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

TNQ big winner in Albanese Government’s first Budget

TNQ big winner in Albanese Government’s first Budget

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...

October 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

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...

September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter

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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