25th Celebration Recap

It’s family reunion time!

July 7th – 10th 2017 

Join us for an epic YWAM Townsville (Reef to Outback!) gathering as we celebrate 25 amazing years of YWAM Townsville! Three days of fun and food, worship, catching up, refreshment, reminiscing, encouragement and just enjoying one another. What a blast!

Every staff member, student, mission builder and friend has contributed to YWAM Townsville’s amazing journey, and we want you here as we remember the good ol’ days and look ahead to the future. Every person has their own unique memories and experience, lets reflect together!

In true Robyn Mulligan fashion, the invitation has been extended to the whole extended family, bring your friends, your spouse, your kids, your Mum!
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Check out who’s Coming!

We are so blessed to have so many people joining us from around the globe and YWAM Townsville favourites, Tom Hallas and Mark Parker (Parkahh!) Woah! Check out their invitations below!

Mark Parker
Steve Aherne
Ken Mulligan
Robyn Mulligan

As well as some familiar faces !!

Joanne Blaik


Keen to know all the details? Where you’ll stay? How much it will cost? What you’ll do? See below!


Since a lot of you were last with us, we have had some big changes! We have moved to a new base in the heart of the city, and have taken on a new medical ship that delivers healthcare and training in Papua New Guinea.

The medical ship will be in port, which means our celebrations will be both onboard the ship and at the campus. Giddy up!

The campus is at the foot of Castle Hill, and just a 10 minute walk to the Strand. And the best part is, the gathering is during our winter – which means, you can enjoy Townsville’s sunny 25°C/77°F tropical weather. Fancy a trip to the reef of Magnetic Island while you’re here?

Food & Accommodation

Between the campus and the ship, we have accommodation available for families, couples and singles. If you’d prefer to arrange your own accommodation, let us know and we will give you a few recommendations. Please note, the V8 Supercars Event will be happening in Townsville that weekend, it is advisable to book external accommodation early.

Accommodation on the campus or onboard the ship is $10/night for both children and adults. Children under two years are free.
Program & Schedule
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The arrival day for the gathering is Friday July 7th. Celebrations will kick off that night, and activities/worship etc will be planned during the mornings and evenings on Saturday July 8th and Sunday July 9th. Departure day is Monday July 10th.

The program will be full of fun, food, worship, catching up, refreshment, reminiscing, encouragement and just enjoying one another. There will be lots of opportunities for you to reconnect with old friends and with the Lord.

Stay tuned! A more detailed program and schedule will be made available closer to the date.

Travel & Visa

Arrival day for the gathering is Friday July 7th, with our celebrations kicking off that night. Departure day is Tuesday July 10th [?] We will provide transport for you to and from the airport. We’ll hold out a sign for you just like when you arrived for your DTS!

To see your visa options, visit http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi


$145 AUD – registration & food
$10/night for accommodation
Additional days before/after the gathering will be $7.50/day for food

Children (16 and under)*
$25 – registration & food
$10/night for accommodation
Additional days before and after the gathering will be $4.00/day for food
*children under two years are free


All programs during the gathering will be child friendly. There will be space available for children to play that still allows parents to participate.

… or if you have any further questions about the 25 year celebration, fill out the form below!