Alice River, Queensland

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Alice River
Alice River is located in Queensland
Alice River
Alice River
Coordinates 19°20′55″S 146°37′06″E / 19.3486°S 146.6183°E / -19.3486; 146.6183Coordinates: 19°20′55″S 146°37′06″E / 19.3486°S 146.6183°E / -19.3486; 146.6183
Population 2,107 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 49.93/km2 (129.32/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4817
Area 42.2 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Hinchinbrook
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Suburbs around Alice River:
Black River Rangewood Bohle Plains
Hervey Range Alice River Gumlow
Granite Vale Pinnacles Pinnacles

Alice River is a suburb of Townsville in the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is also known as Rupertswood. At the 2011 census, Alice River had a population of 2,107.[1]


The estate is also known as Rupertswood, because the estate was named by the developer who was Sir Rupert Clarke, 3rd Baronet of Rupertswood, after his ancestral home "Rupertswood" at Sunbury, Victoria, Australia. However, Alice River was named by one of the Bell & Reid party in 1865 for a lady of his acquaintance.[3]


There is a shop, an Australia Post mail box, a public phone box, and service station located on Hervey Range Road which is the main road passing the village.

Also, there are tennis courts, a cricket ground, community hall, Scout hall, pony club, playground area, half basketball court and barbecue area which is floodlit at night along with public toilets and Rupertswood Rural Fire Brigade Station. All of these facilities are located in the large central park area which the acreage housing surrounds.

There are wide grassed access ways radiating out from the large park in the centre of the village designed for use by horses as the area was designed for horse enthusiasts and the house blocks are generally over 1-acre (4,000 m2) in area to allow for stables.

The Rupertswood Village consists of around 600 homes. The actual suburb of Alice River is much larger than the Rupertswood village but mainly consists of rural cattle properties.

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Alice River (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 May 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Alice River - suburb in City of Townsville (entry 44563)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 31 December 2017. 
  3. ^ Thuringowa Past And Present, Page 19.

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