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Living & working in North QLD

Welcome to the best part of Australia! 

The Catholic Diocese of Townsville incorporates 29 schools, extending north to Ingham, south to Proserpine, west to Mount Isa and includes Palm Island.

Whether it be coastal cities and towns, outback communities or a tropical island, Townsville Catholic Education is looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team. 

Our region at a glance

Regional centre populations (Based on 2016 Census figures) 

Town/shire Population                   Town/shire Population
Burdekin Shire (Ayr/Home Hill) 48,265 Mount Isa 32,588
Bowen  10,377 Palm Island 2,455
Charter Towers 11,876 Townsville 229,031
Collinsville  1,248 Whitsundays Shire (Proserpine) 12,928
Ingham 6,453 Winton 1,134
Hughenden  1,136    


  • The region experiences a dry tropical climate with more than 300 days of sunshine each year.
  • Average summer daytime temperature is around 30°C and average winter daytime temperature is around 25°C. (Townsville only)
  • Average annual rainfall for Townsville is 1102mm.

Geographical Location

Townsville is located on the North Queensland coast, surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, islands, rainforest and outback.

 Driving distances from Townsville, to all towns with Catholic schools:

Heading South   Heading West   Heading North
Tonwsville to Ayr 87km Townsville to Charters Towers 135km Townsville to Ingham 111km
Townsville to Home Hill 97km Townsville to Hughenden 381km Townsville to Halifax 128km
Townsville to Bowen 200km Townsville to Winton 597km Townsville to Abergowrie 151km
Townsville to Proserpine 261km Townsville to Cloncurry 782km
Townsville to Collinsville 275km Townsville to Mount Isa 902km