Use of Footpath

Information on new business regulations being considered or brought into force for the Cairns Regional Council local government area More


Busking contributes to the vibrancy of the City while providing opportunities for local and visiting artists. Busking is only allowed in the Cairns CBD (no other area of the City) and requires a permit. More

Advertising signs

Councils approach to advertising signage balances the needs of businesses with community expectations on public amenity and safety. More


All the information, forms and applications needed to apply for, renew or update a permit to operate a food business or activity. More

Accommodation venues

Caravan parks, camping grounds, backpacker accommodation and shared facility accommodation venues require a Council permit. Details of how to apply, renew or update a permit. More

Personal appearance services

Businesses such as tattooing, body piercing, hairdressing and beauty therapy are considered higher risk services and require permits. Other personal appearance services require operators to follow infection control guidelines. More


Information for businesses, groups and individuals wishing to stage an event on Council owned land. More

Activities on Council land

Businesses, community groups and individuals are encouraged to use Council's parks, foreshores and open spaces for events. But you may need a permit first. More

Lagoon and CBD
Economic Development

Live. Visit. Do business. Cairns and the Tropical Far North provides plenty of advantages for local, national and international businesses and investors. More

Last updated: 26 March 2015