Northern Australia's Gateway to Trade and Investment

A beautiful coastal location. A bustling global port. A city of trade built from mining and agriculture, defence and tropical science. Your gateway to new markets.

Take your business around Australia or to the world. Townsville has manufacturing expertise and land the size of Paris ready for development. Explore our city’s dynamic industry and lifestyle precincts. Link to our exciting development possibilities within the Opportunity tab of each precinct.
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Townsville Economic Snapshot

Top 4 Industries

Gross Regional Product


Public Administration & Safety
$2.2 B
18% of Townsville
Health Care & Social Assistance
17% of Townsville
Health Care & Social Assistance
$1.3 B
11% of Townsville
Public Administration & Safety
15% of Townsville
$1.1 B
9% of Townsville
Education & Training
11% of Townsville
Education & Training
$852 M
7% of Townsville
9% of Townsville
Average Age in 2018
38 in QLD
Population in 2019
3.8% of QLD
Population 2040
43% growth
Number of Businesses
2.6% of QLD
6.2% in QLD
Household Income
Per year
Overnight Visitors
1.25 M
4.4% of QLD
Residential Building Approvals
$155 M
1.3% of QLD
Non-residential Building Approvals
$327 M
3.9% of QLD
A powerhouse economy of $13.6 Billion annually

We believe in our vision for growth – the vibrant capital city of Northern Australia.

Many exciting projects are underway and are showcased in Townsville’s major productive precincts which are as follows.


Framed by the Coral Sea and Castle Hill, Townsville’s CBD provides commercial and residential opportunities within a civic environment of intrinsic natural and architectural beauty. Demand is driven by its role as the services centre of Northern Australia.


The Port of Townsville is Northern Australia’s largest port and gateway to Asia and the world for the region’s growing economy and vast minerals industry.


TropiQ is Townsville’s tropical intelligence and health precinct. A world-leading collaboration between James Cook University and Townsville University Hospital, TropiQ is a community dedicated to helping the world access, understand and benefit from breakthroughs in health and tropical science.


Home to the Australian Army’s largest operational base, Townsville is a defence hub of foremost national importance and a growing centre for advanced logistics and training technologies.


Townsville airport is a primary transport hub for Northern Australia, connecting Townsville to the nation’s regions and capital cities.


The Townsville State Development Area (TSDA) is the preferred location for industrial development due to its significant locational advantages, transport connectivity and opportunity for large-scale heavy industry development.


Energy efficient and innovative, Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct is Northern Australia’s first environmentally sustainable hub for advanced manufacturing and renewable technologies.

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