A Federal Government restriction is current for all international cruise ships entering into Australian waters until 17 December 2020.
The Mission offers fellowship and a warm welcome in centres where seafarers can relax away from their ships, meet local people and contact their homes, from ports around the world. The Mission provides and promotes:
The Mission volunteers will make your visit as enjoyable as possible while in Townsville.
Fully serviced canteen and internet cafe operates 7 days a week. All money spent in Mission Canteen is reinvested into the facility. Benefiting future crews that return to Townsville or upon their maiden voyage. The canteen offers seafarers:
The Mission offers Pastoral Care services which provides understanding, care and support in times of need. The onsite Chapel is open for private prayer and mass. Local churches provide regular services. Service times for the city churches are listed in the Mission foyer. Christian literature and Bibles are free to crew. Some devotional items may be purchased from the canteen. For other religions, please seek advice from the Mission volunteers onsite.
The Mission bus transports crew members to and from the city whenever possible, dependent on availability of staff. Short tours of the city area can also be organised.
Taxi service operates throughout all the city. Contact Townsville Taxis on 131 008.
Most shops are open to 5pm on weekdays, however supermarkets are open until 9pm on week days and late afternoons on Saturday and Sunday. Flinders Street Markets are on every Sunday from 8.30am - 1.00pm.
Nearby shopping precincts include Flinders Street, Castletown Shopping Centre and Stockland Shopping Centre. Townsville has a number of good eating places and clubs along Palmer Street, Flinders Street and The Strand.