Conference Venue

Cairns Convention Centre

Cnr Wharf & Sheridan Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870

The world class Cairns Convention Centre is everything you would expect from an international purpose-built venue located amidst natures pristine playground.

Cairns is the only place in the world where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’. Home to two of the world’s greatest wonders – the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree.

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Situated between two World Heritage listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest it is important the Cairns Convention Centre maintains stringent environmental controls.

The Cairns Convention Centre holds Earth Check benchmark status based on practices commenced in 1996 when the building opened.

The Centre aims to promote better sustainability through:

  • Compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and adhering to all required standards and benefits.
  • Setting and communicating environmental objectives to reduce natural resources used and minimise adverse environmental impacts
  • Incorporating sustainability principles in current and future policy, procedure and decision making processes
  • Aid regeneration through supporting locally accredited environmental organisations as a means to off setting clients, delegates and our own footprint and assisting the sustainability for future generations
  • Continually review, monitor and reduce the Centre’s impact on the environment by assessing and setting targets on energy consumption, water consumption, waste production, paper, cleaning and pesticide use by reducing, recycling and reusing.
  • Encourage and engage staff, suppliers and other partners with similar environmental philosophies.

Getting to the Convention Centre

For more information about the venue, please visit the website.

How to get here

From Cairns Airport




For information on Cairns Airport, please visit the website.


The Taxi Rank is located outside of the Terminal, simply follow the signage inside the terminal.

Car Rental

There are a range of car hire providers at the Cairns Airport. The car hire companies’ desks are located in the Arrivals Hall area.

Public Buses and Transfers

Excellence Coaches offers local Shuttle Bus transport to/from Port Douglas, Cairns CBD and Northern Beaches.

To purchase a ticket on arrival, please visit the shuttle bus desk located in arrivals.

T1 International Terminal

Excellence Coaches
Phone: 04754 57320

T2 Domestic Terminal

Excellence Coaches
Phone: 04754 57320

Accommodation Transfers

Many accommodation providers in the region operate their own courtesy coach service to and from the airport. Contact them directly for more information.