A Strong, Resilient & Prosperous Tropical North Queensland

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

Cairns Taipans: Wooden Spooners No More

The Cairns CQU Taipans are easy beats no more. Good luck in the weeks ahead… we know that whatever the outcome you will do yourselves, our city and our region proud.

Populate or Perish

It is time to break the shackles and go for broke, chance our arm and put the big issue of populating and developing the North on the political and economic agenda in 2017. That was the catch-cry of the post-World War II Curtin Government as it sought to overcome domestic resistance to immigration. Immigration was seen as the key to quickly boosting Australia’s population numbers in the interests of economic and military security.

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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