Wulguru is a residential suburb, eight km south of central Townsville. The name was derived from the name of the Aboriginal language group, Wulgurukaba, of the Cleveland Bay (Townsville) area.
Wulguru is on the Flinders Highway (Stuart Drive), opposite the Cluden racecourse. There are two hotel-motels on the highway and a caravan park where the highway crosses the Bruce Highway. The suburb extends west from the Flinders Highway towards Mount Stuart.
Wulguru State primary school was opened in 1962. Many of the houses are of this era, a mixture of high and low-set. Latterly some semi-detached houses and units have been built. There are Catholic, Anglican and Uniting churches; St Joseph The Worker in Georgina Street is the largest, reflecting the census figure of 27.5% Catholic affiliation in Wulguru (2006).
There is a community centre in Wulguru Park and a shopping centre on Stuart Drive. The Wulguru railway station, now removed, was at the eastern end of Bulloo Street. Wulguru's census population in 2006 was 4918.