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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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the Taipans


Get your tickets for all the family fun of New Year’s Eve basketball as the Taipans take on the Perth Wildcats.  Tip-off is at 6.30pm with the game finishing in time for the family to enjoy the 9.00pm fireworks on the Esplanade.  Come and celebrate with the Taipans….

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