Venue hire and permits

Bookings suspended due to COVID-19

Effective 23 March 2020, Council has suspended public space venue bookings until further notice due to coronavirus (COVID-19) conditions.  This includes bookings for our community halls, meeting rooms and outdoor public spaces.

We're currently getting in touch with those who have existing bookings.  Only bookings that comply with current Australian Government directives around social gatherings will be able to proceed. We strongly recommend that all non-essential bookings be cancelled or postponed, regardless of size.

These measures will be in place until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

  • Please refer to our COVID-19 webpage for more information on Council services and response initiatives.

Events

From a gala ball beside the Lagoon, to high-profile events in Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade has a range of options for your event.

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Weddings

Stunning, landscaped parklands on the palm-fringed Cairns waterfront are ideal for weddings.

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Busking

Busking in the CBD is an ideal opportunity for public performances.

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Commercial filming and photography

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

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Commercial activities

Cairns Esplanade offers a fantastic venue for commercial activities.

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Venue hire - locations

Stunning, landscaped parklands along the palm-fringed waterfront is an ideal location for your next event.

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General hire terms & conditions

General hire terms & conditions for Cairns Regional Council public spaces and venues

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Cairns Esplanade venue hire - additional terms & conditions

Cairns Esplanade venue hire - additional terms & conditions

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