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Choose Cairns

As one of the world's most developed tropical regions, Cairns offers competitive advantages for investors, including:

  • international airport and sea port with direct access to world markets; 
  • globally competitive tourism, marine, aviation and agriculture industries;
  • gateway to Asia-Pacific markets with real potential for trade growth;
  • robust, sophisticated business infrastructure;
  • world-leading academic and research facilities;
  • more than $20 billion of development projects in the pipeline.

Find out why Cairns is the ideal place to live, visit and do business. 

Read more about the benefits of investing in the Cairns region...

Commercial Filming & Photography

The Cairns region is a spectacular location for photography and filming. Our unparalleled natural beauty, accessible locations, world-class infrastructure and film-friendly approach make Cairns the smart choice for your next photographic, movie, television or documentary project.

Cairns filming fact sheet

News announcements

Extra Christmas trade supported

Council will support an application by the National Retail Association Limited, Union of Employers to extend trading in regional Queensland on 27 and 28 December 2015.

Airport plan amendment

Council will support an amended Land Use Plan for the Cairns Airport.

Planning Scheme final draft presented

The latest version of Council's Draft Planning Scheme will be submitted to the State Government for final approval, having endorsed the document at today’s Ordinary Meeting.

Builders shortlisted for CPAC tender

Five companies will be asked to formally tender for the construction contract to build the new Cairns Performing Arts Centre.