Venue hire and permits

The Cairns Esplanade offers a diverse space for your next event. From parklands to barbecues, there is a location to suit most event needs.

Eligible not-for-profit (NFP) organisations may be able to access relief either in full or part waiver of listed fees relating to venues, licences and approvals. For more information and eligibility criteria, download the Financial Assistance for NFP Organisations Fact Sheet ( PDF, 0.38 MB ).


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

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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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