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 Jul 25, 2014

Townsville Catholic Education is pleased to present the Mulkadee Youth Arts Festivals for students from years 5-9 in Catholic schools in the Townsville Diocese. Join us for the culminating concert on Friday 25th July – a showcase of performances from each of the artistic workshops in dance, drama, band, strings, guitar and choir. Follow Mulkadee on facebook, twitter and youtube. For more information 




Fri Oct 31, 2014

Hughesy has cleared the decks to hit the road

Friday 31st October

At the end of 2013 Dave Hughes made the call that this year would be all about stand-up.

Soon after he made the call to finish up on TV’s boldest experiment, Network Ten’s The Project, after nearly five years at the desk. Hughesy has said goodbye to over a decade of pre-dawn starts with his final Nova Melbourne breakfast shift last year. He was in the enviable position of going out on top as the Number 1 rating show in Melbourne and still firing.     

Despite his relentless media schedule Dave has never really left stand-up, getting up on stage whenever he could find a moment. Over the years Dave has always loved jumping on a plane to check in with his fans all of the country but it has not been til now that he has really had the chance to tour extensively.  He simply can’t wait to get to Townsville in October.

The simplicity of stand-up has always suited Dave – he is in his element when it is just him, a microphone and a full house. Hughesy is simply one of the best stand-ups we have ever produced and now is the chance for Queensland audiences to catch him in peak form after he performs at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s West End.

For a night of comedy gold you can’t look past this laid back legend of Australian Comedy.

“relaxed, warm and consistently hilarious” ★★★★ 1/2 Herald Sun 2014

 “Dave Hughes is one of the funniest men in a city that has produced many of Australia’s funniest people.” Sunday Telegraph, Sydney


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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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