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About Cairns

Map showing Cairns Regional Council local government area

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...

Weather

Located in the Tropics, Cairns has a wet and dry season (rather than spring, summer, autumn and winter) with day time temperatures ranging from 24C in the dry to 33C in the wet. More...

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...

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...

Things to do

Council provides a wide range of sporting, cultural, recreational and nature-based facilities for our residents - and they are all open to visitors. More...

List your community event on Council's calendar

Upcoming Events

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

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...

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...