Theodore is a small rural community on the Dawson River in central Queensland. Theodore supports a diverse rural sector with its main industries being cattle, cotton, grain and timber. Almost 80 percent of the Shire's cotton is grown in the Dawson Valley Area. Theodore's Hardwood processing plant is one of the largest and safest mills in Queensland. Theodore has a population of 600 plus a district population of 1200 people. Closer settlement occurred with the establishment of the township of Theodore in 1922 as a demonstration area for the proposed Dawson Valley Irrigation Scheme.
In 2002 the town of Theodore was presented with the inaugural Healthy Town Award for its active participation in Rural Health Week 2002 and other health initiatives implemented in the district.
Town Facilities Include:
- State PreSchool and Primary School
- State High School to Year 10 (A bus is available to take students to Moura State High School)
- Theodore State School Swimming Pool
- Showgrounds including sports and recreation facilities
- Community Gym
- Theodore Early Childhood Centre
- Golf, football, cricket, bowls and tennis clubs
- Water skiing or wake boarding on the Dawson River
- Rotary and Lions Clubs
- Grocery shop, cafe, newsagency, general draper, Elders, home and garden centre and service stations
- Hotel/Motel which is owned by the community
- Churches in the township are Anglican, Lutheran and Catholic - supported by visiting clergy
- Banking available from local branches of the Rockhampton Building Society. The Post Office is an agency of the Commonwealth Bank (limited in its service) and other banks if you have a debit/credit card linked to your account.