What we do

Wondering what Local Government does? Our Council Handbook ( PDF, 5.33 MB ) explains:

  • What Council does 
  • How we fund Council work
  • The type of jobs available within Council
  • What our Councillors do
  • The structure of Council

It also provides information on Cairns, from the City's history and population, to our parks and gardens, sustainability, industry, and arts and culture.

You can read it as an e-book below or download the Council Handbook ( PDF, 5.33 MB ).

For download

Last updated: 04 January 2017