Destination Information

Situated on the shores of the Great Barrier Reef and surrounded by the oldest rainforest on Earth, Cairns is the only place where two World Heritage areas meet. With over 600 tours departing daily for tropical rainforests, dazzling reefs and palm-fringed tropical islands, Cairns offers outstanding opportunities for lasting memories and welcomes more than 2.7 million visitors annually from around the globe.

Summer in Cairns brings with it hot and humid days with average temperatures between 23°C and 31°C.

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Conference Venue

The first environmentally-designed public building in Australia, the Cairns Convention Centre has won numerous awards for its energy and resource conservation features. This world-class venue has also received the International Association of Convention Centres’ APEX Award of World’s Best Congress Centre – twice! Offering 18 dedicated event spaces, the Centre is conveniently located 10 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of an abundance of restaurants, retail outlets, a casino and live music venues.


Located in the heart of the CBD, the Pullman Cairns International is just moments from the city’s most popular attractions, best shopping spots and world class restaurants, and is the closest 5-star hotel to the Cairns Convention Centre. Offering the largest hotel accommodation rooms in Cairns, at over 40 square metres, rooms and suites at the Pullman Cairns International feature luxury décor, amenities and private balconies with views of the harbour or hinterland.

Dress Standards

Dress standard for all business sessions including Friday night’s Welcome Function is ‘smart casual’.

The Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony is a formal event and delegates should dress in formal attire.