Palm Cove Markets

The Rotary Club of Cairns Sunrise Inc. manages the Palm Cove Markets under a performance based agreement with Cairns Regional Council.

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Markets for 2023

2nd April

7th May

4th June

2nd July

6th August

—No market in Sept—

1st October

5th November

3rd December


From the 4 March 2022, the Queenslander Government advised amended restrictions for Queensland.
The following are now applicable for the Palm Cove Markets.

  • Community markets are considered not restricted activities and therefore open to all people. 
  • Density limits no longer applies and so the 1.5m physical distancing no longer mandatory.
  • The Check-In-QLD code no longer needs to be displayed.
  • Check-In using the Check-In-QLD app no longer required for stallholders, anyone working in your stall or visitors to the market.
  • Although the provision of hand sanitiser is no longer mandatory, we encourage stallholders to still provide this for the use of stall visitors if they so desire. 

Please note that all stalls will continue to be setup on the eastern side of the road. This follows the extremely positive feedback received from the public visiting the markets and by far the majority of stallholders. 

Toilet facilities for southern zone stalls (Orange, Red & Pink)

We have a key access to the toilets provided & maintained by Underground at Sarayi.  A key is available from the Rotarian in charge of Pink Zone bump-in prior to the Restaurant opening.  The cost is $2 per market per stall wishing to use the Toilet Facilities & will be collected after Bump-in.  All Passes previously issued are now expired.  A different coloured pass will be issued at each market.

See you next market. 


Palm Cove Markets Working Group – The Rotary Club of Cairns Sunrise Inc

Last update:  27 March 2022

Stall Sites

The pages in this website provide information and resources for the General Public, Stallholders and Buskers.

General Questions and Answers

Normally the 1st Sunday of selected months from 8am to 2pm.

Stallholders will be advised by email should any changes to these dates occur.

. 3rd April (first Market for the year)

. 1st May

. 5th June

. 3rd July

. 7th August

. 4th September  (cancelled –  go to “Carnival on Collins” )

. 2nd October

. 6th November

. 4th December

Williams Esplanade Palm Cove between Harpa Street & Cedar Road is closed to traffic from 4am to 4pm on the day of the market.

Flanked by beachside and shaded by palm & ancient paperbark trees, Williams Esplanade is one of the prettiest places to hold a market

(see Google Map below).

Street parking is limited and fills quickly.  There is Free Off-Street Parking in Triton Street (see Google map below).

Please note that access to this park will be locked at 4:00pm and the key returned to Council.

Yes, public transport is available with varying timetables (link below). There is a bus hail zone on Harpa Street, the alternative bus route is provided by Sunbus to accommodate the markets.

Note: Stops along Williams Esplanade and Cedar Road will not be is use.

Yes, the market is user friendly for people with different abilities. There are disabled toilets opposite the Lifeguard hut as well as at the Northern end of the esplanade and wheelchair access to the markets.  

The market is approximately 30mins drive north of Cairns City along National Route 1 & Captain Cook Highway. At the Veivers Road turn off continue down Veivers Road where you can follow more signs to the free off-street parking on Triton Street. Take your time and enjoy the journey.

We welcome your pets on a leash, with plenty of shady areas for you both to enjoy. Please respect all those attending the markets and clean up after your pets.

On market days, just look for anyone in a Rotary Cairns Sunrise T-shirt to enquire about stallholder locations.  

We also suggest you browse the Facebook page ‘Palm Cove Markets’ where you may be able to find the information you are looking for. If the stallholder you are looking for is not included on the page please email us using the Contact Us form.

We have members available at every market to assist you should you become separated from your children. Stay with a Stallholder and ask them to call the Market Co-ordinator. It is important not to panic and immediately report or bring lost children to the attention of the Market Co-ordinator to commence the search process. Generally, children or parents are found quickly enabling everyone to enjoy the market again.

If you require first aid, please go straight to the Lifeguard hut to see a Surf Life Saver or Lifeguard for assistance. There are also small first aid items available from the SES tent at the Northern end of the markets.

We receive Lost and Found items throughout the Market day. Please hand in any lost property or inquire after lost treasures through the Market Co-ordinator on 0424 744 698 (Market Hours only)

For information on lost and found outside market hours please contact the Market Manager by using the Contact Us form.

We welcome and would love to hear your feedback and comments in relation to the newly managed market through Rotary Cairns Sunrise | Business Networking. In our quest to be FNQ’s leading market, we are constantly seeking ways of improving your experience of our wonderful market family.

Please email your comments to the Market Manager by using the Contact Us form.

Palm Cove Markets Location

Car Parking at the end of Triton Street

We thank our many friends who have helped us with the running of the Palm Cove Markets

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We are fortunate to be able to benefit from the ongoing guidance and support of Cairns Regional Council officers and ground support.  With their help we aim to bring to you a fantastic Palm Cove Markets 2021 season.

We welcome Star 102.7 and 4CA as a major sponsor of the Palm Cove Markets.  Tune in for the best entertainment on the airwaves imaginable.

Rotary members

The amazing dedication of the team at Rotary Cairns Sunrise | Business Networking is the key to our success in 2021.  These fantastic people share a love of fun with a sense of community for all ages.