Membership

Far North Queensland needs strong voices to guide our region to continued success and prosperity. Be part of the solution and have your voice heard by joining the region’s leading advocacy organisation.

Advance Cairns members are committed to securing a legacy of prosperity, and sustainable growth for Far North Queensland. Your membership will position you alongside industry leaders and local governments across the region, demonstrating the power of working with a shared vision showcasing and a commitment to moving beyond talk and into action.

Benefits

The extent of your engagement is ultimately up to you, but this is an opportunity to be part of major strategic discussions that are shaping our region’s future.

 

Professional business events and networking opportunities

Connect with influential leaders and fellow members at our events to broaden your network and gain critical member intelligence.

As a member you will receive one complimentary ticket to all events, workshops, and networking sessions, as well as discounts for additional member attendees.

Contribute to regional growth through advocacy and policy change

Advocacy remains central to our mission. We forge strong collaborations with our members, strategic partners, and the wider business community to deliver unified and impactful outcomes.

Drive government support for catalytic projects and vital policy change, using your voice to secure a prosperous future for Far North Queensland.

Contribute to regional growth through advocacy and policy change

Members form a dynamic, connected business community, ready to capitalise on opportunities and enhance the region’s prosperity.

Link your business to transformative projects by participating in trade missions, delegations, and ministerial roundtables, paving the way for successful tenders and investment ventures that will unlock the economic potential of Far North Queensland.

Member testimonials

Cairns needs a strong advocacy group. We elected to throw our support behind Advance Cairns because they are across the regional issues, they maintain important stakeholder relationships and they get the importance of a healthy diversified regional economy. Ultimately it needs to be about marked change and the Cairns Marine Precinct is just one of many examples where we have achieved that with Advance Cairns.

Oval Groot
Chief Executive Officer, Norship

Advance Cairns has been a great partner for JCU over many years. They are well connected and respected by key industry and government stakeholders and the advocacy work that they undertake on behalf of the whole region is invaluable. Most recently, Advance Cairns played a crucial role in successfully securing funding for the Cairns University Hospital.

David Craig
Director Marketing, Future Students Admissions, James Cook University

Cairns Airport is a member of Advance Cairns because we find it to be very effective at gaining access to high level federal and state politicians, which enables us as a region to speak with one voice. When it relates specifically to aviation, Cairns Airport advocates for our aviation partners, rather than the airport itself. The current campaign for the Common User Hangar is a good example. The beneficiaries are smaller companies who do not have the financial resources to build new hangar space without support. Advance Cairns provides a platform for smaller and medium sized businesses to gain access that they would struggle to achieve on their own.

Richard Barker
Chief Executive Officer, Cairns and Mackay Airports

Our membership at Advance Cairns is not about what direct benefit Dawsons can derive, it’s not transactional or service based. We’re members because I have a fundamental belief that a rising tide floats all boats. And what is good for the broader regional economy is good for all of us. Advance Cairns provides the apolitical voice and platform for our region to advocate to all levels of government on transformational infrastructure, business levers and economic enablers. We’re helping to grow the pie!

Sharon Dawson
Chief Executive Officer and Director, Dawsons Group of Companies

Become a member

Far North Queensland needs strong voices to guide our region to continued success and prosperity. Be part of the solution and have your voice heard by joining the region’s leading advocacy organisation.

Contact: Jacinta Reddan, CEO
E: admin@advancecairns.com
T: 07 4080 2900

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