Charters Towers

HWB also Caters to Residents of Charters Towers

Take a step back in time and discover the enchanting town of Charters Towers, just an hour and half west of Townsville. Driving through the streets of Charters Towers is like viewing a living montage of Australian history and heritage. Gold was first discovered in the outback town of Charters Towers in 1871 by Aboriginal horse boy, Jupiter Mosman. It quickly became a booming gold rush town, with over 65 hotels and more than 25,000 people moving to the region. Charters Towers become the second largest town in Queensland and was renowned for having everything a civilised person could want and as a result nicknamed “The World.” Today you can still see evidence of those early days with many museums, tours and colonial architecture depicting the past.

Charters Towers offers a number of magnificent heritage buildings which are testament to the prosperity of the early 1980s. The heritage listed Stock Exchange Arcade, The World Theatre, City Hall and the Post Office Tower will have you reaching for your camera. The cemetery, which was established in 1895, is the resting place of Jupiter Mosman. With a population of 8235 people, Charters Towers is a hub for education for outback Queensland offering boarding schools and high schools. Charters Towers relies on Townsville for services that are not available locally. Health & Wellbeing North Ward offers multidisciplinary medical and health care that spans from GPs to Allied Health and Specialist care. Many families from Charters Towers use our services regularly and find it convenient to drive from Charters Towers and park in our spacious parking at 34 Gregory Street. We also offer specialist referrals and always make an effort to obtain early appointments for people that come from out of town. Health & Wellbeing North Ward is aware and sensitive to rural and regional conditions in the vast state of Queensland and assists as much as it can. Many Aboriginal and Torres Straight clients find it convenient and welcoming to come to this practice as we are one of the very few practices in town that employs a full-time Indigenous Health Worker. All Indigenous patients are warmly invited to Health & Wellbeing North Ward from wherever they reside.