Cairns Youth

Young people between the ages of 10 and 24 years make up almost 20 per cent of the Cairns population. That is more than 29,000 people or one in every five people in Cairns (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015).

Cairns Regional Council supports youth initiatives in the Cairns area and works with local service providers, community groups and young people to help improve outcomes and the future for young people.  Council encourages the voice of young people and representatives from local services to provide advice and ideas about how to make Cairns a great place for youth.

Cairns Youth Week

In April each year Cairns Regional Council supports a variety of community service providers, clubs and organisations to deliver Youth Week activities that:

  • Celebrate and foster the contribution, achievements and talents of Cairns youth; and
  • Encourage young people's participation by creating fun and interesting events and activities and involving young people in planning, running and promoting initiatives.

Get involved!

For more information or to promote your Youth Week activity, phone 4044 3568 or email communityservices@cairns.qld.gov.au

Youth events and activities

To find out what's happening around Cairns for youth, check out the activities on the What's On calendar or the Youth Events & Activities (YEA) Facebook page www.facebook.com/cairnsyea/

Cairns has a number of local youth services and other organisations that support young people. If you are seeking information about a specific service in the Cairns region, please contact 4044 3568 or email communityservices@cairns.qld.gov.au

Pride of Place - Youth Urban Arts Project

This mural project illustrates the stories of a handful of Cairns suburbs, as seen through the eyes of the young people who live there.

Flip through the photo book to check out the large-scale murals on walls, skate park ramps and buildings that were co-designed with youth and local street artists in Babinda, Gordonbale, Edmonton, Earlville, Woree, Manoora, Redlynch, Machans Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Trinity Beach.

The project is presented by Cairns Regional Council and the Australian Government's Building Better Regions fund.

Hint: To view in fullscreen mode, click on the circle in the centre of the photo book.

SPACE + PLACE = free & fun activities!

The Space + Place program offers activities for young people to help them keep active, healthy and engaged. Young people are invited to join in the free activities to have some fun, be social and learn new skills!  The three-year pilot program engages young people and their families in physical activity with the aim of creating connected communities in Cairns West.

Check out the activities listed below, and to find out more, call 4040 4935, visit the Cairns Safer Streets website, or email cairns.saferstreets@police.qld.gov.au

Space + Place is proudly supported by:

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Manunda

Date: Mon 1 Feb
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Youth Gym @ Cominos Place Park

Date: Mon 1 Feb
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Cominos Place Park, Manunda

Cost: FREE. Bookings essential.

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Space+Place: Hip Hop Afro Dance @ Manoora

Date: Mon 1 Feb
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Manoora Centre, Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Deadly Ninjas @ Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Date: Tue 2 Feb
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Hockey Fun Zone @ Balaclava School

Date: Tue 2 Feb
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Balaclava State Primary School, Mulgrave Rd, Mooroobool.

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Cairns West School, Manunda

Date: Tue 2 Feb
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Movere Movement Art @ Manunda

Date: Tue 2 Feb
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Location: Cairns West State School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Acrokids in the Park @ Murray St Park, Manoora

Date: Wed 3 Feb
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Murray St Park, Murray St Park, Manoora

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Karate Kids @ Cairns West State School

Date: Wed 3 Feb
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West State School Mayers, Street, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Skateboarding @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

Date: Wed 3 Feb
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Shang Park, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Basketball @ Murray St Manoora

Date: Wed 3 Feb
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Youth Yarns @ Mooroobool Hub

Date: Thu 4 Feb
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Mooroobool Hub, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place:Tik Tok Dance Party @ Shang Park

Date: Thu 4 Feb
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long Street, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Strong Families @ Mooroobool Hub

Date: Thu 4 Feb
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Mooroobool Hub, Long St

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Tennis @ Cairns West School

Date: Thu 4 Feb
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West State School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE. TO REGISTER CALL 4080 1000.

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Space+Place: Basketball @ Shang Park

Date: Fri 5 Feb
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Shang Park, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Volleyball @ Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Date: Fri 5 Feb
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Running + Walking, Murray St Park, Manoora

Date: Fri 5 Feb
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Murray St Park, Manoora

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Tennis Hot Shots @ Balaclava School

Date: Fri 5 Feb
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Balaclava School, Mulgrave Rd, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Taggin in the Park @ Shang Park, Mooroobool

Date: Sun 7 Feb
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Shang Park, Long St, Mooroobool

Cost: FREE

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Space+Place: Youth Gym @ Cominos Place Park

Date: Mon 8 Feb
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Cominos Place Park, Manunda

Cost: FREE. Bookings essential.

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Manunda

Date: Mon 8 Feb
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Hip Hop Afro Dance @ Manoora

Date: Mon 8 Feb
Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Manoora Centre, Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Deadly Ninjas @ Harald Falge Park, Manunda

Date: Tue 9 Feb
Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Harald Falge Park, Lennon St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Hockey Fun Zone @ Balaclava School

Date: Tue 9 Feb
Time: 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Location: Balaclava State Primary School, Mulgrave Rd, Mooroobool.

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Street Soccer @ Cairns West School, Manunda

Date: Tue 9 Feb
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Movere Movement Art @ Manunda

Date: Tue 9 Feb
Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Location: Cairns West State School, Mayers St, Manunda

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Basketball @ Murray St Manoora

Date: Wed 10 Feb
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: 118 Murray St, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Acrokids in the Park @ Murray St Park, Manoora

Date: Wed 10 Feb
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Murray St Park, Murray St Park, Manoora

Cost: FREE

Free activities for youth in Cairns ... More

Space+Place: Karate Kids @ Cairns West State School

Date: Wed 10 Feb
Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Cairns West State School Mayers, Street, Manunda

Cost: FREE

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Last updated: 09 July 2020