About Us


At ROCK APE RECORDS, we believe in the timeless magic of music and the unparalleled joy that comes from collecting and experiencing it in its purest form. Nestled in the heart of Townsville, Queensland our record store is a haven for music enthusiasts, vinyl aficionados, and anyone with a passion for the sonic wonders of the world.
Step into our store, where the air is filled with the rich aroma of new and used vinyl records, the nostalgia of classic tapes, and the allure of CDs that showcase the evolution of music through the decades. Our shelves are a treasure trove of genres, from the smooth sounds of jazz to the electric beats of rock ‘n’ roll, ensuring that there’s something for every taste and inclination.
ROCK APE RECORDS transcends the physical boundaries of our store with an extensive online platform. Whether you’re in Townsville or tuning in from around the globe, our virtual shelves are stocked with the same eclectic array of musical wonders. Our easy-to-navigate website allows you to browse, select, and order your favorite tunes from the comfort of your home, bringing the magic of music to your doorstep

More Than Just Music

But we’re not just about vinyl records and CDs – we’re about the complete musical experience. Explore our collection of unique masks that add a touch of mystery and flair to your persona. Dive into our assortment of vibrant posters and t-shirts  that celebrate the iconic imagery of your favorite artists and bands, turning your space into a visual symphony.

Your Local Music Hub

Proudly situated in Townsville, we are more than just a store; we’re a community hub for music lovers. Our team is comprised of passionate individuals who share your enthusiasm for sonic exploration. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a novice eager to embark on a musical journey, our knowledgeable staff is here to guide you, share recommendations, and foster a sense of belonging.

Connect With Us

Join our vibrant community on social media, where we share the latest arrivals, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and engage in conversations about the music that moves us. Townsville Groove Emporium is more than a store – it’s a destination where the rhythm of life beats in harmony with the melodies that define us.
Come visit us at 15/175 Sturt street, Townsville, and let the music take you on a journey. Whether in-store or online, ROCK APE RECORDS is your sanctuary for all things musical – where every note tells a story, and every record is a piece of history.


MON: 12 – 5


WED – FRI: 12 – 5

SAT – SUN: 10 – 2

15/175 Sturt street
Townsville, Queensland. 4810
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