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Stuart is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,386 (2016 census)
 • Density 26.00/km2 (67.3/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4811
Area 53.3 km2 (20.6 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Mundingburra
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Stuart:
South Townsville
Railway Estate
Coral Sea Cape Cleveland
Stuart Nome
Brookhill Julago

Stuart is a rural coastal suburb in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Stuart had a population of 1,386 people.


Stuart is bounded to the north-east by the Coral Sea. The North Coast railway line forms the western boundary with the Stuart railway station serving the suburb. The Bruce Highway passes from the south-east to the north-west through the suburb. The Flinders Highway passes from the south-west to its junction with the Bruce Highway. Most of this large suburb is undeveloped land with the developed land mostly used for infrastructure and industrial purposes. There is a small amount of residential development.

Infrastructure in Stuart includes:

  • Townsville Correctional Centre
  • Stuart landfill and waste transfer station

Industries in Stuart include:

  • Mount Stuart Power Station
  • Sun Metals Zinc Refinery

Heritage listings

Stuart has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

History during WW2

In December 1942, two classrooms of the Stuart State School on the outskirts of Townsville were used by the Army as the main Army Signals Communication Centre in North Queensland.

The unit then moved to a concrete bunker at Roseneath.


There are no schools in Stuart. The nearest primary schools are Townsville South State School in neighbouring South Townsville to the north-west, Oonooba State School in Idalia to the west, and Wulguru State School in neighbouring Wulguru to the south-west. The nearest secondary school is William Ross State High School in Annandale to the west.

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