Townsville is situated in the beautiful tropical north of Queensland. A dynamic and ever-growing city, Townsville is a major port and is unofficially the "capital of North Queensland". Townsville’s economy consistently places it amongst the top three fastest growing cities in Australia. Townsville is also a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage-listed rainforests, tropical islands and the glorious, vast Outback.
With an urban population exceeding 160,000, Townsville is the nation's largest tropical city and is northern Australia's largest centre for education, health services, defence, research and development, mining support, food processing and metals refining. A world recognised centre for marine studies, Townsville also has excellent tertiary educational offerings at James Cook University.
Townsville residents enjoy the cultural and sporting stimulation of live theatre, concerts, art galleries, ballet and dance performances as well as national basketball and rugby league teams and numerous sporting clubs.
Townsville has the charm, friendliness and safety of a smaller centre, yet the facilities and capabilities of a major city. These combined features make Townsville the ideal place to educate your children.