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North Ward
Population 5,097 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 4810
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around North Ward:
Coral Sea Coral Sea Coral Sea
Belgian Gardens North Ward Coral Sea
Castle Hill Townsville City Townsville City

North Ward is a suburb in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.


North Ward is home to the beachside area known as The Strand, which overlooks Magnetic Island. The land is mostly flat at close to sea level except for Stanton Hill in the south of the locality (19°15′18″S 146°48′49″E / 19.2551°S 146.8135°E / -19.2551; 146.8135 (Stanton Hill)) which rises to 60 metres. Kissing Point is a headland at the most northerly part of North Ward.


North Ward is among Townsville's oldest suburbs, dating to the 1870s.

Heritage listings

North Ward has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • 24 Cleveland Terrace: Selhurst (house)
  • 24 Eyre Street: Second Townsville General Hospital[5]
  • Fryer Street: St Josephs Church
  • 11 Fryer Street: Yongala Lodge
  • 38-40 Howitt Street: Kissing Point Fortification
  • 4-6 Oxley Street: former North Ward Defence Complex
  • Paxton Street: Queens Gardens
  • Paxton Street: School House, Townsville Grammar School
  • Stanton Hill: Townsville Astronomical Trigonometrical Station
  • 45 The Strand: St Patrick's Convent
  • 11 Victoria Street: Kardinia
  • 4-6 Warburton Street: Townsville Central State School

Amenities in North Ward


  • The Strand Foreshore and Park.
  • Queens Gardens Botanical Gardens, Townsville


  • Townsville Sports Reserve
  • Tobruk Memorial Baths


  • St Patrick's College, Townsville
  • Townsville Central State School
  • Townsville Grammar School
  • St Joseph's The Strand Catholic Primary School
North Ward parade ground with Castle Hill in background. Circa 1945

Coordinates: 19°15′S 146°49′E / 19.25°S 146.817°E / -19.25; 146.817

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