About Rydges Southbank Townsville

RYDGES TOWNSVILLE | Everything You Need

Everything You Need

• Complimentary Wifi throughout hotel, for accommodation rooms and conference & events
• Complimentary parking onsite for all delegates

• Centrally located in the heart of Palmer Street Close to public transport and taxi rank
• Walking distance to Reef HQ, Maritime Museum of Townsville and the Museum of Tropical Queensland
• Walking distance to shopping, dining and entertainment
• Close to the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre

• 98 Accommodation rooms - all with Rydges Dream Beds (for the best night’s sleep) • 12 Fully self-contained, 2 bedroom apartments • Resort style outdoor pool and spa
• Standalone Conference & Event Centre
• Southbank Bar & Grill
• Range of versatile indoor and outdoor function spaces, to cater from 10 delegates to 500 cocktail guests

Eat & Drink

Eat & Drink

Start your day off right by ordering the new Rise Breakfast, a market-style buffet concept which  features traditional favourites in addition to streaky or eye bacon, poached or scrambled eggs, fresh juice shots, house-made parfaits and savoury fresh fruit options. Espresso coffee is also available at our Townsville restaurant.

Fresh produce, flexible menus and a variety of choices has quickly become the mantra at our Southbank hotel.

Ask us about our private dining and event options for Southbank Bar & Grill! 

Venues & Events

Venues & Events

The recently refurbished Townsville function rooms of our Southbank Convention Centre which are next to Rydges Southbank Townsville are ideal for hosting any event.

Weddings, receptions and banquets or galas in addition to business meetings, conferences, trade shows and conventions.

Our friendly Townsville Conference team are here and excited to assist you with every planning detail.  Impress your delegates with our central location, close to Townsville central business district and Townsville Airport plus a variety of local attractions including Reef HQ, Museum of Tropical Queensland, Cotters Markets, and The Strand.  From your base at Rydges Southbank Townsville on lively Palmer Street explore tropical North Queensland from the Billabong Sanctuary to picturesque Magnetic Island.

Our Townsville function rooms offer flexible spaces and modern equipment in a stylish setting. We will meet your needs from executive board meetings of 7 people up to conferences and cocktail parties of 500 in our Grand Ballroom.

Our Townsville Conference and Events are all offered FREE WIFI and FREE Parking.

News By Rydges Southbank Townsville

Convention Centre Refurbishment

Rydges Southbank Townsville's renovations on Convention Centre complete

By Rydges Southbank Townsville

18 Jun 2019

Bringing a new standard in conferences and events to Townsville, Rydges Southbank has completed a renovation of its Convention Centre, featuring 4 new-look conference and event spaces.


The Rydges Southbank Conference Centre has been reimagined by Sydney architecture and design firm, Scott Carver, using subtle cues and sophisticated references to the colonial style of the building and the history of the region. New design elements have been installed, including feature wall lights and chandeliers, refinished timber and contemporary furniture in the pre-function space and outdoor terrace.


The Convention Centre offers a selection of flexible spaces including joint rooms, balconies, a stunning new Foyer and Ballroom as well we various Boardrooms, allowing Rydges to tailor events to the specific needs of guests, from corporate events and weddings to relaxed cocktail parties.


Rydges Southbank Townsville General Manager, Stephen Ratcliffe said, “Following an investment in substantial upgrades, we are very pleased to unveil the new Rydges Southbank Convention Centre, which will provide state-of-the-art conferencing facilities for local and interstate guests alike. We can accommodate all event requirements, from board meetings to large conferences and cocktail parties in the Grand Ballroom.”


The Grand Ballroom has been transformed into a modern and elegant event space, accommodating up to 500 people, brightened with white panelled walls, feature wall lighting and a breathtaking grand chandelier.


The Foyer reflects a tropical oasis with floor to ceiling timber window frames to bring the outdoors in, and polished timber flooring set against a heritage fireplace taking pride of place.


For smaller meetings and events, the Convention Centre’s meeting rooms provide a quiet space for small groups of up to 7 people.


New technology has also been installed, including AV equipment and projection screens as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the entire venue.


Dining options include the hotel’s signature restaurant Southbank Bar & Grill, led by Executive Chef James Quinn, which complements the Food and Beverage packages available at the Convention Centre. New menus will be released in the coming weeks to coincide with the re-opening.


The adjoining hotel, Rydges Southbank, offers 98 modern, stylish rooms for event guests choosing to extend their stay, with a 24-hour reception, pool and spa as well as free onsite parking.

Rydges Southbank Townsville Reviews


Anne Benker

Service is very good and breakfast is amazing. I made my own vegetable/fruit smoothie in the morning. High quality, managed, cooked with passion (enough salt, pepper, herbs). I was impressed!


James Mounsey

Great place to stay, fantastic service and super foods greatly appreciated the breakfast buffet, great chefs and helpful staff. The only place to stay when in Townsville.

Rydges Southbank Townsville

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17 - 29 Palmer Street
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