Jezzine Barracks

Consultation: Jezzine Barracks Internal Roads Closure

A trial closure of the upper carpark at Jezzine Barracks occurred from Saturday 20 March to Wednesday 14 April to assess the impact a closure would have on reducing noise and improving public amenity for local residents during the evenings.

Following the overwhelming success of this trial closure, permanent retractable barricades are being designed to close vehicle access to the Jezzine precinct road network from late night to early morning, and prevent anti-social behaviours in the park.

A public consultation is being performed from Monday 12 April to Friday 30 April on the proposed nightly closure times. Visit Have Your Say for more information and to provide your feedback.

The Jezzine Barracks / Kissing Point / Garabarra redevelopment has been a $40 million partnership between Townsville City Council, the Queensland Government and the Australian Government.

The 15-hectare heritage precinct commemorates the military and Aboriginal heritage of the Kissing Point headland through 32 specially commissioned public artworks, extensive interpretive signage and the restoration of significant elements of the Kissing Point Fort complex. Large-scale landscaping works have also opened up the area for public use.

Want to learn more about the public art around Jezzine Barracks? Watch the artist videos available on our YouTube channel.

Discover Jezzine

The redeveloped Jezzine Barracks precinct provides a range of facilities throughout for public use and enjoyment.


  • Barbeque Area
  • Coastal walkway from The Strand to Rowes Bay
  • Observation Deck
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Toilets including disabled facilities
  • Wheelchair access (limited access to some areas)

Download the Jezzine Barracks facilities map (PDF 3.9MB)

Community Organisations

OrganisationLocation Opening HoursContact
Performing Arts Museum (PAHST) Hut 24

February - November
Wednesday and Sunday
10am - 1pm

Other times on request
(07) 4775 1565
(07) 4775 3825
Townsville Arts Society Gallery (TAS) Hut 25

Tuesday to Saturday
10am - 4pm

10am - 1pm
(07) 4771 3484
North Queensland Historical Reenactment Society Inc

The Kennedy Regiment

Hut 28 Sunday on occasion (07) 4779 8307
Military Museum Barracks building

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
9am - 1pm

Anzac Day 11am to 2 pm
(07) 4721 1495

The Jezzine Barracks redevelopment is a partnership between the Townsville City Council, Queensland Government, Australian Government.

Logos for the Australian Government, Queensland Government and Townsville City Council.

Supporters of Jezzine Redevelopment project

Logo for BHP Billiton and Lions Club

For further information contact council on 13 48 10.