The major centre of Townsville is Northern Australia's leading commercial and trade hub, based around, transport, defence, commerce, marine research and conservation for the adjacent Great Barrier Reef, and applied tropical sciences and technology. The shires of Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers and Burdekin contain a number of biofuels and large-scale renewable energy projects. The combination of a thriving urban centre, smaller regional communities and island living ensures North Queensland is a region with great opportunities to live and work.
We are creating jobs and strengthening the economy in this region through a range of activities including:
Services and support for local business
Our North Queensland Regional Office is committed to helping local businesses identify project opportunities and building their tendering and supply chain capability, so they can be competitive when tendering for work associated with regional projects.
Strengthening North Queensland is a targeted suite of activities that help local businesses improve their capability to compete for this work.
Local content activities in North Queensland include workshops, mentoring services and industry briefings supporting businesses at all stages of project supply chains, including sub-contracting and supplier arrangements.
These activities demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring local businesses are provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to participate in government and non-government projects across Queensland.
They are part of how we are delivering on the Queensland Government's vision to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the region.
North Queensland events and resources
North Queensland businesses are encouraged to register for events, workshops and support services, or access resources, via the links below.
- 13 November 2018 - Register
- 27 March 2019 – Registration opens February 2019
- 19 June 2019 – Registration opens May 2019
- 12 September 2018 - Register
- 13 February 2019 – Registration opens January 2019
- 15 May 2019 – Registration opens April 2019
Townsville Industry Unplugged
- 24 October 2018 - Register
- 3 April 2019 –Registration opens March 02019
- 24 July 2019 – Registration opens June 2019
- 27 November 2018 - Registration opens late September 2018
- TBA March 2019 – Registration opens April 2019
- TBA June 2019 – Registration opens May 2019
Mentoring and support
This program offers eligible businesses access to experts who provide insights, options and suggestions relating to challenges and opportunities you are experiencing in your business.
Business Industry Portal
This online portal provides tips, tools and templates related to starting, running and growing a business.
For more information visit www.business.qld.gov.au.
Register for alerts regarding current and upcoming regional project opportunities for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers via the links below:
- Queensland Government QTenders
- Industry Capability Network Portal
- Queensland Contracts Directory
- Building and Asset Services eTender System
- VendorPanel (External Provider)
Is your business a North Queensland success story?
Main office (Townsville)
Level 4, 445 Flinders Street, Townsville
PO Box 1732, Townsville Qld 4810
07 4758 3405
Check out our regional office map to see our regional office locations and the local governments they each service. You can find out more about your local government area in the local government directory.