Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal

The Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal has been assisting thousands of local families and individuals in need for almost 25 years. In 2016, we received more than $97,000 worth of food, gifts and cash donations from the Townsville community.

Cash donations are accepted all year round with all donations over $2 being tax deductible.

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Major Fundraiser

Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal Raffle

Our major fundraising raffle was drawn on 5 December 2016 in the Mayoral Reception Room, Townsville City Council offices, Walker Street.

Congratulations to all of the prize winners!

Prize Ticket Number Winner
Escape Travel Gold Coast Holiday      17766J. Jensen
Magnetic Island Family Getaway00228J. Hinspeter
Hidden Valley Hide Away01671Fisho NQ
Family Fitness16582T. Edwards
One for the family car00283J. Coats
K-Mart Shopping Spree17791N. Roatz
Handy items for the office 10125G. Pattel
Spoilt for the day06318M. Steicke
Willows Shopping Spree03734J. Lenske
Stockland Shopping Spree01418S. Nuss
Family Fun Package17887F. Brent
Family Entertainment Pack05618A. Richards
Ultimate Fire Experience17858C. Duncan
North Queensland Cowboys - money can't buy experience00631S. McKitterick
News on the Go17450M. Wright
Northern Beaches Leisure Centre Package00722K. Pomerenke

Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal Prize Packages (PDF)

Schools Challenge

This year the Appeal put the challenge out to the High Schools, Primary Schools and Day Care Centers of the Townsville to support the Appeal and in the process win themselves some great prizes.

The winners of this years Challenge are:

Category Prize What was raised Winner

High School Challenge


Donated by: CQU University

209.3kg of food

9 gifts

Ignatius Park College
Primary School Challenge

Art Supplies

Donated by: Toyworld

141.5kg of food

15 gifts

Townsville Grammar Junior School
Day Care Centre Challenge


Donated by: Toyworld

63.3kg of food

70 gifts

JCU Uni Campus Kids

For further information on the Appeal please view our Frequently Asked Questions, email us or call 1300 878 001.