The Cairns Convention Centre plays host to our event and has completed its long-awaited multimillion-dollar refurbishment. The Committee are excited to be conferencing in this state-of-the-art building and welcoming our delegates to enjoy the new facilities. The venue is central to the town centre, hotels and tours, and is a short 7km drive from Cairns Airport.

Virtual Platform

The ASMIRT 2022 conference will be a hybrid event, with people both attending in person and online. The conference will feature an online system with features to communicate with attendees who are at the event and online. Technology is continually improving in this area. We are set to roll out a great virtual platform for those unable to travel to Cairns. Some sessions will only be available ‘live’ at the conference venue, while others will be available both in person and online. The online platform will be available for all those who register to attend the conference in person.


ASMIRT 2022 will offer attendees an array of discounted tours, so you can get to better understand the nature and people of TNQ. There will be opportunities to book into tours with other conference attendees, a great way of meeting people before or after the main conference. These tours will range from day trips to opportunities for short tours in the city.

Active travellers can snorkel or dive on Australia’s greatest natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, cycle or hike through highland plateaus, discover hidden rainforest waterfalls, go white-water rafting along raging rivers, or even skydive over the sparkling blue ocean. Get involved in a conservation project, tee off on a tropical golf course or pitch your tent and spend a night in the bush.

If you’re looking for something a little more laid-back, there are food and wine trails, fascinating museums, markets bursting with locally made goodies, and some of the best spas and wellness retreats in the country.

AquariumsGreat Barrier ReefRainforest Wildlife |Hiking and Walking TrailsWaterfallsGolf

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Watch this space for new tour announcements and discount deals.


Airport and Car Rental

Cairns Airport has an international and domestic terminal and is located approximately 7kms from the Cairns CBD. For more information, please visit the Cairns International Airport website. There are a number of car rental companies that operate within the airport terminals. They have staffed reception desks during all arrival times. Car rental companies can also be found in the CBD. There is further information regarding car rental companies on the Cairns Airport website.

Local Transport Information


Free taxi telephones are located in the arrival halls and the taxi ranks of both the International and Domestic Terminals. Black & White Taxi ranks are located immediately outside the International and Domestic Terminals. The taxi fare to Cairns CBD ranges from $15 – $20 depending on destination point. Taxis are also available from the main taxi rank in the City Place or along the Esplanade and in front of the reef Casino.


Looking for an alternative to the traditional Cairns Airport shuttle or taxi? Whether you’re going from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas or from city centre to Cairns Airport, get where you’re going with the Uber app you already know. Request a ride to and from CNS at the tap of a button.

Bus Services

Australia Coach and Sun Palm Express operate airport shuttle bus services to hotels, city centre, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation. Both companies pick up immediately in front of the arrivals area at both terminals and both operate an information desk within the terminal, which if not staffed, have direct-dial telephone. Public buses run from City Place and service areas all over Cairns. Buses also service the northern beaches. ($10 to CBD/Hotels)


We are currently finalising some great deals for accommodation in close proximity to the Cairns Convention Centre which will be valid for before, during and after the conference dates. Exact details will be released in the coming weeks.

Accommodation will be able to be booked via the online registration form or by contacting the official accommodation booking agent for ASMIRT 2022, InHouse Event Solutions, email