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Welcome to Townsville

Man and woman enjoying a beach sunset

Townsville is located in the Tropics and is adjacent to the Great Barrier Reef and Tropical rainforest.

Consider this ...

Your new lifestyle! A lifestyle including beaches or the heart of the city, a tropical mall, entertainment centre, casino, theatres, nightclubs, 15 cinemas, and the magic of an island right on your doorstep.

Your new lifestyle starts in a major centre for leaning, the home of James Cook University, TAFE colleges and excellent private and public schools for the children. a place where you could enjoy an enormous variety of sporting facilities or sports spectating including basketball and rugby teams completing in national leagues.

Your new lifestyle in a fantastic playground: sailing, diving, bush walking, horse riding, ice skating - it's all here!

Where? Townsville - the gateway to North Queensland and the perfect lifestyle to begin your new tropical lifestyle.

Townsville is the central departure point for easy scenic drives. Head off in any direction. West to the old gold towns of Charters Towers and Ravenswood. East to Magnetic island and the Great barrier Reef. North to Wallaman falls (Australia's highest single drop waterfall), whitewater rafting on the Tully River or visit Hinchinbrook Island. South to the beautiful Burdekin region then on to the Whitsundays.

  A lifestyle worth more than consideration, and ...

an exceptional career opportunity.

Lying 1,500 kilometres north of Brisbane, it is Australia's largest tropical city, the unofficial capital of North Queensland and has a population in excess of 157,000.

The Great Barrier Reef, the largest complex of coral reefs and islands in the world, comprises 3,000 individual reefs and about 900 islands and covers an area half the size of Texas is just a short ferry ride from Townsville.

You'll find beaches near the heart of the city, bush walks, the magic of Magnetic Island, a casino, entertainment centre, theatres, nightclubs, 15 cinemas (including a giant domed Omnimax), Maritime, RAAF and Military museums, a wildlife sanctuary and a Town Common. Both renowned for their prolific birdlife and wildlife.


Townsville boasts a superb climate with more than eight hours of sunshine each day. On average, Townsville experiences 320 days of sunshine each year.

  • Spring: September, October, November average temperature 17° C – 30° C (64 - 86 F)
  • Summer: December, January, February (the wet season) average 20° C – 31° C (68 – 88F)

  • Autumn: March, April, May average temperature 20º C– 28° C (68 – 83 F)

  • Winter: June, July, August average temperatures 13° C– 25° C (55 – 77F).   

Try these Interesting Townsville Links

  • Townsville Enterprise
    Provides information & services relating to tourism, events, meetings, investment and lifestyle in this dynamic region. 

Last updated: 21 August 2014