Community information


Queanbeyan is a strongly growing city and offers a unique blend of country and city living, with both rural and city communities. It is located on the doorstep of the national capital of Canberra, and as a place to live it provides a variety of opportunities for people to choose a lifestyle that suits their needs.

Queanbeyan is one of the most culturally diverse cities in regional Australia. It is home to the traditional Aboriginal peoples, to successive waves of migrants from the UK and from Europe, and more recent arrivals from Asia and from Africa.

The city has grown to over 40,000 residents with the newer suburbs of Jerrabomberra, Greenleigh and the rural areas around Carwoola. Major new towns are being developed and constructed at Googong and Tralee which will bring the population close to 75,000 when completed.


Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council is committed to building strong, vibrant and cohesive communities and the Library contributes strongly to this through providing a diverse range of services to meet community needs and organising a range of community and cultural events, projects and activities during the year. 

To find information about Queanbeyan community organisations and services click on this link Queanbeyan Community Directory