Business & economic development


Cairns offers lucrative investment opportunities in tourism, international education, agribusiness, marine services, property and more. View our Investment Prospectus to find out more. More

Industry support

Information and assistance to access leading agencies and industries in the region, providing key resources in economic, tourism, aviation, marine, education and agricultural sectors. More

Business support

Cairns Regional Council is committed to supporting local businesses. When starting or expanding a business, information and advice at the early stages is critical. More

Strategic industry sectors

Valued at approximately $14 billion, the Cairns region's economy is driven by globally-competitive tourism, international education, agriculture, marine and aviation sectors. More

Data and eUpdates

Data, tools and news to help inform business and investment decisions. More


Information about the Cairns region written in simplified Chinese. More


Cairns is an ideal location for filming, photography, documentaries, television programs and commercials. More

Economic development strategies

Council has strategies for a strong, diversified and sustainable regional economy that supports new and existing industry, investment and business activities. More

TNQ Innovation Awards

The Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards recognise and reward progressive businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs from across the region. More

Upcoming events for business:

Welcome to Cairns:

FNQ Regional Projects forum

Date: Thu 25 Oct
Time: 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: Mezzanine Level, Cairns Convention Centre, Corner Wharf and Sheridan Streets, Cairns

Cost: $65 per person

Contact: Joan Tapp 4037 3209

Helping business's be part of the exciting projects coming up in the Far North More

Cairns Investment Prospectus

Download our Prospectus ( PDF, 3.39 MB ) or view the e-book below to discover the many investment opportunities on offer in Cairns.

Contact us to find out how we can help you take advantage of investment opportunities in Cairns.Email us today ( to find out how we can help you take advantage of investment opportunities in Cairns, or telephone us on +61 7 4044 3347.

Last updated: 27 May 2018