Community & environment

Community Development
Community services

Council enhances social well-being through strategies for community, cultural and economic development, social planning and delivery of community services. More

Natural disasters

Information on how to prepare for and what to do in the case of a natural disaster such as a cyclone, storm surge or flooding. More

Disability services
Disability information

Council works to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. Programs include the Access for All Directory, Disability Action Week Awards, Accessible Cairns forums and more. More

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
First Peoples' information

Information for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (First Peoples). More

Land & pest management

Cairns Regional Council supports all Landcare groups, Community groups, Schools and individual landowners that are engaging in genuine revegetation projects. More

Multicultural information
Multicultural information

Council fosters an inclusive, cohesive and open society. We promote equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for all in our region, regardless of culture, ethnicity, religion or gender. More

Encounters with native wildlife are a part of life in Cairns
Native Animals

Encounters with native wildlife such as the southern cassowary and flying foxes are a part of life in the Cairns region. More

Neighbourhood nuisances

From abandoned trolleys, noisy neighbours, dust, smoke or mice, neighbourhood nuisances make up a large proportion of calls to Council. More

Pets & domestic animals

Information about pets including: dog & cat registration, keeping birds & poultry, lost animals, dog exercise areas, dog attacks, responsible pet ownership and animal complaints. More

Sustainability education

Cairns Regional Council balances environmental, social and economic considerations to create a sustainable, secure and vibrant future for our region. More


Council supports GraffitiSTOP, a Queensland Government initiative in the fight against graffiti. Graffiti is vandalism and is a crime. More

Last updated: 25 March 2015