Council News

About Cairns

Esplanade markets

Community profiles

The Cairns region is a diverse, multicultural community where people truly make the difference. It extends from Bramston Beach and Mirriwinni in the south to Palm Cove and Ellis Beach in the north. More...

Lagoon and CBD

Economic Development

Cairns Regional Council, through its Economic Development and Innovation Unit, has a clear focus on economic growth and long-term sustainability. More...

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Facts & Figures

The Cairns Region is located within on a narrow coastal strip between the Great Dividing Range and the Coral Sea, and is part of Australia’s Wet Tropics. More...

Family History

Local history

Historical information about the Cairns region, heritage register, character precincts, history of suburb and street names, local heritage trails and more. More...

Esplanade Fish

Photo gallery

A selection of images showcasing Council assets, events and local scenes. All photographs are protected by copyright - conditions of use apply. More...

Sister Cities

Sister cities

Sister Cities foster meaningful links with communities in other countries, promote international goodwill and share economic, community, cultural and social interaction. More...

Palm Cove beach

Tourist information

Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef is a unique environment, renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. This is the only place in the world where two World Heritage areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef attracts more than two million domestic and international visitors each year. More...

List your community event on Council's calendar

Upcoming Events

Listing of upcoming community events in the Cairns Regional Council area. More...