Welcome to Melvilles …

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Melvilles – Townsville’s iconic Aussie Tavern and Events venue.

From an acreage property on the banks of Alligator Creek  just 20 minutes south of Townsville, Melvilles Entertainment and Events hosts a variety of functions in a large timber woodshed style building with the opportunity for both adults and children to experience a taste of country life and pioneering heritage close to town.

We cater for small or large functions such as corporate gatherings with liquor licence, birthday parties and special events such as raising funds for Ronald McDonald House Townsville by hosting the first ever “Pig Day Out” pig racing carnival day.

We also regularly stage public events such as bull riding, camp oven cooking and other unique events.  Keep an eye on Facebook or Youtube for upcoming events.


Here at Melvilles we offer:

  • A transportable animal farm available for all types of events ranging from major regional shows to fetes, carnivals and shopping centre promotions.
  • Hire of a good range of wagons and carriages for special events such as parades, weddings and school formals.
  • Hire of pioneer themed props for special events and themed functions.
  • Demonstrating pioneering Australiana activities such as black-smithing and shearing at special events.

How to get to Melvilles

Head south on the Bruce Highway from Townsville. Go past the Billabong Sanctuary (on your left), past the Alligator Creek Roadhouse (on your right) and take the next turn right after the Roadhouse onto Alligator Creek Road.   If you cross the Alligator Creek bridge you’ve gone too far.  After about 2.5 Km you will see on your left “Melvilles Aussie Tavern & Farm” on a billboard.  Turn left at the sign, down the driveway, and head for the big low shed on the left.  You have reached your destination.

If you get lost or need directions, phone us from your vehicle call: 4778 8388 or 0428 735 891.