Our seniors make a significant contribution to our community every day as workers, carers, volunteers, mentors, community leaders, neighbours, and friends in our community.
We have a range of information and links on this page that will assist our senior residents in the Townsville community.
Seniors Guide to Council
The Seniors Guide to Council 2016 is a comprehensive list of the range of council services that are available for Townsville seniors.
The purpose of this guide is to provide Townsville seniors with brief information on the diverse range of council services and how these services can be accessed by seniors and their families in our community.
It is important that all members of our community have information to access council services and this guide is one strategy that will assist our senior community members to access community and council information.
The Seniors Guide to Council is available from our Customer Service Centres. Alternatively, you can download a copy below.
Community Development Strategy 2014-2017
Community Development have prepared the Community Development Strategy 2014-2017 to further develop relationships with the Townsville community. This document, which has replaced the existing ten strategic action plans, aims to guide decision making for Community Development over the next three years.
Download the Community Development Strategy 2014-2017 (PDF, 3.9 MB)
Inclusive Community Advisory Committee (ICAC)
The purpose of the Inclusive Community Advisory Committee (ICAC) is to be a peak body of community representatives to provide advice to Council on current and emerging social and community planning needs and opportunities, policy matters and to promote community leadership through a ‘collective impact’ approach.
For more information visit the ICAC website.
Pensioner Transport Subsidy Scheme
The Pensioner Transport Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) is a program designed to help permanent Townsville pension card holders with an affordable way to access and participate in community activities.
The recipients of the PTSS bus card are eligible for a discount on local public transport.
In addition to receiving the same discount on Magnetic Island bus travel, all eligible recipients who permanently reside on Magnetic Island are also eligible to receive 20 ferry vouchers per annum. Each ferry voucher entitles pensioners to a $3.00 discount.
A valid Pension Card must be presented when purchasing tickets for the bus and ferry. Ferry voucher holders may use more than one voucher per ticket purchase.
How to apply
Eligible residents can apply for Pensioner Transport Subsidy Scheme Cards and Ferry Vouchers either;
- At a Customer Service Centre
- 103 Walker St, Townsville
- Thuringowa Central Library, 86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central
- Complete one of the following forms;
Your completed forms can then be submitted to us in the following ways.
- Sign and upload your completed application online
- Email it in to us at
- Post it to us at
- PO Box 1268, Townsville, QLD 4810.
For more information, please contact 13 48 10.
Council offers a concession to eligible owners who are the holder of an approved pensioner concession card*. Annual dog registration costs differ depending on whether the dog is desexed or entire. Annual registration and approvals need to be renewed by 31 August each year.
For more information, visit our Animal Registration and Legislation page.