Connect, influence and prosper
We connect you to people and projects in our diverse region.
Outcomes with vision
Advance Cairns is the peak independent, apolitical 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
Tropical North Queensland is highly regarded because of its location, infrastructure, and world-class facilities and attractions.
As a developed region 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
2023-24 Federal Budget reaction
9 MAY 2023 (Cairns) – Advance Cairns, Far North Queensland’s independent economic development and advocacy organisation, today welcomed the confirmation of additional $30 million in funding for the critical Cairns marine precinct Common User Facility (CUF), part of a...
March 2023 Newsletter
From the CEOWe've had a productive and varied four weeks which have taken us to Brisbane for meetings at State Parliament, attending the opening of a major milestone for Cairns' export market development, and welcoming a senior Defence industry leader to the region....
Superyacht Bill consultation feedback by March 9
3 MARCH 2023 (Cairns) - Advance Cairns is calling on the region’s tourism, marine and allied industries to have their say on flagged legislative changes which would ensure that the jobs and economic benefits of the superyacht industry would continue to flow to the...
February 2023 Newsletter
From the CEOWe are delighted to welcome Cairns Regional Council to Advance Cairns as a Platinum member, further cementing our collaboration on key initiatives to advance the city and the wider region. This important move follows a close partnership with Council on...
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