Limited bookings during COVID-19
Council has reopened limited public space bookings in accordance with Stage 1 of the Queensland Government's road map for easing COVID-19 restrictions.
- From 16 May 2020, park and foreshore bookings for non-contact outdoor activities with a maximum of 10 people are permitted.
- From 12 June 2020, park, foreshore and hall activities for up to 20 people will be permitted, subject to Stage 2 of eased restrictions*.
We are now accepting park and hall bookings from 12 June for groups of up to 20 people. Hall capacity has been reduced to comply with social distancing directions of 1 person per 4 square metres. These bookings are subject to change should Stage 2 not come into effect on 12 June*.
The customer making the booking is responsible for ensuring all attendees comply with government directions and advice in relation to COVID-19, including social distancing and good hygiene practices. These are subject to change without notice.
Bookings for meeting rooms at Library branches are not yet available.
* Prior to entering each stage, the Queensland Government will conduct a COVID SAFE check to assess impact before further easing of restrictions.
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, 0.02 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, 0.19 MB ).