Book a public space
There are many public spaces - parks, gardens, reserves, beaches, community halls and sporting fields - across Cairns that are popular locations for events and activities, such as weddings, celebrations and parties.
You will generally need to obtain Council permission to use public areas for events and activities. Terms and conditions apply for use of each public space. You may be required to pay fees and charges ( PDF, 0.03 MB ), hold insurance and comply with other conditions including but not limited to vehicle access, safety and security, cleaning and waste removal, noise levels and noise restrictions, public notifications, food and liquor licensing, filming and photography etc.
More information can be found under each of the venues listed below:
Types of activities conducted at Barlow Park include, athletics, rugby league/union matches, soccer matches and school carnivals. More
Cairns Botanic Gardens
The Cairns Botanic Gardens is a tropical paradise, renowned for having one of the best exhibitions of tropical plants in Australia. The Gardens are open daily 7.30am to 5.30pm, and entry is free. More
The Cairns Esplanade is a focal point for recreation, events and entertainment. More
Community halls & centres
Council provides a number of accessible, multi-purpose community centres which can be hired by residents for services that benefit the community. More
Find a park
With hundreds of parks and reserves across the Cairns region, there are many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Use our parks finder to find a park near you, or search by facility to find a park that meets your needs. More
Non leased sport parks are used by sporting clubs and are open for public use at all times outside of sport event times. Leased sport parks are used by sporting clubs and mostly not open for general public use. More
Tanks Arts Centre
The Tanks Arts Centre is an iconic and innovative multi-use contemporary arts facility housed in three converted World War 2 naval oil storage tanks within the Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct. More
Last updated: 26 July 2019