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.

Click the links below to see before and after images of our exciting refurbishment – completed in February 2019.

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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

Rydges Southbank Townsville and Southbank Convention Centre’s team of seasoned professionals are ready to ensure all of our Townsville events go off without a hitch and are productive. Our team is happy to assist with all aspects of your event, from catering to decorations, and tailor any package to suit your needs and budget.

Overnight accommodation is available for your Townsville conference and events at our hotel in our stylish rooms.  Complete with FREE WI-FI throughout the hotel and Rydges Dream Beds for the best nights sleep. Guests will appreciate the modern amenities, 24-hour reception, pool and spa, and on-site parking. Join us in the Southbank Bar & Grill and sample the best of local Queensland produce or relax with colleagues for coffee or an ice-cold drink.

Why choose us:
  • Direct access from Palmer Street (no walking through the hotel & finding the right floor)
  • Events and Sales Team with a combined 30 years of industry knowledge & experience
  • Flexibility in packages
  • A range of flexible event catering options
  • Flexible spaces with various options for setup
  • Spacious breakout areas with natural light
  • Exclusive accommodation rates for delegates

To book your next Townsville function contact our friendly team on [email protected]


Our Venues

Tropical Poolside Garden

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Grand Ballroom

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Max Capacity:500

Poolside Boardroom

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Max Capacity:12

Palmer Boardroom

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Max Capacity:8


NEWLY RENOVATED (Jan 2019) Kingston is the second largest Townsville…

Max Capacity:80


NEWLY RENOVATED – Raffles is a grand Townsville meeting space at Rydges Southbank…

Max Capacity:160


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Max Capacity:60

Raffles and Kingston

NEWLY RENOVATED – The Raffles & Kingston rooms can be combined…

Max Capacity:230

Savoy and Kingston

The recently refurbished Savoy & Kingston rooms can be combined to…

Max Capacity:140

Raffles & Savoy Balconies

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