Cairns Airport is proud to support and be involved with a range of organisations, initiatives, programs and events that benefit our region and the tourism and aviation industries:

  • Advance Cairns
  • Australian Airports Association
  • Airports Council International
  • Cairns Chamber of Commerce
  • Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation
  • Queensland Resources Council
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council
  • Tourism and Events Queensland
  • Tourism Australia
  • Tourism & Transport Forum
  • Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree
  • Tourism Tropical North Queensland


Ironman Cairns

Cairns Airport Adventure Festival and Cairns Airport Ironman Asia Pacific Championships

Participants and spectators alike enjoy this exciting 10 days of adventure sports challenges, headlined by the Cairns Airport Ironman Asia Pacific Championships on one of the world’s most spectacular courses.

GBR Marathon

Run for the Reef/Great Barrier Reef Marathon

Run for the Reef is a series of fundraising running events to support our national treasure of the Great Barrier Reef. From 2017 they will held simultaneously throughout far north Queensland and across the Pacific Ocean to Singapore. They are a precursor to the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival which attracts around 4,000 people.

Smith Family

The Smith Family

Cairns Airport supports national independent charity, The Smith Family, in their Learning for Life program to help disadvantaged children in Cairns to gain an education. 


Choice Australia Management

Choice Australia Management delivers indigenous employment development opportunities via a holistic approach that encourages respect, self-esteem, confidence, life skills and making a positive contributions to the community.

 Special Childrens

Cairns Special Children’s Christmas Party

This is a very special event aimed at bringing a smile to the faces of children aged from babies up to 12 years who may be suffering from life threatening illnesses, physical or intellectual impairments, domestic violence, or living in underprivileged circumstances.

 Green Corridor  The Green Corridor Project

This project revegetates and remediates the Barron River, including the Cairns Airport managed environmental reserve of Redden Island or Dungarra, at the river mouth.

  Rainforest Rescue

Rainforest Rescue has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998. Donations made by Cairns Airport support activity in the Daintree area where Rainforest Rescue purchase properties of high conservation value rainforest and work to protect their biodiversity and restore rainforest through planting, maintenance and weed removal.

 Turtle Rehab Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre is a voluntary non-profit organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation of sick and injured turtles, with the focus on the six species found on the Great Barrier Reef. 

 Cairns Chinese New Year Cairns Chinese New Year Festival

This vibrant round of events includes a colourful street festival, Chinese dancing, parades featuring the Chinese dragon and lions and fireworks.

 Cairns Festival Festival Cairns

Each year Cairns Regional Council hosts this colourful celebration of the region’s creative culture with a program spanning arts, entertainment, music, dance and collaborations.

 CIAF Cairns Indigenous Art Fair

This unique showcase for the region’s rich variety of indigenous art and culture attracts art lovers from across Australia and around the world.

  KickArts Contemporary Arts

Housed in the Centre of Contemporary Arts in Abbott Street, KickArts delivers a dynamic and diverse exhibition program, creating opportunities for local and visiting artists. The KickArts Shop features unique, high quality works of art, craft and design from Australian and international artists.

 Reef Feast Palm Cove Reef Feast

Reef Feast Palm Cove is one of Far North Queensland’s premier community events for 2016, celebrating our unique region’s fine cuisine, produce, live music, culture and lifestyle.

 Taipans CQU Taipans

Cairns Airport proudly supports the region’s own NBL team as they take on opponents from across Australia and New Zealand.

 Cairns Amateurs2 Cairns Amateurs Racing Carnival

A headline item on the Cairns social calendar each September, this celebration of fun, fashion, glamour, food and entertainment features two days of horse racing.

 FNQ Safety

FNQ Safety Connect

Cairns Airport fosters a culture of Zero Harm and Work Safe - Home Safe in all its operations and is a proud sponsor of the FNQ Safety Connect annual seminar.

Property Council

The Property Council of Australia - Member 2018/19





  • Cairns Tropical Writers Festival
  • Clean Up Australia Day
  • JUTE Theatre
  • Port Douglas Carnivale
  • PBR Cairns Invitational
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Yungaburra Triathlon
  • Port Shorts Film Festival