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Townsville Tourist Information

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Townsville Ambulance
For an emergency dial 000 and for non emergencies call 131 233.

Townsville Banks
Banks are located all across Townsville and near most accommodation. All major credit cards are accepted in nearly all establishments. From Monday to Thursday they operate from 9.30am until 4pm and Friday close at 5pm. Townsville Banks are closed on Saturday and Sunday.


Townsville Churches
All denominations are found.

Townsville Climate
Townsville experiences the usual tropical climate of North Queensland. The Summer months are hot and humid and can be dominated by thundery looking skies. Bursts of monsoon rains can occur between December and April and this is also the time that tropical cyclones can threaten the area. Winter months are known to consist of blue skies and sunshine, with cooler nights and a lot less rainfall.

Clothing
Locals and visitors enjoy the casual atmosphere of the Townsville and generally wear shorts, sarongs, short sleeved shirts and sandals. Casual chic is in style for the finer restaurants and if on business be surprised if you see a jacket and tie.

Communications
There are a number of Post Offices on the Townsville. Post Offices are open from 9.00am - 5pm Monday to Friday and provide a range of services including electronic banking and passport interviews. Most post offices these days have extensive Post Shops. For local telephone directory assistance dial 1223. For international calls dial 0011 followed by the number. The area code for Townsville (07) is not needed when dialing locally.

Townsville Fire Service
For emergencies call 000 and for non emergencies call 131 114.

Townsville Health
Townsville is a healthy place, just watch out for the sun and remember to apply plenty of strong factor sun screen. The Townsville has a high standard of health and hygiene and it is unlikely that you will face any problems. The water is safe to drink but bottled water is very popular in Australia and you should drink a lot of water. The greatest danger is the sun and slip on a shirt, slap on sunscreen, and slop on a hat.

Dangerous marine stingers can be found in North Queensland beaches from October to June, so it is not a good idea to swim in Townsville beaches during these periods .A lot of the popular beaches have stinger nets in place to stop the box jellyfish coming into the swimming areas. Townsville beaches that have stinger nets in use over Summer are Rowes bay, The Strand swimming area and Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island.

Townsville hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive (07 4796 1111)

Townsville Police
Crime is not a serious problem, however with such a large number of visitors, incidents do occur including theft . For emergencies dial 000.

Public Holidays
Everything closes on Christmas Day. Some of the other public holidays are New Years Day; Boxing Day; Australia Day (26 January); Good Friday; Easter Sunday; Easter Monday; Anzac Day (25 April); Queen's Birthday (12 June).

Crime
is not a major problem but like any big city with lots of tourism take care and leave valuables in the hotel safe.

Townsville Telephone
The code for Queensland is 07 but leave off the zero if calling from outside. The country code for Australia is 61.

Townsville Tide Times
Just choose Townsville Seaway from the drop down box or if you need for other ports in Queensland just choose that port. Please click here for Townsville Tide times

Time
Queensland follows Eastern Standard Time all year. Townsville is ahead of Japan and Korea by on hour. Singapore , Hong Kong and Taiwan by 2 hours. Africa and Greece by 8 hours and 10 hours ahead of the UK . Queensland does not operate daylight saving during summer like other states in Australia.

Townsville Tourist information
Flinders Mall information centre has all the information you need for holidaying in and around Townsville. They can provide general information as well as book tours. Flinders Street Mall (07 4721 3660).

Townsville Tourist seasons
The high season is the Christmas period until the third week in January and the Easter school holidays. The low season is after the Easter holidays until mid September and the shoulder season from mid January until Easter. The low season is becoming an increasingly popular time to come as the days are sunny, the climate very pleasant with just a chill in the evening, and still possible to swim all year.

Water
Water is safe to drink from the taps.

Townsville Weather
For the latest Townsville weather click here.

 
 
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