Townsville contacts

Act for Kids
Specialist teams supporting children, young people and families across the whole spectrum of child protection.
Information, clinical assessment, counselling, treatment and referral for individuals, groups and families with alcohol and other drug-related problems.
Clontarf Foundation
The Clontarf Foundation operates in four Townsville high schools and seeks to improve the education, discipline, life skills and job prospects of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.
Coast to Country Housing Company
Housing assistance for people in need.
Community Gro
A community-based organisation that provides activities, programs and services, including the Upper Ross and Garbutt community centres.
Community Legal Centres Queensland
Free information, advice and referral, representation and casework, community education and advocacy for vulnerable clients and communities facing legal problems.
Community Policing Board Townsville
Community Policing Boards give local organisations and people a say on crime issues.
DV Connect
The only statewide telephone service offering anyone affected by domestic or family violence a free ‘crisis hotline’ 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Family and Child Connect
A free service that connects families to local providers that can help with managing children's behaviour; building better family relationships; stopping violence at home; budgeting and managing money; addressing alcohol, drug or gambling problems; and accessing housing, health care or other services.
The national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.
Lives Lived Well
Support for people affected by alcohol or drugs or problems with mental health.
myPolice Townsville
Regular updates from local police.
Homeless and housing services, as well as drug and alcohol services, women’s refuges and Indigenous services.
For non-urgent incidents, call 131 444 or lodge a report online.
Queensland Youth Services
Services for 12 to 25 year olds, including help for youth who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, and assistance in addressing barriers to employment.
Red Cross Homelessness Service Hub
Support for vulnerable people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness in Townsville.
Salvation Army Recovery Services
The Salvation Army operates a 33-bed residential rehabilitation facility in Townsville for men and women seeking recovery from addiction to alcohol, other drugs and gambling.
Sharehouse Youth Accommodation
A crisis shelter for 16–25 year olds.
The Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Services offers health services, child and family services, and youth services.
The Lighthouse
An after-hours drop-in centre that gives 10–16 year olds a safe space between 4pm and 8am daily.
1800 196 884
Townsville Neighbourhood and Community Centres search
Neighbourhood and community centres provide friendly, localised access to child, family and community services.
Townsville Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch encourages individuals, families, businesses and communities to work together to reduce crime and improve community safety.
Townsville Youth Council
The council represents young people and organises youth projects and events.
The Youth Network NQ Inc
A service that runs youth engagement activities and hosts monthly meetings for youth workers to connect, exchange information and collaborate on service delivery.
Uncle Alfred’s Men’s Group
Alfred Smallwood is an Indigenous Elder in Townsville who helps children and adults stay out of trouble in the justice system. A men's group meets every Tuesday evening.
Yumba-Meta Housing Association
Short, medium and long-term accommodation and support services for disadvantaged people in Townsville, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.