Council News

Law, regulations & forms

Business

Business regulations

Council's local laws cover many business activities including food & dining, accommodation, personal services, advertising, commercial filming and busking. More...

Public Health Dengue education

Environmental Health

Council works to create a safer, healthier future for the community by monitoring accommodation and the food industry, tattooing and body piercing, public facilities and tropical diseases. More...

Forms and permits

Forms & permits

Cairns Regional Council publishes forms and permits relating to the needs and requirements of the public and businesses and the obligations of Council. More...

Policies

General policies

General Policies are instruments which give direction to processes as ratified by Council. More...

Local Laws

Local laws

Local Laws govern most of Council's functions such as parking, swimming pools, advertising signage, animal control, outdoor dining, overgrown allotments, pests, weeds and nuisances. More...

Parking

Parking in Cairns

Council regulates car parking in Cairns to ensure reasonable parking is available for motorists, businesses, customers, workers and tourists. A variety of car parking is available, including on-street metered parking, off-street car parking facilities and accessible parking. More...

Pets

Pets & domestic animals

Information about pets including: dog & cat registration, keeping birds & poultry, lost animals, dog exercise areas, dog attacks, responsible pet ownership and animal complaints. More...

Information privacy

Right to Information

Council collects and stores information about the region, properties, land, individuals, even animals. Legislation governs your rights to information and privacy. More...