About Us

Villa McAuley was officially opened on 7th December, 1980 by Mayor Mike Reynolds and Catholic Bishop Leonard Faulkner. It was owned and operated by the Sisters of Mercy, Townsville for 34 years and is now governed by Mercy Community Services North Queensland, which is a Ministry in Mercy Partners.

The Village has 117 independent living units set in a beautiful tropical setting maintained by ground staff. Situated centrally in a quiet suburb, Villa McAuley enjoys handy access to hospitals, medical precincts, shopping centres, swimming pools and cinemas.

  • Affordable Comfortable Living
  • Safe Supportive Community
  • A Place to call Home


Independent Living Units

The Village has 117 independent living units set in a beautiful tropical setting maintained by ground staff, with one and two bedroom options.


The Community Centre is open daily, is fully air-conditioned and available for residents for their use. Various functions are held during the year including Anzac Day Celebrations, Resident Dinners, Barbecues, Fashion Parades and Christmas functions.

All are welcome to participate in these activities and the Community Centre is available for private functions

Pastoral Care: provided by the Sisters of Mercy and is available on request. A chapel is located at Villa Vincent Home for the Aged adjacent to Villa McAuley.

Community Shop

  • Monday - Saturday
  • 9am - 11am
  • Hair Salon open each Wednesday


  • Books
  • DVD's

Community Centre

  • Tai Chi
  • Craft & colouring in
  • Card games
  • Mahjong
  • Bingo
  • Indoor Bowls

Fees and Charges

Entry Costs:

Ingoing contribution: payable and this is your right to live in the Village and use the facilities.

Ongoing Costs:

General Services Fee: payable by all residents towards the cost of maintaining and operating the Village. This covers the maintenance of the grounds, insurance of buildings, rates and other administration costs.
Maintenance Reserve Fee: payable by all residents and covers all maintenance on units including some capital replacement, external repainting and upgrade to pathways.

Exit Costs:

When you leave the Village an exit fee is levied. The exit fee is calculated as a percentage of your ingoing contribution. As part of your Exit entitlement, you may receive a share in the increase of capital appreciation on your unit.

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