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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


CRC snares state tourism award

CRC took out the Local Government Award at the 2014 Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane on Friday night. This followed receipt of a similar award at the Tropical North Queensland Tourism Awards t ...

Mayoral statement re casino aquisition

Mayor Bob Manning has again questioned the current status of the probity process involved with the takeover of the Reef Hotel Casino. Cr Manning made a similar call a month ago.

Pitch your idea to win tailored business support

Local entrepreneurs will step into the spotlight to pitch their original ideas at  Ideas After Dark – presented as part of Council's TNQ20 Business Excellence and Tropical Innov ...

Local contractors to benefit from pool project

Cairns Regional Council has been assured that more than $6 million will be injected directly into the local construction industry as part of the redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Pool.