Forms & permits
Cairns Regional Council has a strong commitment to arts and cultural development.
Information for the building and development industry, property owners and solicitors acting on behalf of vendors. Applications and forms for building plans, demolition, house relocation, siting dispensation and more.
The Grants program is available to provide funding to community based groups, individuals and organisations who are providing programs, activities and projects that enrich the opportunities to residents.
Information and application forms for Council's Indigenous Advisory Group, Multicultural Advisory Group, Youth Engagement & Action Group
Make a deputation request to a Council meeting.
A Direct Debit arrangement will allow you to make regular payments in advance towards your Rates or Water Usage Notice. Payments can be debited from your savings or cheque account weekly, fortnightly, monthly (Rates only) or in full.
Information & application forms for: food business premises; market food stalls; temporary food premises; rental accommodation premises; personal appearance services; entertainment venues.
Council is responsible for implementing specific provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1994 and subordinate legislation pertaining to the protection of the environment. Other legislation administered by Council includes the Dangerous Goods Safety Management Act 2001.
Information & applications for: weddings at Botanic Gardens and Sugarworld Gardens; use of Barlow Park; hire of Council facilities & parklands; bookings for use of parklands, reserves and foreshores; release of CCTV footage.
Application form for commercial filming and photography within the Cairns Regional Council local government area.
Council has local laws covering a range of business activities including Food Businesses, Accommodation Premises, Outdoor/alfresco Dining, Portable Advertisements/Sandwich Boards, Display or Advertising Goods for Sale on a Road or Footpath, Vegetation, and nuisances such as noise and dust.
Information & applications for: parking permits; parking bay hood; Lake Street parking station; Grafton Street parking station; heavy vehicle permit.
Information & applications for: dog registration; cat registration; guide dog, hearing dog and assistance dog registration; noisy bird permit; pet shop, cattery, kennel.
Information & applications for: compliance assessment; developer contributions; pre-lodgement enquiries; planning scheme request; planning scheme proposed developments.
Plumbing assessment and inspections, compliance certificates on plumbing work on all buildings in the Cairns regional area. Inspection and testing on water supply and sewage installation in new subdivisions and approval of applications for buildings.
Rates forms and applications including Change of Address, Land Record Search, Pensioner rate remission application, Notice of Objection against Categorisation.
On 1 July 2009 legislation changed. The new legislation includes the Right to Information Act which replaces the old Freedom of Information Act 1992 (FOI), and the Information Privacy Act 2009 (IP) which replaces the former information standards.
Forms & permits for: temporary road closure and traffic control; transport abnormal load on Council managed road; undertake sporting, social or commercial filming activity on road reserve; locate temporary structure on an easement.
Information & applications for: trade waste handling; liquid waste; grease arrestors; prohibited substances.
Information & applications for: new wheelie bin; replacement wheelie bin; repair wheelie bin.
Information & applications for: water fees & charges; metered standpipes; rates & water overpayment; water meter testing.
Information & applications for testing of water samples: environmental water testing; suitable for human drinking testing; wastewater and pollution testing; other water sample testing.
Information & applications for new residential water service; rural water service; commercial water service; subdivisional connections; water service relocation; subsidiary water meter; alterations to sewer and water mains.