Laid back tropical lifestyle, complemented by capital city comfort.

With over 300 parks and spaces

There is plenty of room for the kids to run around and play

The Strand

Relax on the iconic Townsville foreshore!

Home of the Townsville 400 V8 Supercars

Townsville is known as the Events Capital of Regional Australia!


  • is known as the Second Capital of Queensland
  • has a population of approximately 190,000 people
  • has a median house price of $359,000 and unit price of $264,000 (HTW May 2012)
  • has over 110 childcare facilities, 41 primary schools and 17 secondary schools
  • exhibits a diverse range of industries and a resilient economy
  • has over 300 parks and open space areas
  • will be one of the first cities to be fully connected to high speed broadband via the NBN

Welcome to Townsville

Providing a laid back tropical lifestyle that is complemented by capital city comforts, no other Australian city boasts the resilience, diversity, lifestyle and economic potential that the Townsville North Queensland Region enjoys.

Known as the Second Capital of Queensland and with a population of approximately 190,000 people, Townsville offers a dynamic lifestyle coupled with strong economic prosperity. Townsville is a thriving precinct with access to a variety of world class education facilities, leading edge health care, affordable housing, unique retailing, spectacular events and entertainment, dining precincts and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. With over 300 days of sunshine each year, Townsville’s lifestyle is second to none.

Underpinned by a diverse economy, Townsville offers employment opportunities across a variety of industries. The Region’s main employment providers include retail trade, health care and social assistance, public administration and safety, manufacturing, education and training and construction.

With a large range of tertiary training and trade training facilities, Townsville offers opportunities for individuals looking to up-skill or change careers. Parents will also have peace of mind with access to quality childcare and schooling facilities with over 110 childcare facilities, 41 primary schools and 17 secondary schools.

As one of Australia’s most liveable cities, Townsville offers an exciting and dynamic lifestyle on North Queensland’s tropical east coast. If you’re considering escaping the congestion of a capital city or relocating for career opportunities, make the move to Townsville.

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Top 10 reasons to relocate

  1. World class education and training facilities Townsville offers world class education facilities and tertiary education and training options
  2. Leading edge health care and hospital facilities Townsville has access to both private and public health care facilities and hospital options
  3. Access to National and International Events As host to national and international events and entertainment, there is always something happening in Townsville
  4. National Sporting Teams Townsville offers three national sporting teams: North Queensland Cowboys (Rugby League), the Townsville Crocodiles (men’s basketball) and Townsville Fire (women’s basketball)
  5. Weekend and Day Trip Getaways Make the most of your weekend with access to some of Queensland’s best natural attractions.  Cruise to Magnetic Island, camp in the great outdoors or explore some of the world’s most renowned natural wonders
  1. Healthy Outdoor Living Stay fit and enjoy outdoor living with Townsville’s array of outdoor facilities that help to encourage a healthy community. Enjoy a stroll on The Strand or tackle Castle Hill for a more intense workout.
  2. Unique Retailing and Shopping With a number of large retailers and boutique shopping opportunities, Townsville offers a shopping experience to cater for all your needs.
  3. Dining Variety Explore the assortment of dining selections on offer within Townsville. There is something for everyone, from family friendly restaurants to fine food dining
  4. Water Sports and Recreation With a warm climate and over 300 days of sunshine each year, water sports and water recreation are key lifestyle elements that Townsville locals enjoy
  5. Nightlife, Entertainment and Culture Townsville offers a vibrant nightlife and an abundance of entertainment and cultural activities