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.
With over 2.5km of landscaped parklands along palm-fringed waterfront, Cairns Esplanade has a range of options for your next event. From a gala ball beside the award-winning Lagoon to community celebrations in Fogarty Park, the Esplanade has a space to suit all of your event needs.
Take a browse through the beautiful venue hire locations available. To make an event booking enquiry, please complete the online booking enquiry form. Please include in the 'further details' section of the form - bump in/out times for your event (if applicable) and if you require any equipment for hire. Please note venue hire fees do apply as outlined in the Leisure Venues fees and charges ( PDF, 0.03 MB ).
Eligible not-for-profit (NFP) organisations may be able to access funding either in full or part waiver of fees. For more information and eligibility criteria, please see the Financial Assistance for NFP Organisations Fact Sheet ( PDF, 0.38 MB ).