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
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...
January 2023 Newsletter
From the CEOIt’s been a cracking start to the year with many of our members in the thick of business activities reporting a prevailing sense of making up for lost time. We are looking forward to our first major event of the year tomorrow, with an economic outlook...
Council’s Advance Cairns membership to provide city with stronger voice
Cairns Regional Council is joining Advance Cairns to strengthen collaboration, provide more effective advocacy for the city, and deliver better outcomes to the community. At CRC's Planning and Environment Committee meeting, Council voted to join Advance Cairns on a...
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