Closures and service changes - Council facilities

The Queensland Government has made further changes to its Roadmap to easing Queensland restrictions. These relaxed rules come into effect at 4pm on Friday 16 October.

Please check back regularly for updates.

The status listed below will remain in effect until further notice. Users should adhere to physical distancing measures, good hygiene practices, be vigilant of 100-person limits and follow the direction of any signage.

Facility status:

Venue or serviceStatusDetails
Animal pound OPEN Customers are encouraged to pay via contactless credit/debit card where possible.
Active Living (free fitness classes) OPEN
  • Classes capped at 100 people; operating under a COVID-Safe industry plan
  • Participants must provide personal details for contact tracing purposes
Barlow Park OPEN 
Basketball courts (public) OPEN

Gatherings limited to 40 people within a group.

BMX tracks OPEN

Gatherings limited to 40 people within a group.

Barbecues

OPEN

Gatherings limited to 40 people within a group.

Beaches OPEN

Beaches and Council facilities on the foreshore are open for recreational purposes (swimming, exercising, picnics, barbecues etc). Social distancing rules apply; maximum 40 people per gathering.

Botanic Gardens OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Gatherings limited to 40 people within a group.

Buy Back Shop OPEN  
Cairns Esplanade OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

All public facilities on the Cairns Esplanade are OPEN.

Social distancing rules apply: maximum 40 people in a group.

Cairns Libraries OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
  • Capacity limits according to one person per four metres square rule
  • Users must provide personal details for contact tracing purposes
Cairns Performing Arts Centre RE-OPENING 11 JULY WITH RESTRICTIONS

Live performances from 11 July. Audience numbers limited to comply with Queensland Government Stage 3 Covid guidelines. Tickets from Ticketlink.

Council camping grounds OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

    Users must provide contract tracing details.

  • Bramston Beach campground -  OPEN
  • Babinda Rotary Park campground* - OPEN
  • Babinda Boulders campground* - OPEN
  • Greenpatch (Gordonvale) campground* - OPEN

*Capacity capped to ensure social distancing can be maintained.

Cemeteries OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Funerals attendance restrictions apply as set by the Queensland Government.

Maximum of 100 people excluding celebrant/clergy and staff

Community halls OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Council is accepting hall hire bookings for groups up to 40 people.

Customer Service Centres OPEN

Customer services centre are now open.

  • Operating hours and contact details.
  • Spence Street Customer Service Centre accepts EFTPOS, cheque and cash payments.
  • Customer Service at Cairns Libraries do not accept cash payments; EFTPOS and cheque only.

Online services:

  • Payment of bills
  • Renewing registrations
  • Payment of fines
  • Reporting a problem
  • Making applications
Events VARIED

Some annual events have been cancelled. But more and more Council and community events have started up.

See the upcoming events listing for details

Green Gyms (exercise equipment in parks)  OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Gatherings limited to a maximum of 40 people within a group.

Green Space Our Place volunteers program

OPEN  
Lake Morris OPEN  
Lagoon OPEN

Gatherings limited to 40 people in the parklands; 40 people per section in the Lagoon

Markets VARIED
  • Esplanade Markets - CANCELLED
  • Tanks Markets - OPEN with social distancing rules in place
Muddy’s Playground OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS Gatherings limited to a maximum of 40 people within a group.
Munro Martin Parklands OPEN

Gatherings limited to a maximum of 40 people within a group.

Playgrounds OPEN

Gatherings limited to a maximum of 40 people within a group.

Public drinking water facilities OPEN  
Public toilets OPEN  
Recreation areas: (beaches, parklands and natural areas not within National Parks) OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
  • Gatherings limited to a maximum of 40 people within a group.
  • Barbecue facilities - open
  • Toilet facilities - open
Recreation areas within National Parks OPEN  
Skate parks OPEN

Gatherings limited to a maximum of 40 people within a group.

Swimming pools VARIED
  • Babinda pool - CLOSED for winter
  • Gordonvale pool - OPEN with restrictions
  • Woree pool - OPEN with restrictions
  • Tobruk Memorial Pool - OPEN with restrictions
  • Marlin Coast (Smithfield) pool - OPEN with restrictions
  • Sugarworld Adventure Park - OPEN (see website for times)
Tanks Arts Centre OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Performances have recommenced under a COVID safe plan.

Check the CPAC and Tanks websites for details. Tickets from Ticketlink.

Tennis courts (public) OPEN  
Ticketlink OPEN 
Walking tracks (including Arrow tracks) OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

All walking tracks and trails, including the Arrow tracks in Whitfield, are open with restrictions. Social distancing applies. Gatherings limited to maximum 40 people in a group.

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Last updated: 19 October 2020