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

Advance Cairns Appoints New CEO

Advance Cairns is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Byrne as new Chief Executive. “The appointment follows a rigorous selection process, during which many high-calibre candidates were considered and assessed,” said Trent Twomey, Advance Cairns.

Advance Cairns clear in Election Priorities for the Region

With just six weeks to go until the general election, Advance Cairns has made a clear statement about the key election priorities that will deliver the greatest benefit to the region.

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