Gowrie Junction is a town and locality north-west of Toowoomba. It contains a small shop, a school and a community hall. A shopping centre is also in the planning stages. The residents of Gowrie Junction funded and built the town recreational hall by themselves, largely through the efforts of the local progress association. At the 2006 census, Gowrie Junction had a population of 1,217.
Possibly Gowrie Junction's best known resident remains Frank Riethmuller, born in 1884 in Glenvale outside Toowoomba, who taught at Gowrie Junction's primary school from 1899 to 1905. He probably stayed with his newly married sister, Sophia, whose husband August Bischof had a farm at Gowrie Junction. Riethmuller went on to become Australia's second-best-known rose breeder. He bred 'Carabella,' which is to be seen in country towns all round Australia.