The Ipswich & West Moreton region is a place of many ranges and as many flat and fertile valleys. To the west its ranges buttress the Darling Downs, while to the east they form a formidable but discontinuous Coast Range.
Collectively, Ipswich and West Moreton comprises of four Local Government Areas (LGAs). These LGAs are the regions of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset.
Ipswich and West Moreton accounts for well over half the land area of South East Queensland, with an area of 13,000km2 out of 22,300 km2) but for somewhat less than 10% of its population (327,000 out of 3,508,000).
The Lockyer Valley has a nationwide reputation as a source of fresh vegetables and the Bremer, Fassifern and upper Logan valleys also support intensive agriculture.