Approval to Operate a Public Entertainment Venue/Temporary Event (Cairns) - Queensland


You need this licence to establish or operate an entertainment event. Entertainment includes recreation and amusement.

Service type


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


Council determines the length of time this licence remains in effect.


Contact council to determine applicable fees.


You cannot transfer this licence.

Additional Information

Councils licence entertainment events to:

  • ensure that the entertainment event complies with appropriate standards of health and safety
  • protect the amenity of areas in which the entertainment event is situated
  • regulate the use of entertainment venues, as well as the activities conducted there.

The following activities are business activities:

  • fairs
  • fetes
  • fun days
  • markets
  • clubs
  • circuses.

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.

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