Business and economic development

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

Investors and delegations

The Cairns region offers competitive advantages for investors. More

凯恩斯:我们的财富潜力

Information about the Cairns region written in simplified Chinese. More

Film

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

TNQ Innovation Awards

The Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards recognise and reward progressive businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region. More

Economic development strategy

One of Council's key goals is to shape a strong, diversified and sustainable regional economy that supports new and existing industry and business activities. More

Upcoming events for business:

Small Business Legalities Workshop

Date: Tue 28 Feb 03:00 pm
Location: MacDonnells Law, Cnr Grafton and Shields Street, Cairns

Cost: $20 entry fee

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4015 1206

The workshop will teach you about business structures, negotiating contracts, the privacy act, succession planning, licensing, tenancy and credit management. Getting the legal framework in place is vital in small business.Presented by: MacDonnell's tourism business for business intenders with less than 20 staff.Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and Australian Government initiative. More

Tourism Tools Online Workshop

Date: Tue 14 Mar 03:00 am
Location: TTNQ, 51 The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4015 1206

Have you heard about the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse (ATDW)? It’s the national platform for digital tourism information. tHE ATDW helps tourism operators make the most of the online opportunities and allows you to attract and facilitate more online bookings. Knowing who to connect to, how to use digital tools and what resources are out there can get you ahead of your competitors. The workshop is designed for tourism business or business intenders with less than 20 staff. Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and an Australian Government initiative. More

Writing Funding Bids Workshop

Date: Tue 14 Mar 03:00 pm
Location: Grant Thornton, 13/15 Lake Street, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4051 0127

Explore small business funding avenues and learn how to apply for, prepare and present grant and loan applications that win. Learn about grant applications and bank loan applications that are applicable for all funding requests for tourism business or business intenders with less than 20 staff. Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and an  Australian Government initiative. More

Buying and Selling Online Workshop

Date: Tue 21 Mar 03:00 pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 The Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Burge 4015 1206

Learn about online integration with payment networks and gateways and explore connectivity and communications best practiceThe workshop will discuss online revenue planning products, designed for tourism business or business intenders with less than 20 staff.Supported by the ASBAS Northern Australia Tourism Initiative and  an Australian Government initiative. More

Developing Northern Australia Conference

Date: Mon 19 Jun
Location: Pullman Cairns International

Cost: Day registration from $500

Following the highly successful conferences in Townsville in 2015 and Darwin in 2016 and the implementation of the government White Paper, the focus of the 2017 Developing Northern Australia Conference will be on initiatives to drive progress, growth and investment in the development of northern Australia.Topics to be presented and discussed includeland and water;food and agribusiness;forestry;resources and energy;tourism and hospitality;international education;healthcare and medical research;infrastructure;workforce opportunities;Indigenous-led northern development; anddeveloping strategic links as the Gateway to Asia.With a program including feature speakers discussing the key issues, session presentations from industry leaders on specialist topic areas, thought provoking forums, sector exhibitions and networking events, this is a must attend conference.Full registration includes all conference sessions and keynotes, morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas, welcome function, conference materials including handbook and the on-line book of abstracts as well as access to the book of proceedings and presenter podcasts, post conference.Early Bird Registrations close Friday 12 May 2017Cairns Regional Council is proud to be Gold Sponsor of the Developing Northern Australia Conference. More

Last updated: 12 September 2016