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 Tuesday 17 November.

From 1 December the limit on private gatherings in public spaces (parks, playgrounds, beaches etc)  was lifted to 100 people

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 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

Participants must provide personal details for contact tracing purposes

Barlow Park OPENCasual athletics only
Basketball courts (public) OPEN

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

BMX tracks OPEN

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Barbecues

OPEN

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Beaches OPEN

Beaches and Council facilities on the foreshore are open for recreational purposes (swimming, exercising, picnics, barbecues etc). Social distancing rules apply; maximum 50 people per gathering.

Botanic Gardens OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Buy Back Shop OPEN  
Cairns Esplanade OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

All public facilities on the Cairns Esplanade are OPEN.

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

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

The Cairns Performing Arts Centre is operating under a COVID Safe Industry Plan. For information on attending shows, visit the CPAC website.

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* - CLOSED FOR WET SEASON

*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 200 people

Community halls OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Community Halls operating at 1 person per 2m2. See the Community Halls and Centres page for capacity as specific venues.

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 restricted to groups of 100 people

Green Space Our Place volunteers program

OPEN  
Lake Morris OPEN  
Lagoon OPEN

Parklands: gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Lagoon: gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people per section

Markets VARIED
  • Esplanade Markets - CANCELLED
  • Tanks Markets - OPEN with social distancing rules in place
Muddy’s Playground OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Munro Martin Parklands OPEN

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Playgrounds OPEN

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Public drinking water facilities OPEN  
Public toilets OPEN  
Recreation areas: (beaches, parklands and natural areas not within National Parks) OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS
  • Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people
  • Barbecue facilities - open
  • Toilet facilities - open
Recreation areas within National Parks OPEN  
Skate parks OPEN

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

Swimming pools OPEN

Swimming pools are open under COVID-safe plans.

For details see each pool's website.

Tanks Arts Centre OPEN WITH RESTRICTIONS

Performances have recommenced under a COVID Safe Industry Plan.

Check the 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.

Gatherings restricted to groups of 100 people

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Last updated: 07 January 2021