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Cairns City Council

The City of Cairns is the premier regional city in Australia and the international gateway to Tropical North Queensland.

The Cairns local government area has an estimated resident population of 130,594, with a median age of 34 years, and is growing at an average rate of about 3 per cent. Cairns is located about 1700km from Brisbane and about 2500km from Sydney by road.

Cairns City Council administers a long, narrow coastal strip edged between the Coral Sea and the Great Dividing Range. It covers an area of 1687 sq km extending from Ellis Beach (north) to Mirriwinni (south).

Latest census statistics show that the Cairns region has a population of 130,594 (ABS estimate).

The majority of the area's housing is privately owned by the 61,000 ratepayers of Cairns City Council.

The Cairns City Council logo depicts a stylised sun with palm frond and waves. The Golden Penda, one of the Tropical North's most splendid of flowering trees, is the official floral emblem of Cairns.

There are more than 2218 km of sealed roads, including suburban, district, state main roads, and national highways.

Major educational facilities include the Cairns Campus of James Cook University and Tropical North Queensland TAFE.

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