Mayor: Cr Bob Manning OAM

Bob Manning OAM is a Vietnam Veteran and former CEO of the Cairns Port Authority and Longreach Shire Council.

He was awarded Cairns Citizen of the Year in 2002, and was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2004 for his service to the Cairns region community through the development and promotion of the tourism, marine and aviation industries.

Mayor Manning's Profile ( PDF, 0.1 MB )

Contact information

For meetings with the Mayor, requests for the Mayor to speak and/or provide letters of support please contact the Mayor's Personal Assistant by email mayorspa@cairns.qld.gov.au or (07) 4044 3083.

If you would like to invite the Mayor to participate in your event, please complete the request form ( DOCX, 0.05 MB ) and return it by email with a covering note to mayorspa@cairns.qld.gov.au. The Mayor's schedule will be checked and you will be advised of his availability or otherwise within five days.

To contact the Mayor directly please send an email to b.manning@cairns.qld.gov.au

Memberships of organisations

  • Life Member - Tourism Tropical North Queensland, having served on the Board of the organisation for 15 years, three of these as Chairman
  • Honorary Member - Airports Council International, the peak world airport association.
  • Patron - Cairns Junior Choral Society/Eisteddfod
  • Patron - Australian Red Cross - Cairns
  • Vice Patron -  Queensland Life Saving
  • Committee Member - FNQ Youth Assistance Fund Committee

Mayor's Discretionary Fund

The Mayor's Discretionary Fund is an annual amount provided in each budget to enable the Mayor to respond to emergent requests for financial assistance from community organisations.

More information about Mayor's Discretionary Fund is available in the Related Links area, including:

  • Application form
  • Register of Grants provided

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Last updated: 18 April 2016