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Bowen Road, Rosslea
Rosslea is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,732 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,019/km2 (2,640/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4812
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s)
  • Townsville
  • Mundingburra
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Rosslea:
Mundingburra Hermit Park Oonoonba
Mundingburra Rosslea Idalia
Annandale Annandale Idalia

Rosslea is a suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census Rosslea had a population of 1,732 people.


Rosslea is bounded to the east and south by the Ross River. The suburb is very flat (approx 5m above sea level). The eastern half of the suburb is occupied by the Townsville Golf Club. The rest of the suburb is residential. Being low-lying on a river, Rosslea can be affected by flooding, mostly in the golf club area.


The name "Rosslea" is a combination of "Ross" (representing the Ross River) and "lea", the Old English word for a grassy meadow.


Rosslea Tec-NQ is a private secondary (10-12) campus of Tec-NQ at Douglas at 42-44 Bowen Road (19°17′44″S 146°47′50″E / 19.2956°S 146.7973°E / -19.2956; 146.7973 (Tec-NQ)). The school focuses on hands-on practical learning towards trade qualifications.

There are no government schools in Rosslea. The nearest government primary schools are Mundingburra State School in neighbouring Mundingburra to the west, Oonoonba State School in neighbouring Idalia to the south-east, and Hermit Park State School in Hyde Park to the north. The nearest government secondary schools are William Ross State High School in neighbouring Annandale to the south and Pimlico State High School in Gulliver to the north-west.

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