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Cairns City
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Cairns City, 2005
Cairns City is located in Queensland
Cairns City
Cairns City
Location in Queensland
Population 2,737 (2016 census)
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4870
Area 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Cairns Region
State electorate(s) Cairns
Federal Division(s) Leichhardt
Suburbs around Cairns City:
Cairns North Cairns North Trinity Bay
Parramatta Park Cairns City East Trinity
Parramatta Park Portsmith East Trinity

Cairns City is a coastal suburb at the centre of Cairns in the Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It is also known as the Cairns Central Business District (CBD). In the 2016 census Cairns City had a population of 2,737 people.


The name Cairns honours William Cairns, the Governor of Queensland from 1875 1877.


According to the 2016 census , there were 2,737 people in Cairns City.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.
  • 42.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 5.8%.
  • 54.8% of people only spoke English at home.
  • The most common response for religion was No Religion at 29.5%.


St Monica's College is a Catholic secondary (7-12) school for girls at 177 Abbott Street (16°55′03″S 145°46′24″E / 16.9174°S 145.7732°E / -16.9174; 145.7732 (St Monica's College)). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 672 students with 61 teachers (56 full-time equivalent) and 30 non-teaching staff (24 full-time equivalent).

There are no government schools in the suburb. The nearest government primary school is Parramatta State School in neighbouring Parramatta Park to the west. The nearest government secondary school is Cairns State High School in neighbouring Cairns North in the north-west.

The Cairns campus of the Central Queensland University is on the northern corner of Abbott Street and Shields Street (16°55′15″S 145°46′37″E / 16.9209°S 145.7769°E / -16.9209; 145.7769 (Central Queensland University, Cairns campus)).

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