Building, planning & business

Land Searches
Building services

Information about building applications, certification and inspections, driveways, easements, fences, swimming pools and spas, building plans and more. More

Business regulations

Council regulates many business activities including food and dining, accommodation, personal services, advertising, commercial filming and busking. More

Lagoon and CBD
Business & economic development

Cairns is perfectly positioned for local, national and international businesses and investors to live, visit and do business. More

Overhead sketch
Development applications

Development Applications can be lodged online through Council's DA Online self-service. You can lodge and pay for Development Applications at any time; DA Online is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience. More

Property & Land Information
Land record & planning searches

Use the Land Record Search Form to request information including a rates search, meter read, trade waste information, swimming pool compliance inspection, town planning certificates, flood and storm tide information, health and plumbing searches. More

Operational Works

Operational Works, Applications, Survey Plans, Subdivision Plans, Bonds, Security, Driveway and Crossovers More

Planning Schemes

Current and superseded planning schemes for the Cairns region. More

Planning schemes
Subdivision Plan Approval

Subdivision Plan Approval, Plan Sealing, Survey Plan Endorsement More

Last updated: 15 October 2018