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8 August, 2021

Cairns Regional Council COVID Update (What's open)

Cairns Regional Council has released a comprehensive list of Council services and facilities affected by the 3-day lockdown.

By Peter McCullagh

The following Council facilities and services will be closed in line with the 3-day lockdown that comes into effect at 4pm today.


  • Customer Service Centres: our call centre remains open, call 1300 69 22 47. You can also report a problem online via our website or using the My Cairns app
  •  Arts and cultural venues: Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Tanks Arts Centre, the Court House gallery
  • Libraries
  • Community halls
  • Indoor sporting facilities
  • Buy Back Shop
  • Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre



  • Parks and beaches remain open for exercise, however the following facilities are closed:
  • Public BBQs
  • Fitness equipment
  • Playgrounds including Muddy’s Playground and the Fun Ship Playground
  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Bump tracks and BMX tracks (within parks)
  • The Esplanade Activity Precinct (skate plaza, bouldering park, beach volleyball courts, multi-purpose court)
  • The Lagoon and Council-run swimming pools
  • Flecker Gardens



The following programs and events are also cancelled until further notice:

  • Active Living free fitness program
  • Olympics Live presented by Westpac (Olympic live-stream on the Esplanade)
  • Senior’s Week Positive Ageing Fair, scheduled for Friday 13 August


Council’s Committee Meetings on Wednesday 10 August will continue but will be closed to the public. You can watch the live stream at:

More information

Queensland Health is the lead agency for the COVID-19 response. You can find more information as follows:

Latest COVID-19 information:

Testing sites:

Contact tracing venues:

You can also contact the Queensland Health COVID-19 hotline on 134 COVID (134 268).

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