A Strong, Resilient & Prosperous Tropical North Queensland

Infrastructure and Policy Priorities

Our priorities are under review. Our Infrastructure and Policy advocacy positions will be back up here shortly

Our Economy

Advance Cairns is the peak economic development agency in Tropical North Queensland.

Working collaboratively with all levels of governments and industry, Advance Cairns promotes trade, inward investment and is the coordinating body to deliver the 20 year vision, the Tropical North Queensland Regional Economic Plan.


Our members have a voice in directing the future of the TNQ region & with their contributions help us to secure sustainable prosperity for generations to come.

By supporting the work of Advance Cairns, our members share a common concern and interest in the development of our region, and the collective efforts of agencies and organisations to a common purpose brings economic benefit to us all.

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Latest News

There IS life after AQUIS

AQUIS Cairns Casino project is officially shelved. At last the Cairns community can move on from this episode to bright and prosperous future

Fair Work Commission Ruling the Right One

Fair Work Commission on penalty Rates is set to have a positive impact on regional economies like Cairns and Tropical North North Queensland

Upcoming Events

Advance Cairns runs regular events for members and stakeholders across the region that aim to inform and catalyse debate around our advocacy issues and provide members with latest information on industry and regional developments.

Events include member only forums, networking sundowners, special event luncheons such as annual Budget Lunch with the Treasurer and industry forums.


P.O. Box 3065
Cairns, QLD 4870 Australia


51 The Esplanade
Cairns QLD 4870 Australia


Phone: +61 (0)7 4080 2900
Fax: +61 (0)7 4031 3994

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