Business Enterprise Permit - Queensland


You require an appropriate licence or consent to conduct commercial operations of any nature at Cairns Airport.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

What are the prerequisites to obtaining this authority?

The pre-requisites are stated on relative terms and conditions on the permit.


Permits are generally issued for 12 month periods.


You can obtain information on fees from the agency.

Application process

You can obtain a permit by completing an "Application for Business Enterprise Permit" Form 1 and submitting it to Cairns Airport Pty Ltd head office. You can obtain copies of the application form from Cairns Airport Pty Ltd head office.

You must submit the following documents with the application:

  • details of the proposed business enterprise
  • proposed operation dates and times;
  • Public Liability Insurance Policy - copy of renewal certificate;
  • Department of Transport Accreditation certificate (if applicable).
  • vehicle registration form for Transport Business Enterprise Permits.


You cannot transfer this permit without appropriate approval.

You can obtain information about how to transfer this permit from Cairns Airport Pty Ltd head office. Transfer can then be done by submitting a written application, outlining details of the transfer.

Additional information

As a permit holder you are required to:

  • insure any property or assets
  • hold Public Liability Insurance for cover not less than $10,000,000.00 or as required by Cairns Airport Pty Ltd.
  • Provide evidence of its Operator Accreditation Certificate, as supplied by Queensland Transport and Main Roads (if applicable)

Administering agency

Queensland Treasury

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Cairns Airport Pty Ltd

Operating address: Airport Avenue
Cairns Airport
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: 07 4080 6703
Website: Cairns Airport - Business (Opens in new window)