Healthy Lifestyles – Embraced by Cairns Families


Cairns Biggest Sign on Day, held on 16th February, was again a great success with more than 2,700 children and their families attending. This free, fun, family day out is designed to connect the city’s young people with sport and active recreation organisations, facilitating healthy lifestyles.The event which is supported by Queensland Sport and Recreation provided fourteen active zones, demonstrations, a mascot dance-off and some great prizes, it proved to be the ideal start to the sporting season for Cairns families.

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PBR Monster Energy Cairns Invitational 2019


The PBR’s (Professional Bull Riders) Monster Energy Tour will bring its thrilling, adrenaline-filled, edge-of-your-seat excitement back to the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday, 15 June 2019.Choreographed with pyrotechnics, lasers, concert sound system and mega screen replays, with multiple camera angles that will take you behind the scenes and inside the bucking chutes as riders prepare for the ride of their life whilst delivering you the ultimate live event bull riding experience.

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New General Manager to Lead Cairns Convention Centre


One of AEG Ogden’s established convention centre executives, Janet Hamilton has been promoted to manage the Cairns Convention Centre, commencing 18th March 2019. This follows the appointment of long standing Cairns general manager, Ross Steele as venue manager of Te Pae Christchurch, opening in 2020.Janet Hamilton has successfully managed the Darwin Convention Centre during the past five and half years and comes with vast experience in the events industry. Ms Hamilton said that she is looking forward to working with a multi-award winning team and using her expertise to continue promoting the key attributes of both the city and venue.

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Deadly 60 Downunder a Hit with Locals


Steve Backshall’s deadliest show ever was certainly a hit with locals, as more than 2,500 attended the live performance of Deadly 60 Downunder on January 5th at the Cairns Convention Centre.Also keen to get up close and personal with the wildlife were the Centre’s team who couldn’t resist a cuddle with this fine specimen.

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World Travel Expo


If you are looking for cheap flights, discounted tours and unbelievable cruise deals, take advantage of the travel expertise on show at World Travel Expo and make your dream holiday a reality.Flight Centre World Travel Expo will be held at the Cairns Convention Centre on Sunday 24th February 2019, 9.00am – 4.00pm. Free entry – your ticket to amazing deals.

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Florida Georgia Line – Second Show Selling Fast


Due to popular demand, recently Grammy-nominated country duo, Florida Georgia Line, will play a second show at the Cairns Convention Centre on Thursday 14th March 2019.No strangers to huge audiences, this year Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley have played sell-out stadiums and are the first country act ever to be Diamond certified with 10 million copies sold.The duo have taken the world by storm with their genre-defying blend of country, pop, hip hop and rock, making for an explosive experience.To avoid fraud, buy event tickets ONLY from authorised sellers.

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Season’s Greetings


The management and staff of the Convention Centre would like to thank our clients, patrons, industry partners and suppliers for their support in 2018.We will close for the holiday season at 5pm on Friday 21st December and re-open at 8.30am on Wednesday 2nd January. Our team will be on duty for the New Year’s Eve basketball game on 31st December and we hope to see you there.

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Happy Graduates


Hundreds of James Cook University students and their families celebrated the end of university life at the Cairns Convention Centre recently.  Students receiving their degrees were from the College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences, College of Health Care Sciences and the College of Medicine and Dentistry.The Centre’s team is delighted to share in this exciting and memorable occasion and we wish all graduates the very best with their future careers.

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Cairns Biggest Sign on Day


Cairns Biggest Sign on Day is back at the Cairns Convention Centre on Saturday February 16th  after its outstanding success in 2018.  This is a free event for young people and their families to connect with Sporting and Active Recreation Associations and their Clubs.  For further information: www.bigsignonday.com

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