The Townsville City council is responsible for the administration and governance of this city. The head of the city is the Mayor and there are also ten councilors who are elected at regular intervals. Tony Mooney is the present mayor of Townsville city. The two other sections in the council are the Civic cabinet and the Deputy Mayor.
The city of Townsville experiences a tropical kind of climate but there is less of rainfall in this area than other tropical regions. The average annual rainfall in this city is around 853 millimeter. As the city falls within the cyclone zones there are thunderstorms almost every year during the cyclone season. It is quiet warm all throughout the year and the temperature rarely drops significantly during winter season.
The excellent climatic conditions, modern shopping centers, restaurants and relaxed lifestyle of the people attract numerous tourists to Townsville each year. The major attractions of Townsville are diving in the Great Barrier Reef, visit to the Magnetic Island and the rainforests. To get a glimpse of the rich history of this city museum like RAAF and Military Museum, Townsville Museum and the Maritime Museum can be visited. The Charter Towers and the Ravenswood can also be visited as they depict the gold mining history of the town. To view the extraordinary fauna and flora of the area the Billabong Sanctuary and the Town Common Environmental Park can also be visited. Shopping is one activity in which the visitors can indulge in and enjoy. The colourful markets all around the city and the shopping precinct at the heart of the city offers a wide range of exotic items.
There are a number of hotels in Townsville which provides accommodation to the visitors. Some of them are:
- Best Western Casino City Motor Inn
- City Oasis Inn
- Aquarius On The Beach
- Seagulls Resort on the Seafront