Townsville is the perfect place to live, work and play!

With more than 300 days of sunshine, and a daily rush hour of less than 20 minutes, Townsville’s lifestyle is second to none.

From the reef and its tropical islands, to lush rainforests, and endless natural beauty – Townsville is all about easy living with plenty of big city benefits.

Townsville is home to Australia’s largest garrison city, world-class events, leading education providers, cutting-edge health facilities, affordable housing, and a global bustling port.

Townsville in North Queensland, Australia offers a range of diverse experiences.

Townsville has been selected to be recognised as one of the 100 globally listed - Sustainable Top 100 Destinations 2020. Nominations were evaluated by the Sustainable Top 100 Team, country experts and Green Destination Partners, coordinated by Green Destinations.

From the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforest to the dirt and dust of the Australian outback, take the time to meet the locals and experience the lifestyle, culture and heritage that make the region so unique.

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Townsville Maps and Brochures

Drop into the Flinders Square Visitor Information Centre or the Community Information Centre and pick up a variety of guides and brochures about Townsville's unique attractions. From day trips to longer stays, or even a bird-watching outing, the friendly staff will help you discover the very best that Townsville has on offer.

Visit out Facilities and Recreation page for information about:

  • Camping
  • Beaches
  • Parks
  • Libraries and Galleries
  • Pools

Our Population

Outside the southeast corner, Townsville is the largest city in regional Queensland.

  • Our current official population count is 195,032 persons. (Source: ABS 3218.0 Regional Population Growth, Australia)
  • It is estimated that by 2036, we will have a population of approximately 314,362 people (Queensland Population Projections, 2013 edition).

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