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About us


We are passionate North Queenslanders who’ve been working to ensure better health in our region since 1989.

Like you, we’re immensely proud of our community. With Townsville at our heart, we’re a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the wet tropics and the Queensland outback.

We wouldn’t live anywhere else. So guaranteeing access to world class public health care for all those who call NQ home, whenever they need it, is something we’re staunchly committed to.

As locals, we understand better than most the unique needs and health challenges faced by North Queenslanders, and those working to bring the highest quality of care and wellbeing to our region – from Halifax to Home Hill, Magnetic Island to Maxwelton.

We know that everyone looks forward to a healthy, happy life. And we also know that sometimes illness and injury get in the way of that. When that happens we’re here, and we’re here because you’re with us. By supporting the Townsville Hospital and Health Service, together we are supporting access to high-quality public health in our communities.

From humble beginnings to indispensable community resource.

Brighter Lives is North Queensland’s best-loved charity, a dedicated team working tirelessly to ensure better healthcare to all who call this remarkable region home.

Since our inception as Townsville Hospital Foundation in 1989 our generous community has contributed millions of dollars to public health, locally.  You can learn more about our history here.

Brighter Lives.

Here for you. Here for NQ.


We support world class health and well-being for brighter lives in North Queensland. 

Guiding values

Inspiring impact

We celebrate the positive impact our donors and volunteers have on the lives of locals every day.

Essential support

We’re committed to improving the health and wellbeing for people and communities right across our region.

In it together

We’re passionate North Queenslanders helping locals gain access to better local health services.