Fees and charges

Financial Assistance for Not for Profit Organisations

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 & approvals, plumbing applications, waste disposal and development assessment. For more information and eligibility criteria, download the Financial Assistance for NFP Organisations Fact Sheet ( PDF, 0.38 MB ).

Fees & charges 2018-2019

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Administrative services (25.6 KB)
Fees & charges for Council Administrative services: Photocopying & printing; rates search; water billing; Right to Information; Cairns Libraries; Strategic Infrastructure Planning searches & reports; Cairns Works security bonds/deposits; Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

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Animal management & Local Laws (38.1 KB)
Fees & charges for Animal Management and Local Laws: impound release fees; cat registration fees; dog registration fees; regulated dogs; animal permits; Local Law No. 1 (Administration); Local Law No. 1 (Community & Environment).

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Building & development (162.2 KB)
Fees & charges for Building & Development: Superseded Planning Scheme request; Preliminary Approvals; Development Applications; Construction fees; Landscape Plans; Changes or extensions to Development Applications/Approvals; Non-Compliance with Self-Assessable Outcomes; Pre-lodgement Services; Compliance check; Infrastructure Charges & Agreements; Planning Instruments, Materials and Copies of Development Applications; Planning, Building & Development Searches and Certificates; Building Services; Lodgement fee; Building Certification Fees.

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Burials & cemetery (25.4 KB)
Fees & charges for Burials and Cemetery: Administration; burials; inurnments (cremated remains/ashes, columbarium walls, in-ground); mausoleums; memorials; operational charges.

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Equipment hire (15.5 KB)
Fees & charges for hire of Council equipment - event bin hire; event fencing hire; portable grandstands; advertising panels & banner poles; Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre equipment hire; City Precincts equipment hire.

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Financial assistance for not-for-profit organisations (393.3 KB)
Relief either in full or part waiver of listed fees may be available to eligible Not for Profit (NFP) organisations relating to Venues, Licences & Approvals, Plumbing Applications, Waste Disposal and Development Assessment.

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Licences & approvals (59.6 KB)
Fees & charges for Council licences & approvals: amendments; transfers & inspections; health licences & approvals; Local Laws permits; other licences & approvals; Temporary Entertainment Events; Renewals Local Law & Health Licences; Rental Fees; Other Prescribed Activities Under Local Laws (Roadside Vending; commercial use of Council controlled areas)

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Regulated parking (19.8 KB)
Fees & charges for Regulated parking: on street parking; off street parking; permit parking; search fees for infringement fines & penalties.

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Venues (142.3 KB)
Fees & charges for Council venues - public meeting rooms; community halls; park hire; parks & foreshores; market stalls; sporting grounds; Barlow Park; West Barlow Park; Tanks Arts Centre; Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre.

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Water & waste (64.6 KB)
Fees & charges for Water & Waste: plumbing; tradewaste; water operations; wastewater operations; engineering & maintenance; infrastructure; transfer station disposal fees; Materials Recovery Facility fees; kerbside collection; business recycling.

Last updated: 29 June 2018