Business regulations

Accommodation venues

Caravan parks, camping grounds, backpacker accommodation and shared facility accommodation venues require a Council permit. Details of how to apply, renew or update a permit. More

Activities on Council land

Businesses, community groups and individuals are encouraged to use Council's parks, foreshores and open spaces for events. But you may need a permit first. More

Advertising Devices

Advertising devices in Cairns are regulated by Council's Local Law No.4 (Advertising Devices) 2019. It identifies whether an advertising device is prohibited, can be installed without a permit or requires a permit from Council before it can be installed. More

Busking

Busking contributes to the vibrancy of the City while providing opportunities for local and visiting artists. Busking is only allowed in the Cairns CBD (no other area of the City) and requires a permit. More

Food safety and licensing

Food business regulations, licensing requirements and food safety guidelines. More

Personal appearance services

Businesses such as tattooing, body piercing, hairdressing and beauty therapy are considered higher risk services and require permits. Other personal appearance services require operators to follow infection control guidelines. More

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Last updated: 16 June 2020