghum, sunflowers and cattle.
Dalby is a major regional commercial centre known as the Hub of the Darling Downs and is also a large and prosperous rural service centre.
Built on the black soil plains of the Darling Downs, Dalby is the regional hub of the Western Downs and a hive of rural enterprise. Dalby is located on the Myall Creek 208 km west of Brisbane via Toowoomba.
The region's thriving cotton industry spreads from Dalby, south to Goondiwindi and west across to St George. Add to this its importance as a centre for natural gas, coal and power generation and it is easy to understand that it is one of the state's most important regional industrial, agricultural and manufacturing centres. Home to the largest one-day cattle selling centre in the southern hemisphere, the Dalby Reginal Saleyards sells an average of 4500 head a cattle per week.
Celebrate with the local community at the Dalby Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival held in August every year and enjoy international cuisine, a spectacular lantern parade and talented entertainers.
Dalby has pleasant picnic spots beside the river, an attractive park in the centre of town, wide country town streets. Thomas Jack Park is the perfect place to stop for a wander through the beautifully landscaped gardens, relax by the lily pond and listen to the tranquil sounds of the waterfall. Experience the local history and culture of the district on display at Pioneer Park Museum, with the largest collection of working early model trucks, tractors and agricultural equipment. Follow the Dalby Heritage Trail and visit some of Dalby's stunning historical buildings, homes and churches.
Dalby is a great place to base yourself before exploring the Bunya Mountains National Park and the historic Jimbour House, a short drive to the north-east of town. To the south-west of Dalby is the Lake Broadwater Conservation Park, a popular spot for camping, bushwalking and birdwatching.