Light up Townsville

Light up a Council asset

Townsville City Council has a number of asset lights that can be illuminated to promote a major festival, event, community awareness campaign or holiday. These include:

  • Townsville Sign
  • Wharton Reef Lighthouse
  • Victoria Bridge
  • George Roberts Bridge
  • Old Magistrates Court House
  • Flinders Square
  • Little Fletcher Bridge
  • Central Park Boardwalk.

If Light Up Townsville criteria are met, visit our online application to place a request.

See below for a list of current and upcoming events celebrated with Light Up Townsville.




1-7 May

65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis


9 May

Mother’s Day

Pink and White

10-16 May

Domestic Violence Awareness


17, 18, 20 May

Road Safety Week


19 May

World IBD Day


21-23 May

National Volunteer Week


24-29 May

World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day

Green and Blue

21-23 & 30 May

World Multiple Sclerosis Day


Disclaimer: Please note that light up colours may change without notice at Council’s discretion.

Additional calendar information

17, 18 and 20 May, Townsville City Council will be lighting up yellow to raise awareness about road safety.

Every year, approximately 1200 people are killed and another 44,000* are seriously injured on Australian roads. Traffic injury is the biggest killer of Australian children under 15 and the second-biggest killer of all Australians aged between 15 and 24. These numbers are growing every year but are preventable if we choose to Drive So Others Survive!

National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group, partnering road safety organisations and Government. The week highlights the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it.

For additional information and resources, please visit

National Road Safety Week 2021 logo

Light Up application process

Applications can be made up to twelve months in advance. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received and are assessed against the eligibility requirements and criteria.

The Lighting of Council assets are reserved for significant local, state or national events or awareness campaigns that:

  • have a Townsville-wide audience;
  • benefit all Townsville residents; or
  • attract 2,000 participants; or
  • are a national event represented in multiple states.

Read a full list of Council’s Terms and Conditions.

Light Up the venue

Queensland Country Bank Stadium is accepting applications to light up the venue in support of community causes. Applications can be made on the Queensland Country Bank Stadium website.