Beaudesert is located on the Mount Lindesay Highway about 90km south of Brisbane, and is predominantly a rural area with its economy based on cropping, grazing and equine activities, as well as tourism.
Beaudesert boasts a racecourse, 50-metre swimming pool, public library, two gyms, schools and very active community groups.
Population growth has been modest in recent years, with the most significant developments being the establishment of two relatively upmarket residential areas - Brayford Estate, 2km east of the town, and Tullamore Downs 4km north.
Locals enjoy a range of sports including rugby league and union, soccer, cricket, lawn bowls, touch football, golf, netball, tennis, pony club, turf club, basketball, swimming, fishing, gymnastics, motorcycling, pistols, restored autos, rifles, bicycles, tae-kwon-do and karate.
The town's broad range of goods and services includes hardware stores, banks, TAB, post office, auto shop, medical facilities, veterinary clinics, trophy shop, electrical and furniture, butchers, hairdressers, video shops, fruit and vegetable markets, hotels, newsagents, takeaway food shops, cafes, bakeries, solicitors and more.