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13 - 15 July 2018


Kamali perform at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair 2016. Photograph Blueclick Photography

General FAQs

What are the dates of CIAF 2017?

#ciaf2017 will be held from 14 - 16 July,  with Opening Night celebrations, Thursday 13 July.

How do I get a CIAF program?

The best way to get all the information on events is within the free Official Event APP. You can also view key program items via the website www.ciaf.com.au/program  

Please note that CIAF hardcopy programs are available at tourist information centres, cafes and major hotels from Port Douglas to Townsville, and at the event. 

Hotel recommendations for CIAF

Accor Hotels is the proud accommodation partner of CIAF 2017. When booking with our accommodation partners (listed below) mention you are attending CIAF and you will receive the BEST ROOM RATE OF THE DAY.   

Novotel- Cairns Oasis Resort 

Cairns Harbour Lights 

Pullman Cairns International Hotel 

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino 

Where will I park to attend CIAF events?

Parking is available on site at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. Visitors can also park on nearby  and surrounding streets, but please take note of signage as they may be paid parking areas. 

Is there public transport to CIAF?

Cairns has a great public transport service in Sunbus, offering connectivity between the city and surrounds. 
Alternative transport methods include Black & White taxis 131 008 or UBER.  

Is there food available at CIAF?

Yes! here are a number of local food vendors that set up stalls during CIAF in EAT STREET. They provide a variety of food from ice creams to Indian curries, coffee, cold drinks and everything in between!  

Can I bring my own food and drink to CIAF?

Yes, except for alcoholic beverages, you can bring your own food and drink to all free events at CIAF held at the CCLT. Ticketed events vary. Opening Night has food included in the ticket price and a licensed cash bar is on site.  The CIAF Fashion Performance does not include food in the ticket price; cash bar will be on site.     

CIAF events held at venues other than the CCLT may vary in regulations about food and drink. Please contact the venue directly.

Can I take my dog to CIAF?

No. Dogs will not be permitted inside venue buildings or on the CCLT grounds.

Patrons with disabilities:

CIAF requests PWD patrons attending ticketed events to approach the CIAF Box Office on arrival to arrange assistance.

For regular daytime events, there is a drop off and pick up point inside the front gate for PWD.  Please advise gate attendant on arrival of your need to use the PWD drop off point.

 All other PWD enquiries should be directed to wanda@ciaf.com.au or 07 4050 7712.

Will there be toilets for patrons during CIAF?

Yes. There are various toilets around the CCLT site for patrons. 

CIAF respectfully acknowledges the First Peoples’ and Custodians of the lands, waters and seas on which we work and live. We honour their Elders, past and present