We've scoured the Internet looking for the best resources to help support your transition into Cairns. Below you'll find everything from local news and events, sporting and recreation facilities, public transport options and a wide range of community groups. If you think something is missing please email communications [at] dha.gov.au or dco.communication [at] defence.gov.au with your suggestions.
Welcome to Cairns
ADF members and families – DCO welcome events are on soon. We’d love to see you there!
We’re hosting ‘Welcome to Cairns’ at Edge Hill State School. All ADF families who will be in the area are invited to join us for a morning of family fun at the expo. There’ll be something for everyone. We will have a range of community groups and organisations there to provide information about support, assistance and activities available in the area. And plenty of entertainment, including face painting and a jumping castle. Join us for a sausage sizzle, and be sure to register by 15 February 2019.
When registering, please check that your email is accurate in case we need to contact you.
NOTE: This event is only for ADF members and their families.
News and events
Private bus charters operate services covering Port Douglas, Mossman, Kuranda, the Atherton Tablelands and Mission Beach.
Sport and recreation
DHA has engaged with utility providers to deliver ongoing savings and benefits to Defence members and their families. To view the current offers and savings in your area, visit your Online Services dashboard.
To save money on your bill check out the Energy-Saving Guide for QLD.