Welcome to our Centre

Welcome to our Centre Located in the tropical paradise of Townsville, North Queensland, the Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre (the Centre) is a versatile facility in northern Australia, catering for concerts, conventions, exhibitions and sporting events. Read more

Where Business meets the Ocean

Where Business meets the Ocean The Centre is adjacent to the five-star Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino, is just a quick 20 minute ferry ride from the beautiful Magnetic Island and no more than 10 minutes from the CBD. Read more

The Centre and Castle Hill

The Centre and Castle Hill The Centre overlooks Townsville’s iconic Castle Hill. Read more

The Auditorium in Concert mode

The Auditorium in Concert mode The Auditorium is shown here in fully seated concert mode. Capacities in this mode range from 2,000 to just over 4,500. Read more

The Auditorium in Exhibition mode

The Auditorium in Exhibition mode Exhibition mode is created by handing curtains to cover all of the fixed seating, providing 1,500sqm of column free floor space. Read more

The Auditorium in Banquet mode

The Auditorium in Banquet mode The Auditorium can cater for banquets of 350 to 1,000 guests. Read more

The Auditorium in Sports mode

The Auditorium in Sports mode The Centre has hosted many sporting events over the years, including international Davis Cup tennis. Read more

The Auditorium in Convention mode

The Auditorium in Convention mode Convention mode is created by shortening the Auditorium using curtains to create a more intimate venue. Padded armchair seats with optional writing tablets are available and the seating can be adapted into numerous configurations. Read more

Catering for Conventions – Big or Small

Catering for Conventions – Big or Small The Centre has the capability to host conventions of 100 through to 4,000 delegates. Our in-house Audio Visual and Catering services, along with our experienced and dedicated Event Managers, offer a one-stop shop for all your convention requirements. Read more

Exhibitions for Everyone

Exhibitions for Everyone The Centre plays host to a number of public and corporate exhibitions throughout the year, including the national Craft Expo. Read more

Home of the NBL Townsville McDonald’s Crocodiles

Home of the NBL Townsville McDonald’s Crocodiles Over 5,000 fans attend home games of the McDonald’s Crocodiles at the Centre. Read more

Sensational Sporting Moments

Sensational Sporting Moments Boxing is just one of the many sporting events held at the Centre. Check out the What’s On page to see what’s coming up. Read more

Exciting Entertainment

Exciting Entertainment Do you want to be entertained? See what we’ve got on next, click on What’s On at the top of the page. Read more

Flexibility at the Fore

Flexibility at the Fore From basketball to tennis, from boxing to bull riding and beyond, we have the flexibility to cater for events of any nature, including ones with a lot of dirt!! Read more

Enter the Jungle

Enter the Jungle Themed events in the Centre are limited only by your imagination. Read more

Entertain – Excite - Amaze

Entertain – Excite - Amaze See the biggest acts and the best bands. Buy your tickets to all our shows online now, click on What’s On at the top of the page. Read more

The Magnetic Room

The Magnetic Room Set theatre style, this large side room can accommodate up to 350 delegates. Read more

The Palm Room

The Palm Room This side room, located to the right of the Auditorium, can seat 100 to 350 delegates and overlooks the expansive Palm Lawn area. Read more

Trade Displays in the Queensland Foyer

Trade Displays in the Queensland Foyer The foyer areas, located at the main entrance to the Centre, can accommodate trade displays of varying sizes. Read more



Fri Oct 10, 2014

The North Queensland Business and Franchise Expo is open to everyone.

The NQBFE has attracted a broad range of individuals from within the business community, including budding entrepreneurs, business owners, industry representative, stakeholders, investors and members from the general public looking for information and advice.

Budding entrepreneurs

Those with an idea for business and looking to learn, network and improve their ideas

Business owners

Looking to increase their own business performance, make valuable connections and source new suppliers and service providers

Industry Representatives and Stakeholders

Learning more about business owners and operators and finding out how they can help.

Investors – both private and public

Traditional banks are always represented at the NQBFE, each with unique and exciting business offerings to help you improve and increase profitability.

Friday 10th 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 11th 9am - 4pm
Sunday 12th 9am - 12pm




Sun Oct 26, 2014

In the wake of their brand new album ‘Walking Under Stars’ topping the charts for another week, HILLTOP HOODS have announced their largest domestic tour to date, the ‘Cosby Sweater Tour’, which is Stage 4 of their 2014 world tour.

‘Walking Under Stars’ has now held # 1 on the ARIA charts for 2 consecutive weeks and has reached GOLD sales. ‘Walking Under Stars’ has also impacted strongly in other markets around the world, such as #19 on the overall Switzerland charts and #23 on the overall New Zealand charts.

"Another step forward in The Hilltop Hoods' quest for World Domination" Stack Magazine

“5 Stars" Fairfax Online

“Walking Under Stars further stamps them as one of the most innovative acts in the country” Rolling Stone
After sold out tours in New Zealand, Europe, UK earlier this year and a return performance to what was deemed the largest crowd at Splendour in The Grass, HILLTOP HOODS are ready to bring their brand new show and album to the masses courtesy of Triple J, GER, Nine Touring & Events, and Blue Max Music.
Joining HILLTOP HOODS on their national ‘Cosby Sweater Tour’ will be the Blue Mountain’s trio Thundamentals who have recently had massive success with their new album ‘So We Can Remember’. Also joining this stellar lineup is Golden Era Records latest signing K21, who hails from Adelaide and will be introducing fans to his fresh sounds and soon to be released debut single.

Undertaking their first headline tour since 2012, HILLTOP HOODS will be visiting capital cities and regional areas across Australia to perform tracks from the incendiary new album ‘Walking Under Stars’ alongside their classic crowd favourites.


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Looking for a professional and flexible venue for your next conference, meeting, banquet or special event?

Look no further.

The Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre, and Townsville itself, is the perfect place for your special event.

The Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre (the Centre) is a versatile facility in northern Australia, catering for concerts, conventions, exhibitions and indoor sporting events.

The Centre sits on Townsville’s waterfront overlooking Magnetic Island and is adjoined to one of Australia’s largest marinas. Adjacent to Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino and just minutes away from the central business district and Strand precinct, the Centre is close to many excellent hotels and restaurants.

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