Mayor's Charity Golf Day

The Mayor's Charity Golf Day is an annual charity fundraising event and one of the most popular events on the Cairns business calendar. Council has run the event for more than a decade and relies on sponsorship, with all profits donated to the nominated charities.

The 2018 event was held on Friday 1 June 2018 at the Cairns Golf Club, just outside the city centre. The nominated charities were YAPS and FNQ Rescues R Us. Thank you to all of our sponsors for 2018 who helped raise $40,000 for these charities.

In 2018 the one day Ambrose event drew a full course of 144 players for a day of 18 hole golf. This event attracts senior executives from local organisations and provides a valuable networking forum, as well as a chance to speak personally with your local Councillors and the Mayor Bob Manning.

Every player received a gift bag, there were great prizes to be won (including a competition for the best dressed team), and every hole around the course had activities and/or food and beverages.

Friday 7 June 2019

  • Breakfast and registration, followed by tee-off at 9:00am
  • Presentation and after-party at 3:00pm
  • Half Moon Bay Golf Club, Wattle Street, Yorkeys Knob
  • 36 teams of four
  • 19 sponsorship opportunities
  • Raising funds in support of worthy local charities
  • Prizes for the best dressed teams


This year's Mayor's Charity Golf Day will support services for children undergoing medical treatment in the Cairns region, through Give Me 5 for Kids and Ronald McDonald House.

All funds raised through the Mayor's Charity Golf Day will be spent within the Cairns region to support local families.

Give Me 5 for Kids is a locally run fundraising campaign that supports paediatric wards of local hospitals and children's health-related charities.

Driven by Southern Cross Austereo, the campaign is now in it 25th year and has raised in excess of $25 million to support sick kids and their families.

In recent years, the campaign has funded a host of equipment and programs for local hospitals, including parent beds to allow parents to sleep near their children while in hospital and a $150,000 paediatric playground.

Ronald McDonald House Charities is one of Australia's best-known children's charities, supporting seriously ill children and their families. Last year, the local Chapter, RMHC North Australia, provided services to thousands of children across the Far North.

As well as providing accommodation close the the hospital for Cairns families that have to travel so their child can receive critical medical care, the charity provides a Family Retreat in Palm Cove, which gives families the chance to take time out together for a family holiday. A Learning Program is also offered to help local children that have suffered serious illness to catch up on their schooling.

Thanks to our 2018 Golf Day sponsors:

Major sponsor


Preston Law

Hospitality sponsor



Become a Sponsor

By getting behind the Mayor's Charity Golf Day, you will be directly contributing to the well being of our community and the liveability of our city.  Investing in this event will help you reach local target markets and showcase your products and services.

Download a sponsorship prospectus ( PDF, 4.63 MB ) or contact Raine Davies, Coordinator Events Delivery on (07) 4044 3261 or Registration/acceptance form can be downloaded here.

Last updated: 26 March 2019