Life in Townsville
Life in Townsville
Welcome to Townsville. We know you are going to love living in Townsville and have a great time if you are passing through.
Is Townsville a good place to live?
Yes, Townsville is a great place to live or visit. Below our guide to Townsville will give you all the information you need to make moving here easier or make your trip a more informed and enjoyable one.
Visas required to live in Townsville
If you happen to be a citizen from a country other than Australia and are looking to move to Townsville, you are going to need a visa to do so. Australia has many visas on offer that could allow you to live and work in Townsville. Due to there being many different visas, each with it’s own rights and obligations, it is best to take our Free Visa Assessment so we can provide accurate advice on the visa options available to you in your specific circumstances.
If you are moving to Townsville and want to find a job in Townsville we have a guide specifically on how to find and apply for jobs in Townsville for new arrivals. Always make sure you have secured a visa that allows you to work before starting your new job.
Map of Townsville
Weather in Townsville
Townsville is a city on the north-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. With a population of 180,820 as of June 2018, it is the largest settlement in North Queensland and is unofficially considered its capital. Townsville hosts a significant number of governmental, community and major business administrative offices for the northern half of the state.
Part of the larger local government area of the City of Townsville, it is in the dry tropics region of Queensland, adjacent to the central section of the Great Barrier Reef. The city is also a major industrial centre, home to one of the world’s largest zinc refineries, a nickel refinery and many other similar activities. As of December 2020, $30M operations to expand the Port of Townsville are underway, which involve channel widening and installation of a 70-tonne Liebherr Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane, to allow much larger cargo and passenger ships to utilise the port. It is an increasingly important port due to its proximity to Asia and major trading partners such as China.
Popular attractions include “The Strand”, a long tropical beach and garden strip; Riverway, a riverfront parkland attraction located on the banks of Ross River; Reef HQ, a large tropical aquarium holding many of the Great Barrier Reef’s native flora and fauna; the Museum of Tropical Queensland, built around a display of relics from the sunken British warship HMS Pandora; Castle Hill or as it was originally known Cootharinga, the most prominent landmark of the area and a popular place for exercise; The Townsville Sports Reserve; and Magnetic Island, a large neighbouring island, the vast majority of which is national park.
Hotels and Accommodation in Townsville
There are all types of accommodation available in Townsville. The best place to find Hotels, serviced apartments or holiday lets is via Book Direct and Save Bookdirectandsave.com
This website lists the exact same properties as Airbnb and booking.com but does not charge the high commissions so their nightly accommodation rates are cheaper.
Or contact any of these great local hotels, apartments or holiday accommodation businesses.
Townsville is full of great businesses and helpful services. Below are a selection of our best.
Accountants in Townsville
Banks in Townsville
Cafes in Townsville
Carpet Cleaners in Townsville
Dentists in Townsville
Doctors and Medical clinics in Townsville
You can make an appointment at any of these local doctors or clinics.
Contact one of the Townsville Electricians below
Hospitals in Townsville
Mechanics in Townsville
Newspapers in Townsville
Pest Control in Townsville
Plumbers in Townsville
Real Estate Agents in Townsville
Restaurants in Townsville
Schools in Townsville
Solicitors in Townsville
Supermarkets in Townsville
Vets in Townsville
For all information on living in towns and cities across Australia visit our Living in Australia index page where you will find 160 guides on areas right across the country.
To live and work in Australia you might be eligible for an Australian Work Visa or a Permanent Residency visa as a skilled worker. Find out more and move to Australia to live and work and start you new life.