Venue Hire

Today the Cairns Art Gallery is one of the few remaining heritage buildings in Cairns. Located in the heart of the busy central business district and adjacent to the beautiful Cairns lagoon and boardwalk, the Gallery enjoys a prestigious location with on-street parking and is within walking distance to all forms of public transport.

Ideal for cocktail parties, private dinners, and corporate networking functions, the Gallery’s venues can be transformed to create just the right look for your event.

Fill out our function enquiry form and email to email/info)( to make your booking.

Function Enquiry Form


Ground Floor Gallery
Perfect for sit down corporate dinners for up to 80 guests. This Gallery space is easy access for guests with limited mobility.

Capacity: 110 standing / 80 seated

5:30–9:00pm $700
5:30–11:00pm $1200

2:30–5.30pm $1000
5:30–11:00pm $1500

Board Room
Located on the Ground Floor, the boardroom is available for meetings and intimate lunches, small gatherings and forums.

Capacity: 14 seated

Half day (4hrs) $250 
8:30am–4pm $350
5:30–9.00pm $480

10:30am–1:30pm $250

First Floor Gallery
Fabulous acoustics make the Public Curator’s Gallery ideal for musical recitals or book readings and launches.

Capacity: 100 standing / 70 seated

5:30–9:00pm $700
5:30–11:00pm $1200

2:30–5.30pm $1000
5:30–11:30pm $1500


The Education Room
Located on the First Floor, the education room is perfect for seminars, lectures, workshops and film screenings. 

Capacity: 50 standing / 30 seated

Half day (4hrs) $300
8:30am–4pm $400
5.30–9:00pm $650

10:30am–1:30pm $450

The Loft Gallery
This modern space is ideal for launches and presentations with it's timber flooring, along with exposed timber beams and sloped roof.

Capacity: 70 standing / 40 seated

5:30–9:00pm $400
5:30–11:00pm $800

2:30–5:30pm $500
5:30–11:00pm $1000

The Balcony
With views of the Court House Gallery, The Balcony is perfect for cocktail receptions and work functions.

Capacity: 30 standing

5:30–9:00pm $480

10:30am–1:30pm $350



Terms & Conditions

Cairns Art Gallery’s first priority is the preservation and protection of the art housed in the building. Therefore we do not hire the Gallery for birthday parties, wedding receptions or engagement parties. Sorry.

Prices quoted are for room hire only.

All events occurring outside Gallery operating hours will require a security guard, this cost will be incurred by the hirer.

A 10%, non-refundable deposit will be required for all bookings.

A Gallery representative will be in attendance for the duration of all functions.

Smoking is not permitted on the property.

Payment in full will be required within 7 days of receiving the hire invoice.

Damages to the Cairns Art Gallery building or property during the course of a function is the responsibility of the client.

The client will be charged any repair or replacement costs incurred by the Gallery in rectifying the damage.

Cairns Art Gallery is licensed and has bar facilities. As required, we can arrange for professional staff to service the function, at additional cost to the client. However, the Gallery does not provide, nor have the facilities to provide, a catering service. We request liaison with the Operations Co-ordinator regarding catering arrangements to ensure there is no risk to the artworks and that caterers are aware of the constraints of the Gallery spaces.

Any catering brought into the Gallery for a function must be removed at the immediate conclusion of the function.

If your function is being held outside of Gallery hours, special requirements must be made known to Gallery staff at least seven (7) days prior to your function to allow sufficient planning.

The Cairns Art Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to Elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, names or voices of deceased persons in photographs, film or text.