Advance Cairns is the region’s peak economic development agency
working to ensure a strong and prosperous City and Region for all


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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The need for a narrative

July’s flurry of announcements of major infrastructure developments from the Premier are certainly welcome. Lots of “announceables” with dizzying dollar values. That is the easy part. The harder part is the “deliverables” and that is where we must now focus our efforts.

National Fervour.

We have just come off ANZAC day commemorative services where the air was full of wholesome praise of those values that unite us as a nation. Much of it truthful recollections of past deeds mixed with a little myth.

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.

Our Infrastructure and Policy advocacy positions are available now.

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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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