Business & economic development

Invest

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

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Information about the Cairns region written in simplified Chinese. More

Film

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:

Social Meda 2.0 Workshop

Date: Mon 20 Aug
Time: 2:00pm - 4:49pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Andersen 07 4015 1206

Do you feel like you've got a handle on the basics of Facebook and Instagram? This social media workshop can assist you to step it up More

Doing business with Alibaba

Date: Fri 24 Aug
Time: 1:45pm - 5:30pm
Location: Civic Reception Rooms, Cairns Regional Council 119-145 Spence St, Cairns

Cost: FREE: REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL

The Australian Tourism Export Council have developed an Inbound Tourism Workshop to get your business ‘international ready’. More

Media Training Workshop

Date: Tue 28 Aug
Time: 1:00pm - 4:49pm
Location: TTNQ, Level 2, 51 Esplanade, Cairns

Contact: Kelsey Andersen 07 4015 1206

Media training workshop that will help you get media coverage. This workshop will improve your understanding of how media works. More

Ecotourism Australia one-day masterclass

Date: Tue 11 Sep
Time: 12:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, 121-123 Esplanade, Cairns.

Cost: $85 pp (Ecotourism Australia members) / $125 pp (non-members)

Learn practical tips to improve your business from award-winning tourism industry experts. 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 (economicdevelopment@cairns.qld.gov.au) 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