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The region

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.

Preparing an effective capability statement workshop 20 February 2018 - Register
1 May 2018 - Register
15 August 2018 - Register
13 November 2018 - Register
Tendering for business workshop 21 March 2018 - Register
20 June 2018 - Register
12 September 2018 - Register
Townsville Industry Unplugged 18 April 2018 - Registration opens March 2018
18 July 2018 - Registration opens June 2018
24 October 2018 - Registration opens September 2018
Townsville Industry Breakfast 13 March 2018 - Registration opens January 2018
5 June 2018 - Registration opens April 2018
4 September 2018 - Registration opens July 2018
4 December 2018 - Registration opens October 2018
Defence Industry 101 Seminars
Mentoring and support
Mentoring for growth
Other resources
Subscribe to the North Queensland Regional Office e-lert
Business Industry Portal

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)
  • North Queensland Regional Office tenders bulletin

Is your business a North Queensland success story?

We're keen to share stories about local businesses that are strengthening North Queensland. If you're a successful local business and would like to share your story with others, we may be able to feature it in case studies, industry briefings or media releases. Share your story with us by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information

To find out more about how we're strengthening North Queensland:

  • Contact the department's North Queensland Regional Office
  • Visit: Level 4, 445 Flinders Street, Townsville
  • Phone 07 4758 3405
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Follow us on Twitter: @regionalQLD
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