Welcome to Townsville

Townsville is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics and the Queensland outback. Living here you will enjoy alfresco dining, Federation-style architecture and boutique shopping alongside the cool ocean breeze and coastal vibe. With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, Magnetic Island eight kilometres offshore and World Heritage-listed national parks, Townsville is home to some spectacular natural landscapes and attractions.
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Suburbs of Townsville

Townsville offers a range of suburbs that are ideal to live in, 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.

QLD Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in QLD during 2019.

2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions

The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.

Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.

Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.

“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.

These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.

Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).

 

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Population

Approximately 171,824.
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au

Major Attractions

The Strand, Castle Hill, Jezzine Barracks, Billabong Sanctuary, Riverway, Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Army Museum North Queensland 

Local Council

www.townsville.qld.gov.au

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