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Townsville City
Townsville Sign at night.jpg
Townsville City centre
Townsville City is located in Queensland
Townsville City
Townsville City
Location in Queensland
Population 2,910 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,460/km2 (3,800/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4810
Area 2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Townsville
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Townsville City:
North Ward North Ward Coral Sea
Castle Hill Townsville City South Townsville
West End Railway Estate South Townsville

Townsville City is a coastal suburb and the central suburb of the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, the suburb of Townsville City had a population of 2,910 people.

It is the city's central business district and a major hub for businesses of all sectors in the Northern Australia region.

Townsville Waterfront Boardwalk
Waterfront in the CBD


Townsville City is a strip of land along the northern-eastern bank Ross Creek at its mouth at the Coral Sea, thus the suburb is bounded to the north by the Coral Sea and to the south-east by Ross Creek. It is overlooked to the west by Castle Hill. The land is mostly low-lying, just about sea level, apart from Melton Hill (19°15′21″S 146°49′08″E / 19.2559°S 146.8189°E / -19.2559; 146.8189 (Melton Hill)) which creates a natural boundary to North Ward to the north-west.


Townsville City is home to many regional offices of various government organisations as well as many private companies, serving as a hub for northern Queensland. There has been extensive construction in the city centre over the last 20 years. These include a major redevelopment on Flinders Street Mall by Jarrod McCracken's construction company and the construction of the North Queensland Cowboys Leagues Club.

Townsville's skyline will change dramatically in as little as 5 years with many projects planned and under construction for the Central Business District (CBD) and Palmer Street. Planning and property experts are now predicting Townsville will have the largest city by size and skyscraper numbers in northern Australia by 2012.

In 2008, the council committed approximately $60 million on upgrading the Flinders Mall and the CBD with renovations concluding in 2011. A major development of the plan is the addition of a 6-storey shopping centre known as Flinders Plaza Shopping Centre which currently is in a state of contention as its primary developers have gone into receivership.

The changing skyline of Townsville highlights the Growth within the CBD. Many cranes dot the CBD which represents the staggering investment into the city
Construction on a new Skyscraper in the middle of Townsville CBD highlights the growth and need for better amenities

Heritage listings

Townsville CBD has a large number of heritage-listed sites.


There are no schools in the suburb. The nearest primary schools are Townsville South State School in neighbouring South Townsville to the east, Townsville West State School in neighbouring West End to the south-west and Townsville Central State School in neighbouring North Ward to the north-east. The nearest secondary school is Townsville State High School in neighbouring Railway Estate to the south.

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