The Tara Shire State College Community:
Tara is approximately 300km from the centre of Brisbane, 88km west of Dalby and approximately 172km west of Toowoomba. Local services include water and sewerage, power, chemist, newsagency, small supermarket, bakery, Cafe, medical centre, speciality shops, hospital, ambulance, daily mail service, official post office, vet, police station, C&K Kindy and after school care and a 50 metre community Olympic size pool.
Recreational pursuits include golf, lawn bowls, swimming, squash, tennis, polocrosse, fishing, pony club, social netball, cricket, junior football, athletics, arts and crafts and dancing. Clubs and organisations include Apex, Masonic Lodge, Bowls, Swimming, Lionesses, Scouts, and a number of Churches.
Tara Shire State College draws students from Tara and the surrounding small towns and districts, from a radius of up to 65 kms. Tara is a rural community proudly producing cattle, sheep, and grain.