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This vast and economically diverse region takes in reef and rainforest – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area – and draws millions of domestic and international tourists each year. Cairns, with its international airport, port, and two university campuses is the main centre of Far North Queensland. The proximity to booming South East Asian economies and the western Pacific positions Cairns as a key service centre for Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Far North Queensland contains abundant fertile agricultural land and mineral wealth, positioning the region for a strong and diverse economic future.

We are creating jobs and strengthening the economy in this region through a range of activities including:

Office of the Coordinator-General
Major Projects and Property
Building our Regions projects

Strengthening Far North Queensland

Services and support for local business

Our Far North Queensland Regional Office is committed to helping local businesses identify project opportunities and building their tendering and supply chain capability, so they can be competitive when tendering for work associated with regional projects.

Local content activities in Far North Queensland include workshops, mentoring services and industry briefings supporting businesses at all stages of project supply chains, including sub-contracting and supplier arrangements.

These activities demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring local businesses are provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to participate in government and non-government projects across Queensland.

They are part of how we are delivering on the Queensland Government's vision to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the region.

Far North Queensland events and resources

Major events
Cairns Regional Projects Forum
Tendering for business workshops
Capability Statement workshops
Mentoring and support
Mentoring for growth
Other resources
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Business and Industry Portal

Register for alerts regarding current and upcoming regional project opportunities for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers via the links below:

Contact us

Main office (Cairns)
Visit: Ground Floor, Cairns Port Authority Building, Cnr Grafton and Hartley Streets, Cairns
Post: PO Box 2358, Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 07 4037 3209
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Our regional office map shows the location of all our regional offices and the local governments they individually service. To find which local government area your suburb/town is in, search the local government directory.