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Cassowary Coast Regional Council area


The Cassowary Coast has a vibrant arts and cultural scene, with a number of art galleries, art societies and performing arts groups, as well as a several well-known and aspiring artists and authors. Indigenous artists are a growing force and many are achieving national and international attention.

Arts and Culture

Current relevant plans and strategies

Cassowary Coast Community Plan 2011-2021 | CCRC Arts and Cultural Plan 2015-2018  | Cassowary Coast Region Cultural Audit


Festivals and Events

Feast of the Senses

Feast of the Three Saints - Silkwood

Festival of Innisfail

Cardwell UFO Festival

Cardwell Sacred Full Moon Festival


Arts and Cultural Assets


Shire Hall – Innisfail 70 Rankin Street Innisfail Qld 4860

Civic Centre – Tully 38-40 Bryant Street Tully Qld 4854

Cardwell Community Hall - 4 Balliol Street Cardwell Qld 4849

Tully Heads Community Hall - Melaleuca Drive Tully Heads Qld 4854

South Mission Beach Community Hall (Frog's Hollow) - South Mission Beach Road South Mission Beach Qld 4852

Mission Beach Progress Hall (North Mission Beach) - (07) 4068 7104

Conservatorium - River Avenue (Bruce Hwy) Innisfail Qld 4860

Tully Multi-Purpose Centre Tully State High School - PO Box 240/59337 Bruce Highway Tully Qld 4854


Artropica Innisfail Studio Gallery

Helen Wiltshire Gallery

Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre and Gallery

Jitta Art (Indigenous Gallery) - 38-40 Ernest St Innisfail Qld 4860

Mission Arts

Cardwell Arts Gallery

Museums and Heritage

Cardwell Bush Telegraph Heritage Centre

Australian Sugar Heritage Centre

The Lit Sing Gung Chinese Temple

Girringun Keeping Place Museum

Cardwell & District Historical Society Museum

Innisfail & District Historical Society Museum - 11 Edith Street Innisfail Qld 4860


Arts Queensland investment

We are proud to partner with Cassowary Coast Regional Council to support a range of local arts and cultural initiatives through the Regional Arts Development Fund in addition to investments through our other funding programs.

View previous funding recipients.

Other Queensland Government investment 

The Queensland Government also provides funding for local arts and cultural activities through the following investment programs: