Sport & leisure centres

Council provides a range of sport and leisure centres for Cairns residents to get active. These centres are owned by Council and leased to management organisations.

  • For a list of non leased sporting facilities in Cairns.  You may have to speak to a sporting organisation on access to some of these, as they may be under a Management Agreement.
  • Go to our park finder to locate local parks, playgrounds, district level parks, and bushland/conservation areas.
  • Read our guidelines for community tenure, under "Occupying Council Property" if you are thinking about Leasing or Managing a Council Facility.

Edmonton Leisure Centre

Where: 10-20 Walker Road, Edmonton

Contact: 4045 6540



The Edmonton Leisure Centre officially opened for business on 1 July 2013. The Centre is managed by PCYC Edmonton on behalf of Council, and is a dual-purpose facility that provides:

Facilities includes:

  • Gym
  • 2 multi-purpose indoor sports courts with event seating
  • Storage space
  • Reception area
  • Meeting rooms
  • Kiosk
  • Toilets, showers and change facilities

Cairns International Tennis Centre

Where: North Cairns Sporting Precinct, 356 Sheridan Street, Cairns

Contact: 4041 3383


The Cairns International Tennis Centre, within the North Cairns Sporting Precinct, 356 Sheridan Street is a joint initiative of Cairns Regional Council, the Queensland Government and Tennis Queensland. Cairns Youth and Recreation Centre.

Cairns Youth and Recreation Centre

Where: 129 Mulgrave Road (next to the showgrounds)

Contact: 4051 8448


Conveniently situated on a main bus route, close to the city and with plenty of safe off-street parking, this Youth and Recreation Centre offers:

  • Sport
  • Hobbies
  • Relaxation
  • Physical and personal development

Cairns PCYC

Where: 91 McNamara Street

Contact: 4053 1532


The Cairns PCYC is an indoor Youth Centre that is open 7 days a week. It's ethos is to provide a caring environment with a wide range of activities for all ages as well as very afforable membership, gym and activity fees.

Marlin Coast Recreation Centre

Where: 27 Leisure Park Road, Smithfield

Contact: 4057 7507



Located on Leisure Park Road, Smithfield the Marlin Coast Recreation Centre is a Council owned facility managed by YMCA Brisbane.

The centre offers:

  • A 2-court indoor stadium with grandstand seating
  • Air-conditioned group fitness room – The Fit Room - Group Fitness Classes: RPM (Spin), Pilates, Yoga, Pump Attack, ROAR, Zumba, Cardio Jab, Kettlecore
  • Boxing
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Karate
  • Basketball

The centre is often referred to as the Smithfield YMCA

Cairns Recreation Centre

Where: Manunda Sporting Precinct, 44 Behan Street

Contact: 4053 5353



The Cairns Recreation Centre was established in 2000 as one of the largest indoor skating rinks in Australia and the only roller skating rink in Cairns.

Last updated: 08 January 2018