Business and economic development


Cairns offers lucrative investment opportunities in tourism, international education, agribusiness, marine services, property and more. View our Investment Prospectus to find out more. More

Business support

Information and assistance to help businesses start up and expand. More

Industry support

Information and assistance to access leading agencies and industries in the region, providing key resources in economic, tourism, aviation, marine, education and agricultural sectors. More

Data and eUpdates

Economic data, tools and news to help inform business and investment decisions. More


Information about the Cairns region written in simplified Chinese. More


Cairns is an ideal location for filming, photography, documentaries, television programs and commercials. More

Economic development strategies

Council has strategies for a strong, diversified and sustainable regional economy that supports new and existing industry, investment and business activities. More

Cairns Investment Prospectus

Download our Prospectus ( PDF, 3.07 MB ) or view the e-book below to discover the many investment opportunities on offer in Cairns.

Contact us to find out how we can help you take advantage of investment opportunities in Cairns.Email us today ( to find out how we can help you take advantage of investment opportunities in Cairns, or telephone us on +61 7 4044 3347.

Upcoming events for business:

Be My Guest workshops

Date: Mon 24 Jul

Contact: Tourism Tropical North Queensland 40317676

Free half-day workshops for local small businesses (sessions on 24, 25 & 26 July). More

Go for Gold in Your Business

Date: Tue 05 Sep 05:00 pm
Location: Double Tree by Hilton 21-123 The Esplanade in Cairns

Contact: Tiffany Slack-Smith 07 3085 4799

Regional roadshow with tips to help businesses survive the crucial first years. More

Last updated: 13 June 2017