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

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.

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Australian pop icon Tina Arena is set to return to our shores this August to embark on a national tour following the overwhelming success of her latest album, her first original English language release in 12 years, Reset

Tina Arena is a name that is synonymous with Australian music and pop culture. Her voice has resonated throughout generations from her early days on Young Talent Time, to her coming of age debut album Strong as Steel, through to her incredible international success with sophomore album, ten times platinum Don’t Ask and follow up multi platinum In Deep, and then again with 2001’s Just Me.

Tina’s career boasts an incredible playbook of anthemic hits that have penetrated the Australian musical landscape and earned her both critical and commercial acclaim both at home and abroad. Hits like platinum selling I Need Your Body, Chains, Heaven Help My Heart, Sorrento Moon, Burn, Now I Can Dance and Symphony Of Life have established Tina as Australia’s premier songstress having recently been voted the greatest Australian female singer of all time by her Australian musical peers.

Then there’s her extraordinary parallel pop career in her adopted home of France, where she’s sold over 4 million records and received that country’s highest cultural honour, a Knighthood of the Order of National Merit – a first for any Australian artist.

Tina was also the first woman to win the ARIA Award for “Album of the Year”, and was bestowed the honour of opening the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and she has won several World Music Awards – there’s also been her critically acclaimed stints as a music theatre star on the West End in London. And, more recently, her double platinum Songs of Love & Loss tribute albums and national symphonic tours. Away from music, in 2005, Tina became a mother to son Gabriel.

2013 marked Tina’s triumphant return to the Australian charts with Reset being one of the highest selling Australian albums of year spending 3 months in the ARIA top 20, and earning a spot in News Limited’s ‘Top 20 Albums of the Year’ list reconfirming Tina’s unmistakeable ability to connect with Australian audiences. Described by News Limited’s Cameron Adams as “... classy electro-pop ... modern but timeless ...”, ABC radio called it “a landmark album – extraordinary” and the Sydney Morning Herald said “stylish and adult – all class

You Set Fire to My Life, Reset All and Only Lonelyare 3 songs from the album that have already charted and there are more to come.

Reset is Tina as we’ve not heard her before but at the same time doing what she does best.

2013 was also the year Tina had 7 albums and 10 singles simultaneously charting on iTunes after a high profile TV interview. She also released her anticipated biography “Now I Can Dance” last October and it’s already in its 4th reprint.

With this latest album as the catalyst, Tina is embarking on the national Reset Tour this August and in keeping with the theme, Tina has created an exciting new show where she will bring to life the album and thrill audiences with hits from her entire career as they’ve never been seen before.

World-renowned director Bruce Ramus, who has designed and directed countless international live shows and events including U2, R.E.M., Björk and David Bowie as well as some of television’s biggest events - Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, MTV Awards and Super Bowl Halftime Shows - has also jumped on-board as Tina’s co-creative director, and the results of this partnership are destined to be magical.

Tina today said “I’m really excited that Australian audiences will be the first in the world to experience songs from Reset in a live environment. 

 I’m so happy this album has connected with so many people and these songs are going to really come to life in this show.”

Don’t miss your chance to see Tina Arena light up the room on the Reset Tour when tickets go on sale from 2.00pm local time, Thursday March 20, 2014.  The Reset album is available now through EMI Music Australia.

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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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