Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers launches float design competition

On Saturday 21 September, Toowoomba will stand still, for this is the day that more than 100,000 people will line the streets for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Grand Central Floral Parade.

It is the 70th year of this incredible parade and to celebrate, organisers have launched a competition for primary school students to design the Toowoomba Regional Council float.

Entries are open from today (Monday 25 March) with entry forms available at

Toowoomba Regional Council Environment and Community Services Committee Chair Cr Geoff McDonald said the competition was open to students and primary schools within the Toowoomba Region.

“This is a special opportunity for local primary school students to be part of the magic of the iconic Grand Central Floral Parade and design our feature float using the 2019 theme – Power of the Flower,” he said.

“In 2019 it will be the 70th time this incredible parade has coloured the streets of Toowoomba. This year we expect over 70 floats to take part, and more than 100,000 spectators to watch and celebrate a moment in history.”

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