Donate to spread cheer
The annual Mayor's Christmas Appeal raises funds to buy hampers for local families who need a helping hand to help make their Christmas festive.
You can also make a donation:
- by dropping your loose change into the Mayor's Christmas Appeal collection boxes at many local businesses
- over the counter with cash, credit card, cheque or money order at Council's customer service offices
- by posting a cheque or money order to Council at PO Box 359 Cairns QLD 4870
Please note that NO FOOD OR TOYS can be accepted for the Mayor's Christmas Appeal.
Apply for a hamper
If you currently receive a government family benefit and have a family with children up to the age of 15 years, you may be eligible for a hamper.
Application instructions will be listed here soon. Confidential applications will be taken by various community support agencies. Please do not apply directly to Cairns Regional Council.
To register your organisation as one where people can apply for hampers from the Appeal, please email Council's Marketing and Communications branch on firstname.lastname@example.org