Connect, influence and prosper
We connect you to people and projects in our diverse region.
Outcomes with vision
Advance Cairns is the peak independent, non-government advocacy and economic development organisation for Tropical North Queensland.
We are business-funded and outcome-driven, and we have a long-term vision for growth across the region.
Building on our strengths
Cairns, the gateway city to Tropical North Queensland, is highly regarded because of its location, infrastructure, and world-class facilities and attractions.
As a developed city in the tropics, we have the technology, health, education, and social structures within a politically stable environment to capitalise upon our natural environment and our global location.
Keeping you informed and connected
Tropical North Queensland is set to receive more than half a billion dollars in Federal Budget commitments following the Albanese Government’s first Budget tabled last night. Marine and education were the region’s big winners, while tourism received welcome news with...
From the Chair Full six-year medical degrees taught at James Cook University’s Cairns campus are set to become a reality next year in what is another huge step towards realising the region’s ambitions to elevate Cairns Hospital to university status. Almost 1000...
Advance Cairns has today welcomed confirmation of $200m in key infrastructure funding from the Federal Government ahead of next week’s Budget in what it describes as transformational projects. Speaking at a special Advance Cairns breakfast today, Minister for...
From the Executive Chair Advance Cairns has secured a coup with its new chief executive officer, which is being announced today. Jacinta Reddan has had a long and successful career in communications, marketing, government relations and public affairs, much of it in...
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Have your say on advocacy priorities for Tropical North Queensland.
Help us drive support for catalytic projects and policy change.
How you engage is ultimately up to you.