Christmas period opening hours

Customer Service

Libraries and Council offices will operate during normal business hours until 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017, and reopen for business as usual on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

The Customer Service call centre will be closed on public holidays but will operate with reduced staff from Wednesday 27 December to Friday 29 December 2017 between 8am and 3pm.

After Hours / Emergencies:  1300 69 22 47 - service available on public holidays and after hours.

Ticketlink

Ticketlink at Spence Street will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Ticketlink at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre will be closed on Saturday 23 December 2017 and will reopen at 8.30am on Saturday 6 January 2018.

Waste and rubbish collections

Waste transfer stations and the Materials Recovery Facility will be closed on Christmas Day only and will operate as usual on all other days throughout the holiday period.

Green lid and yellow lid wheelie bin collections will operate as usual. There will be no interruptions to service due to the holiday period.

The Buy Back Shop at Portsmith Transfer Station will be open 21-24 December, 28-31 December and 4-7 January.

Animal control

McCoombe Street Pound will be closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The pound will be open for animal releases during the Christmas period at the following times:

  • 24 December - releases 2pm - 2.30pm
  • 25 December - closed
  • 26 to 31 December - releases 2pm - 2.30pm
  • 1 January - closed
  • 2 January - releases 2pm - 2.30pm

Local Laws on-call officers are available for emergency responses throughout the entire period with officers on duty 27-29 December 2018.

Find more information on collecting an impounded pet, including a list of pets currently at the pound

Barlow Park

Closed Saturday 23 December 2017 to Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Libraries

All Cairns Libraries branches will operate normal business hours on Friday 22 December 2017 and will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Cairns Botanic Gardens

The gardens will remain open throughout the Christmas period. The Flecker Gardens will be open daily from 7.30am to 5.30pm.

The Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre will be closed on Christmas Day but will be open from 8:30am to 1pm on each day from Tuesday 26 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018 inclusive.  Usual opening hours (8:30am to 4pm) will resume on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Follow the Botanic Gardens on Facebook for the latest information on what's happening at the gardens and Visitor Centre.

Tanks Arts Centre

Tanks Arts Centre will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen for business as usual on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Hambledon House, Edmonton

The centre will close at 4:30pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and will reopen for business as usual at 8:30am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries will be closed on the public holidays 25 & 26 December 2017 and 1 January 2018.

Recreation Centres

Marlin Coast Recreation Centre will open 8:30am to midday on Saturday 31 December. It will be closed from 24 December to 1 January inclusive, and re-open on Tuesday 2 January 8:30am to 6:30pm.

Edmonton PCYC will be closed from 23 December to 1 January inclusive (gym accessible 24/7). It will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 9am to 8pm.

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

Open 6am to 9pm everyday including public holidays. The lagoon is closed for regular maintenance on Wednesday mornings from 6am to midday.

The Cairns Esplanade office will close at 12pm on Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Active Living classes will finish on Saturday 16 December 2017 and return on Monday 8 January 2018. Esplanade Markets continue each Saturday.

Sugarworld Waterpark

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day public holidays. Open 10am to 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Open 10am to 5pm all other days during Queensland state school holidays (commencing 9 December 2017). Check the Sugarworld Waterpark Facebook page or phone 4055 5477 after 8:30am to check opening status in event of cyclone or torrential rain.

Swimming pools

Date

Smithfield Pool

Woree Pool

Gordonvale Pool

Babinda Pool

Tobruk Memorial Pool

Sat 23/12/17

6:30am - 5pm

7:30am – 5:30pm

8am - 12:30pm

8am - midday

6am - 6pm

Sun 24/12/17

9am - 1pm7:30am - 5:30pm9am - 1pmClosed8am - 6pm

Mon 25/12/17

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

Tues 26/12/17

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

8am - 6pm

Wed 27/12/17

5am - 7:30pm

5:30am - 7:30pm

6am - 7pm

Closed

5:30am - 8pm

Wed 28/12/17

5am - 7:30pm

5:30am - 7:30pm

6am - 6pm

Closed

5:30am - 8pm

Fri 29/12/17

5am - 6:30pm

5:30am - 6pm

6am – 6pm

Closed

5:30am - 8pm

Sat 30/12/17

6:30am - 5pm

7:30am - 5:30pm

8am - 12:30pm

Closed

6am - 6pm

Sun 31/12/17

9am - 1pm

7:30am - 5:30pm

9am - 1pm

Closed

8am - 6pm

Mon 1/1/18

Closed

Closed

Closed

Closed

8am - 6pm

Tues 2/1/18

5am - 7:30pm

5:30am - 7:30pm

6am - 6pm

6am - 11am and

1pm - 6pm

5:30am - 8pm

Last updated: 01 December 2017