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

August Newsletter

August Newsletter

From the CEO From working to re-establish relationships with key Asian airline partners to doing a deep dive into the region’s renewable energy sector, to realising a major health advocacy initiative, August has been an incredibly productive month for Advance Cairns....

July 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 Newsletter

From the CEO It’s hard to believe we are now into the back end of 2023, a year in which has seen the region move well and truly beyond the ravages of covid. While covid hit and hit hard, the past three years have also underpinned the resilience of the economy as it...

June 2023 Newsletter

June 2023 Newsletter

From the CEOFrom taking a deep dive into what Federal and State budgets mean for the Far North, to welcoming milestone inaugural flights from Tokyo, to investments in the Cairns Health and Innovation Precinct, to calls for you to have a say on critical water supply...

Advance Cairns’ response to State Budget 2023-24

Advance Cairns’ response to State Budget 2023-24

Brisbane, June 13, 2023:  Advance Cairns has welcomed funding across infrastructure, business and training detailed in the 2023-24 Queensland Budget tabled today. CEO Jacinta Reddan she said the funding announcements will benefit business and industry with...

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