Townsville is the largest city in North Queensland and is one of the fastest growing cities in the state, with a population exceeding 170,000. Located roughly halfway between Brisbane and the tip of Cape York, Townsville is nestled on the shores of Cleveland Bay, alongside the Great Barrier Reef.
Townsville is an ideal location to live, from the family suburbs of Kirwan and Annandale to apartment style living in the cosmopolitan city centre.
The housing styles range from traditional Queenslanders to contemporary rendered low-set homes. Distance from the City centre to Lavarack Barracks is approximately 9.5km and to the RAAF Base it is approximately 5km.
Townsville has excellent facilities for almost every sport, and boasts three national sporting teams – The Townsville Crocodiles (mens basketball), The Fire (womens basketball) and The North Queensland Cowboys (rugby league). Townsville has 18 high schools and 41 primary schools and offers tertiary education options through the Barrier Reef Institutes of TAFE and James Cook University.
Townsville is also home to the Australian Technical College North Queensland which provides academic courses, business studies and trade training.