Cultural Services

Cultural Services run two of the City's key cultural venues, offer a wide range of programs and the presents the Cairns Festival annually. We also operate TicketLiNK, the regions specialist ticketing service. 

We work closely with the creative industries, multicultural groups, peak government bodies, business, tourism and the broader community to foster creativity. 


Council owns and operates two of the City's key performance venues which attract national and international acts as well as providing a platform for local artists. 

We also look forward to programming The Precinct in the future, which which will consist of a new performing arts theatre complex (Cairns Performing Arts Centre) and the Munro Martin Parklands outdoor performance space.

Cairns Festival

The Cairns Festival vision is simple: to deliver a vibrant, progressive and collaborative community festival which is highly reflective and engaged with the community. The festival aims to seek greater regional and national recognition of our cultural identity in the Far North; to tell our unique stories and celebrate our distinctive, tropical lifestyle. We strive to produce an annual cultural celebration that means something to the residents of Cairns region, and is available nowhere else on earth. 


Many of Council's creative programs are provided by Cultural Services with an emphasis on capacity building to continual develop and strengthen the creative industries in the City. 

Ticketing specialist for Far North Queensland

TicketLiNK, owned by the Cairns Regional Council, provides ticketing services for events held at the Cairns Civic Theatre, the Cairns Convention Centre, the RONDO, Tanks Art Centre and many other venues in Far North Queensland. 

TicketLiNK is a local alternative to national ticketing agencies and impersonal online packages. We provide genuine insight into the local market and, being locally based, offer an unmatched commitment to the local arts industry and the local community that supports it.

  • TicketLiNK is a fully computerised ticketing agency based in Cairns, providing ticketing services for entertainment, sporting, community and other special events 
  • TicketLiNK uses the proven global ticketing system, ENTA
  • It is staffed by friendly, service-oriented, industry-trained professionals 
  • And we have outlets throughout Far North Queensland.

Public Art Advisory Committee

Council's Public Art Advisory Committee has been established to provide recommendations to Council and contribute to the on-going development and implementation of Council's 2012-2017 Public Art Plan. Membership of the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) is in a voluntary capacity. Members have a broad base of experience and/or expertise in public art practice, public art policy, urban planning/design, landscape architecture/design, and local community and/or business.

Other useful cultural links

Last updated: 23 November 2015