Alice River is a rural/residential and farm district 25 km south-west of central Townsville.

The district's population centre is the Rupertswood estate with large blocks and acreages for rural/residential living. It was named after the family property of the estate's proprietor, Sir Rupert Clarke of Rupertswood, Sunbury, Victoria.

Alice River has a store, a hall and a recreation reserve. It has an active Scouts movement, formed in 1995. The census populations have been:

Census DatePopulation
1991722
19961161
20011359
20061674
20112227