Australia - Cairns and Tropical North

Regional Community

Situated in a very beautiful part of tropical North Queensland Australia, the Cairns region offers a year round lifestyle of relaxed tropical living, which is conducive of both outdoor and indoor activities year round!

It has a thriving local arts scene, which is supported by Local, State and Federal government art programs that directly support the Arts in all areas.

Also, adding to the tapestry of Cairns arts support is Arts Nexus, which is an arts organisation helping artists and journalists, which is now based in Babinda, just south of Cairns, though still serves the region helping artists.

Like all parts of the world the region is coming out of 2 1/2 years of COVID since March 2020.

Before COVID, there was the 10 year residential Arts community Project called Digger Street, which has sadly concluded, that hosted a living urban community built around the 10 principles.

This community hosted a number of urban burn events, at the time of the Main Burn in Nevada, with a real mini effigy burn happening in the back yard on the Saturday evening, which was followed the next day on Sunday afternoon (due to time zone differences) of a live stream of the Saturday Nevada burn, projected onto a screen.

There have also been a few burner bar nights around town, although the relatively low population of the area and its transient tourist nature, have made it difficult to sustain these activities. Although Burners are doers and those willing to participate in putting on nights and activities in the future, please be bold, step up and do whatever, as the door is wide open to those with interest to instigate and organise going ons.

It doesn't necessarily have to be doing a gig or event. It could simply be a dinner (pot luck) for burners, an arts craft activity, a community garden, a reef or forest clean up or protection campaign. Your imagination is the limit!

We would be happy to assist in your interest to making your ideas for activities a reality.

Please contact the region and get in touch with this community by sending an email to or joining the mailing list below.

January 2023.


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