Mosquitoes can have a large impact on our region's tropical outdoor lifestyle and on the health of the region's community due to their nuisance capabilities and the potential to transmit mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever, Ross River virus and more.
Our Vector Control Unit aims to maintain mosquito populations at acceptable levels within Townsville through community awareness and participation and by implementing effective mosquito control measures.
Further information on your responsibility as a resident, mosquito management activities and the diseases mosquitoes transmit in Townsville can be found in the links listed.
- Mosquito Awareness Brochure (PDF, 467.0 KB)
Having a tropical climate means Townsville is prone to mosquito borne diseases including Ross River fever, Barmah Forest virus and dengue fever.
Being proactive is important to reduce potential outbreaks.
This checklist provides measures you can take to ensure that your backyard is not breeding mosquitoes.