4.6 out of 10

Dalby

Ranked 18th best suburb in Darling Downs
-27.1358430301626 151.19081792339
Great for
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Pest Free
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Country Lovers
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Singles

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Great Place to Raise Kids"

Dalby is a friendly family orientated town. There is a good community spirit with plenty of sports available for all age groups including school and club sports. If you are looking to invest in the rental market Dalby is an ideal venture for you being in the heart of the resource sector there is always a demand for rental houses. For the fitness family there are plenty of options available with both an indoor pool and outdoor pool, a PCYC, and an abundance of gyms and boot camps available. If you enjoy bush walking, Dalby is located on the fringe of the Bunya Mountains where you can enjoy a picnic, one day walk, or holiday in the rainforest in the many short term rental houses available. If water skiing is more your thing then you are covered; with Lake Broadwater available for day trippers or Boondooma Dam being a popular holiday spot for many water lovers from Dalby. Overall there is a little something for everyone in Dalby.
Pros
  • Lots of churches
  • Easy and quick to get around town
  • Good sporting facilities
  • Several lakes and dams within 2 hours of Dalby
  • Small town Vibe
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Cold in winter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Excellent environment to raise a family"

I have lived here all my life an could think of no better place to raise a family. You have all the facilities at you fingertips and we are within 3 hours travel to the major tourist centres i.e. Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
Pros
  • Good sporting facilities
  • Several lakes and dams within 2 hours of Dalby
  • Easy and quick to get around town
  • Lots of churches
Cons
  • Cold in winter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Expensive little town, with not much to do especially with a small family."

It is a very clicky place. Toowoomba is an hour away on a mainly one lane, pothole ridden hway. When you have small children there really isn't much for you to do other than go to the park. There are 2 chinese restaurants, a few pubs and the RSL and Leagues clubs to go to. The price of petrol is about 15 cents more expensive than the coast and the groceries are dearer too. It gets down to below zero in winter the ays are fairly nice though. There are not many footpaths or street drainage so when it floods it really floods. Water sits around for days after it rains and it gets quite boggy everywhere. There is a nice area along the river though.
Cons
  • Expensive
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
1/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not much to do."

Don't try and join in if you are new. People from committees complain that they can't get any help but they don't encourage new people to join. Most are not open to new ideas. Nothing to do at night if you don't like pubs. You need a car because there is NO public transport. The basic shops are here and Toowoomba is only an hours drive for Myer and the bigger stores. There is plenty of work if you are willing to do it.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5
2yrs+

"In Dalby, you aren't a local unless you've been here five years"

Shopping is pricey, schools are underfunded, renting a decent house can be expensive. Good for smaller town vibe, several pubs with some nightlife. Employment can be hard to find. great place for a change, closer than brisbane to the mines for miners and their familys.
Pros
  • Small town Vibe
  • Lots of churches
Cons
  • Expensive
  • No child care.
  • Very little work
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Good country town that keeps getting better!"

Great place to live to be near gas and coal work opportunities. Good range of housing choices and good price range. Most houses on nice big blocks and most have rainwater tanks. Easy place to live with some nice local walks and parks. Close to the Bunya Mountains holiday area with stunning rainforests, giant bunya trees and quaint village. Dalby has adequate shopping with great health food shop, a good range of small retail and franchises/mall shopping. Wide range of pub food and coffee shops. Plenty of sport and good schools. Some flooding but Dalby came out of it pretty good compared to many other towns in Qld. Greens up lovely with rain, hot days, lovely nights.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Dalby has my vote if even though I don't live there"

I'm coming over from UK to compete in the Ozi model aircraft championships, held at Dalby club ground just outside town and bexause my Ozi life revolves around Brisbane and Mundubbera Dalby is smack in the middle!

I'm booked in at the camping park, single unit so no shareing, plus it will be great to meet up with my mates from the Brisbane Free Flight Society. I might not be Oz but I like to keep up on events and calling in at Dalby makes me think of why Oz is the can do country.

Its there, you've got it. Its all real.

What more do you need - well just don't forget my booking for 27 December at the tourist park!
PS There are so many people coming to this event, if you have any interest go along, my mates from NSW and NZ arepleading for accommodation.

Wishing you all well in Dalby.

Love Broone
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"A good place to live"

Dalby has just what you are looking for in a town. Enough shops and businesses to keep you happy, but close enough to a city if you need more. Friendly people and plenty of opportunity to get involved. Quiet neighbourhoods and nice houses with landscaped yards. Especially on the north western side of town (ie north of Warrego Hwy and west of Bunya Hwy). Would recommend it for families. Playgroup, childcare, kindagym, PCYC, child health nurses, hospital and schools are all good. Not too much traffic. Kids ride bikes in the streets and play footy in the front yards. People say hello. And invite you to bbq's. I suggest living close to town and leave the car in the garage and walk to shops. Good services (except public transport). Good climate. A few good cafes/pubs/restaurants. Close enough to the coast for weekends away at the beach.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"About Dalby"

Dalby is a vibrant town known for its friendly atmosphere, and great shopping and dining.
Positioned on the doorstep of the beautiful Bunya Mountains, historic Jimbour House, wineries, Jondaryan Woolshed and other local attractions, Dalby has become a popular place to stay, relax and explore.
Business opportunities in Dalby continue to expand with growing energy developments and strong agricultural industry.As a local real estate agent I have been studying the market trends for a while now, and have seen a steep increase in house and land prices. As Dalby continues to grow and expand I believe the prices won't stop rising any time soon. If you are looking to invest in Dalby please feel free to email me for a " Dalby Investment Guide" jeremy@forbesrealty.com.au.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not a lot of nightlife"

If you are a young person there are only pubs. There aren't many activities for young people if you don't belong to a church.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees