Market/event permit (Cairns) - Queensland


Markets/events may be regulated to ensure activities are carried out in a safe manner, while preventing nuisances to the surrounding environment. If you are a market operator, or sell second-hand goods you will require a Second-hand dealers and/or pawnbrokers licence.

Activities may include:

  • fairs
  • festivals
  • music events
  • sporting events.

Service type


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


Council determines the length of this approval.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Application process

Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Additional information

If you intend to serve alcohol you will need a liquor licence.

Administering agency

Cairns Regional Council

Contact details

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

Cairns Regional Council

Operating address: 119 - 145 Spence Street
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Mailing address: PO BOX 359
Cairns, Queensland 4870
Phone: 07 4044 3044
Fax: 07 4044 3022
Website: Cairns Regional Council (Opens in new window)