Townsville Business Development Centre (TBDC), is a not-for-profit organisation that has been operating in Townsville since 1995. It has a reputation for delivering high quality services, training and advice to small business owners and operators throughout the NQ Region.

Townsville Business Development Centre is a member of Business Enterprise Centre Australia (BECA) network which have over 120 locations nationwide, including 12 throughout Qld.  The economic and geographical footprint of TBDC comprises of 10 regional council divisions within the BECA framework. We work closely with our BEC partners throughout Qld and Australia to collaborate on projects and share resources throughout the network.

Covering the Townsville region north to Cardwell and south to the Burdekin, Ayr and Home Hill and then extending to Charters Towers all the way through the western corridor to Mt Isa. In total, TBDC supports an area spanning over 272 000km2 and incorporating over 16000 small businesses.

Our Vision

“To be Townsville’s leading driver of business growth, innovation, resilience and connectivity”

Our Mission

“To provide Townsville businesses with the tools, support and connections to start, grow, innovate and succeed”

Our Values

We provide an environment where entrepreneurs can

  • Develop the skills and knowledge to meet any challenge;
  • Create small businesses to power the economy of Townsville; and
  • Innovate into future markets and connect with the Digital economy.

We empower and educate through a Members First approach

We do business with integrity, transparency and accountability.

We are inclusive and collaborative, our team is not defined by our walls.

To work in collaboration with like-minded businesses and organisations to achieve the best outcome for Members.