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South Townsville
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South Townsville, 2016
South Townsville is located in Queensland
South Townsville
South Townsville
Location in Queensland
Population 2,353 (2016 census)
 • Density 436/km2 (1,130/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4810
Area 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around South Townsville:
Townsville CBD Coral Sea Coral Sea
Townsville CBD South Townsville Coral Sea
Railway Estate Stuart Coral Sea

South Townsville is a coastal suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, South Townsville had a population of 2,353 people.


South Townsville is located on the northern end of Ross Island, bounded by the Coral Sea to the north, Ross Creek to the west and the Ross River to the east. The suburb of Railway Estate occupies the southern part of the island.

Predominantly residential, it also is an important commercial and industrial hub of the city. The suburb is also a continuation to the Townsville CBD, serving as an accommodation and nightlife centre for the locals. The Palmer Street area of the suburb is known locally for its restaurants, hotels and its atmosphere. The suburb is also home to both the Port of Townsville and Queensland Rail's North Rail Yards.

Heritage listings

South Townsville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Townsville South State School, circa 2022
Townsville South State School, circa 2022

Townsville South State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 78 Tully Street (19°15′46″S 146°49′36″E / 19.2629°S 146.8266°E / -19.2629; 146.8266 (Townsville South State School)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 126 students with 13 teachers (9 full-time equivalent) and 9 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).

There are no secondary schools in South Townsville. The nearest government secondary school is Townsville State High School in neighbouring Railway Estate to the south-west.

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