About Townsville

Providing a laid-back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts, no other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys.

Known as the Second Capital of Queensland and with a population of approximately 193,601 people, Townsville offers a dynamic lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. Townsville is a thriving precinct with access to a variety of world class education facilities, leading edge health care, affordable housing, unique retailing, spectacular events and entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville’s lifestyle is second to none.

Townsville is located about halfway between the tip of Cape York and Brisbane with the renowned Magnetic Island just eight kilometres offshore from the CBD.

The city has number of rivers, creeks and freshwater wetlands and is surrounded by hills and mountains creating distinctive landmarks such as Castle Hill. The long coastline features kilometres of beaches and he natural habitats in the city support a wide range of flora and fauna including: 53 mammal species; a large number of reptiles and amphibians and at least 365 bird species. Endangered, vulnerable and rare species are also found, including mahogany gliders, koalas and dugong.

National parks and other reserves include Magnetic Island, Paluma Range, and Bowling Green Bay National Parks; and the Cape Pallarenda and Townsville Town Common Conservation Parks. The Townsville region is partly within and adjoins the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Queensland State Marine Park.

For more information on Townsville and to discover what the region has to offer, head to Townsville North Queensland website