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Concannon College

Managed by the University of Southern Queensland and owned by the Catholic Diocese of Toowoomba, Concannon was constructed in three stages, the last of which was completed in 1991. The college was built in the honour of the Concannon family, particularly Monsignor Edward Concannon for his devotion to youth and education in Toowoomba. 

The college can accommodate 102 students and consists of four blocks, a dining hall and a recreation hall. 

The accommodation types offered at the college include:
  • 100 bedrooms sharing a bathroom between two bedrooms
  • Two bedrooms offering private ensuite bathrooms

The college is based on Catholic values, however, students from all religious backgrounds, beliefs and cultures are welcome. With a strong sporting culture and the support and guidance of pastoral care and fellow students, residents have the opportunity to achieve well in both their studies and sporting activities.

Concannon Orations

The Concannon Oration was instituted by college founder Bishop Edward Kelly. Each year, a prominent guest speaker is invited to address topics relevant to today's world.


Year    Orator  Topic
2016  Br Damien Price Are you M.A.D.?
2015 Father Morgan Batt The Road Less Travelled: Counter-Culturalism in Contemporary Society
2013  Bronwyn Sheehan, Executive Director and Founder of the Pyjama Foundation  The Power of One 
2012 Professor Elaine Wainwright Save Us! We Are Perishing!' (Matt 8:25): Reading the Biblical Text in an Ecological Age
2010 Professor Father Frank Brennen, SJAO Human Rights, Religion and the Law
2009 The Honourable Justice Martin Daubney Ethics in a Commercial World
2008 Geraldine Doogue, AO, renowned Australian journalist and broadcaster  Holding a Vision in a Busy World