South Townsville, Queensland

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South Townsville
Population2,138 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)City of Townsville
State electorate(s)Townsville
Federal Division(s)Herbert
Suburbs around South Townsville:
Townsville City Coral Sea Coral Sea
Townsville City South Townsville Coral Sea
Railway Estate Stuart Coral Sea

South Townsville is a coastal suburb of the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, South Townsville had a population of 2,138 people.[1]


South Townsville is located on the northern end of Ross Island, bounded by the Coral Sea to the north, Ross Creek to the west and the Ross River to the east. The suburb of Railway Estate occupies the southern part of the island.[3]

Predominantly residential, it also is an important commercial and industrial hub of the city. The suburb is also a continuation to the Townsville CBD, serving as an accommodation and nightlife centre for the locals. The Palmer Street area of the suburb is known locally for its restaurants, hotels and its atmosphere. The suburb is also home to both the Port of Townsville and Queensland Rail's North Rail Yards.

Heritage listings[edit]

South Townsville has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "South Townsville". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 January 2016. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "South Townsville (entry 49635)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Victoria Park Hotel (entry 600882)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  5. ^ "St John's Anglican Church Precinct (entry 600880)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

Coordinates: 19°16′S 146°50′E / 19.267°S 146.833°E / -19.267; 146.833