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Partner Sponsors

James Cook University

James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is a dynamic university with more than 17,000 students spread across its main tropical campuses in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore. JCU also has a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education, and study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island.

As Queensland's second oldest university, JCU offered its first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland, and became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when Queen Elizabeth signed the proclamation in Townsville.

JCU offers courses in a broad range of areas and has a strong research focus, particularly in matters relating to life in the tropics. The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world?s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2011 placed the University in the top 301-400 grouping of the more than 14,000 universities in the world. In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.


Visit the James Cook University website at: www.jcu.edu.au


Premium Sponsors

CQUniversity

CQUniversity

CQUniversity has one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in Australia with 25+ locations and 300+ TAFE and University qualifications on offer.
Located in the heart of the CBD, our multi-million dollar Cairns campus features contemporary student study and recreational spaces with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.
CQUni Cairns offers courses across a range of study disciplines including aviation, accounting, business, creative arts, education, engineering, fitness, information technology, nursing, paramedic science, professional communication, public health and tourism. The campus also provides facilities and support for the University’s extensive online course offerings.


Visit the CQUniversity website at: https://www.cqu.edu.au


Oasis Magazine

Oasis Magazine


Visit the Oasis Magazine website at: www.oasismagazine.com.au


Star 102.7

Star 102.7

Star 102.7 is the radio station made for Cairns and created for those who love everything about our unique and vibrant lifestyle in Far North Queensland.

Our music policy is simple, we play nothing but the best music from the 80s 90s and now, and our announcers are longtime locals, broadcasting live each day from our new studios on Grafton Street. 

Committed to our community, Star102.7 invests more than $1M into local community events and charities each year, ensuring we are part of a vibrant growing Cairns, and we'd like to thank you all for embracing our new brand and for listening every day.



Visit the Star 102.7 website at: www.star1027.com.au


Think Office Technology

Think Office Technology

We think. Others Copy.
At Think Office Technology, we supply office technology solutions. We innovate rather than copy others. We are determined to lead our industry through innovation. From our company structure through to our service guarantee, our different approach sets us apart from the rest of our industry. The driving force behind all our innovations is our passion to deliver office technology solutions that make it easier for
business owners and managers to run efficient and profitable businesses.


Visit the Think Office Technology website at: www.thinkoffice.com.au


Platinum Sponsors

Cairns Post

Cairns Post

Cairns Post is dedicated to News as it happens and breaking exclusive stories you can’t get anywhere else. Locally focused content ensures the regions print & digital audience are totally engaged every day with a positive return on investment for the advertisers and the local economy. Everyday Cairns Post strives to make the Cairns region a better place and see ourselves as champions of the people. The readers are the lifeblood of the organisation and the dedicated team are committed to evolving and catering to the community’s changing needs.
With greater insight into buyer behaviour, targeted advertising in print, online and a platinum partnership with Google, the local advertising team are committed to providing comprehensive marketing solutions to local businesses which are optimised effectively and in line with the ever changing digital platform’s.


Visit the Cairns Post website at: http://www.cairnspost.com.au/


Cairns Show Association

Cairns Show Association

The Cairns Show Association is a Not for Profit Organisation and consists of a volunteer Committee of 37 members who willingly dedicate their time during the year to assist with the smooth running of the various events held. As well as producing the Cairns Show in July, the Cairns Show Association also conducts the Cairns Show Wine Awards in June and the Cairns Show Auto Spectacular in September. The Committee are supported by a small team of seven dedicated full-time staff.
The Cairns Show Association’s Aims are:
~ Promote the Cairns Region through the staging of Shows and Events featuring the agricultural, pastoral, horticultural and industrial wealth of the district.
~ Market the Showgrounds and Facilities to Community and Commercial groups looking for a suitable, central and cost-effective Events Venue.
~ Provide the Grounds for the use of sport and recreation interests of the Community.
Over the years the Committee and staff have worked steadfastly to produce a great Show for the Community to enjoy. Through their diligence the Cairns Show has earned the title of being the largest Regional Show in Australia for the past decade. It attracts over 75,000 visitors for the three- day event. The Show has continued to grow and through constant change and updating it has adapted to the demands of the 21st Century.
The annual Cairns Show is a community event which showcases the very best of Far North Qld Agricultural, Pastoral and Mining Industries and brings the country to the city. Cairns Show has been in operation since 1891 except for a short hiatus when it was closed during the Great Depression.
The Cairns Show Association is an incorporated body and is sustainable due to the ongoing support of Sponsors, State and Federal Government funding. The Cairns Show Association also relies on the wonderful assistance of the many volunteers during the Show period and during our other Events. Without this generosity, the Cairns Show Association would indeed not exist.


Visit the Cairns Show Association website at: www.CairnsShow.com.au


Calculating Women

Calculating Women

Calculating Women

Need more time to focus on your business – and to enjoy time away from it too?

Calculating Women will get your business set up quickly and efficiently with access from different devices, home, the office and on the move.

We’ll help you pay your employees swiftly, set up better working processes, practices and management information.
Whether you need accounting, BAS and bookkeeping, accounting software, help with IT and various systems and coaching or training, Calculating Women will help you get it done.

Level 1/87 Mulgrave Road, Cairns


Visit the Calculating Women website at: www.calculatingwomen.com.au


Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic schools welcoming and affordable!

More and more families are discovering just how accessible a Catholic Education is with flexible eligibility criteria and fees being made as affordable as possible.

They're also valuing the safe and caring environment of a Catholic education; where individuals matter and students are nurtured to be the best that they can be.
Values generating fundamental attitudes of respect and courtesy to each other and a sense of responsibility to oneself, others and the school community are taught, contributing to the high standards of behaviour for which Catholic schools are known and the favourable learning environments that result.

Catholic schools are largely funded by government, however to make up for the shortfall in government funding, Catholic schools are also reliant upon school fees paid by parents. A balance is struck in setting fees that makes up for the shortfall in government funding while providing a quality, education.

Catholic schools are welcoming to all who support their values and philosophy so students or their families don’t necessarily have to be Catholic to enrol. Catholic schools respect the diversity of family faith situations, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

For further information, visit www.cns.catholic.edu.au, any of the Cairns Diocese's 26 schools and colleges, or phone 4050 9700.


Visit the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns website at: www.cns.catholic.edu.au


Department of Education and Training

Department of Education and Training

Please go to http://det.qld.gov.au/ for a comprehensive look at the departments website.


Visit the Department of Education and Training website at: http://det.qld.gov.au/


FGF

FGF


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Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is a leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services and offers industry insight to help organisations negotiate risks and perform in dynamic and challenging business environments.

We provide independent services to help enhance the reliability of information prepared by clients for use by investors, creditors and other stakeholders in accordance with statutory requirements.

Our taxation practitioners use in depth technical knowledge, and an understanding of how tax fits into the broader business picture, to help clients across a wide spectrum of tax areas. Staff across a range of professional disciplines assist our clients respond to growth, performance, risk management and governance challenges.


Visit the Grant Thornton website at: http://www.grantthornton.com.au/


Local Visibility

Local Visibility

Local Visibility assists local businesses with generating more business through the use of digital marketing.


Visit the Local Visibility website at: www.localvisibility.com.au


Mindwire - The web and internet experts

Mindwire - The web and internet experts

We're a business that been around since 2003. We've completed hundreds of projects for clients all over Australia and have a physical office right here in Cairns, Australia.

All the websites we create are built on software that is both amazingly easy to use and extremely powerful. It's a system that we've developed in-house. It's called the Mindwire Content Manager and it's one of the easiest Content Management Systems to use.

We provide phone and email support with a friendly, knowledgeable software engineer who can answer your questions efficiently & directly and who is the one that actually built your website.

We help our clients achieve maximum impact and return on their investment through websites that deliver the goods. Call us today on 1300 88 25 33.


Visit the Mindwire - The web and internet experts website at: http://www.mindwire.com.au



Gold Sponsors

Alive Retail Pharmacy GroupBig Cat Green Island Reef CruisesBrett MollerCairns Airport
Cairns IT SolutionsCBC Staff SelectionEmerging EntrepreneursHutchinson Builders
Master Builders QueenslandPorts NorthQ.I.T.E.Red Energy Promotions
Rob PyneRotary InternationalSimply HampersSkill360 Australia
TAFE Queensland NorthTBS DistributionTong SingVandeleur & Todd

Contact Us

Angela Toppin, Chair
(b/h): 0447 371 297
(a/h): (07) 4092 1297
Fax: (07) 4051 5972
info@bla.org.au
Address all correspondence to:
The Secretary
PO Box 7371
Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Secretariat: Jane Baxter
0434 271 618
jane@bla.org.au

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