Townsville and North Queensland
Urban centres: Townsville
Post codes: 4806–4820, 4831–4850
Key industries: Food and agribusiness, tropical science and expertise, transport services, mining and resources, and education and training
Townsville boasts world-class education facilities, leading healthcare access, affordable housing, entertainment, dining precincts, and a wide range of outdoor recreation options. The city hosts a range of government, community, and business headquarters for the northern half of Queensland. This includes Lavarack Barracks, one of Australia’s major army bases.
The 13th largest city in Australia, Townsville is well-connected, thanks to an international airport and the biggest cargo and container port in Northern Australia. The region has a diversified economy, with employment opportunities across a variety of industries. Its location, infrastructure, and government planning – such as the establishment of the State Development Area (SDA) – are continuing to attract new industries.
A National Cities Performance Framework is available for Townsville, which provides information about housing, infrastructure, and liveability.