4 km SW of Toowoomba

Harristown is a suburb located to the southwest of the city centre.  The suburb was officially named in 1981, and is believed to honour George Harris (1831–1891), a Brisbane businessman. Originally in the Shire of Drayton, the suburb was first opened as the Harristown Estate in 1902, and in 1911, Harristown State School opened. From 1915 until 1993, the suburb had a functioning railway station on the Toowoomba–Wyreema line. After World War II, the area boomed.

Heritage listings
Harristown has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • corner of South Street and Anzac Avenue: Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery
  • 8 Panda Street: Smithfield House

The suburb has four schools:

  • Harristown State School (1911)
  • Harristown State High School (1955)
  • St Anthony’s Primary (Catholic, 1954)
  • Concordia College (Lutheran, 1964)


  • Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery
  • Milne Bay Museum
  • Elders and Landmark Saleyards