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Cairns West Ultimate Guide 2024

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Cairns West is a long established part of the Far North Queensland region. It has a diverse population, with a high percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as well as more recent arrivals to the city.

In short, the area is understood to include the suburbs of Manunda, Mooroobool, Manoora and Westcourt. This highly multicultural part of Cairns also has pockets of socio-economic disadvantage.

Cairns West State School

Cairns West State School in Manunda and Balaclava State School in Mooroobool are the only two state primary schools in the area. They both have a reputation of achieving positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, as well as those from a non-English speaking background. These culturally diverse schools are full of opportunities for students.

Cairns West Uniform

The Cairns West State School Second Hand Uniform Shop is an online store that allows parents to sell their childrens old School Uniforms online with other Parents from the same School.

When an item is sold the contact information is shared between the Seller and Buyer so they can negotiate payment and pickup. As this site is dedicated to Cairns West State School you are only selling within the School Community making the exchange of clothing much easier.

Cairns West School Fees

Public primary schools (state schools) are fully government-funded and free to attend. However, you are usually asked to pay a voluntary school levy per student per year. You will also need to pay for uniforms, some books and extra-curricular subjects and activities such as excursions.

Cairns West Principal

The Principal of Cairns West State School is Jason Evert.

Cairns West State School facebook

The Cairns West State School Facebook Page keeps parents updated with issues concerning the school community.

Cairns West
Cairns West State School

Cairns TAFE

This area is also the home of the TAFE campus. It features student-run training facilities including a hair and beauty salon, restaurant, cafe and coffee shop. In addition it has a range of support services to help students.

The campus offers a wide range of study areas. Consequently these include accounting, aged care, automotive, beauty and hairdressing, building and construction, business, child care, civil construction, community services, cookery, engineering, English language studies, health, horticulture, information technology, music, nursing, sport and fitness and visual arts.

Cairns West TAFE
Cairns West TAFE

Catholic Education also offers education services in the area. For instance St Francis Xavier’s is a Catholic primary school in Manunda offering an enriched educational journey for students in Prep to Year 6.

Cairns West Parks and Creeks

There are a number of council parks, waterways other green spaces in the area. Indeed some of the parks are worth a closer look. Three of them are:

There are a number of drains and creeks in this part of the city. Three of the main creeks are:

Further west you will find Copperlode Dam and Lake Morris, which provides the water supply for the area.

West Cairns Bowls Club

If you’re a bowls enthusiast, you won’t want to miss out on the West Cairns Bowls Club. Indeed with top-notch facilities and a welcoming community, this club is the perfect place to enjoy a game of bowls and socialise with fellow enthusiasts.

The Club is more than just a place to play bowls. It has top-notch facilities and amenities for members and guests, including multiple outdoor greens.

There is also a fully stocked bar and restaurant, perfect for enjoying a post-game drink or meal with friends. So go and see for yourself why this Bowls Club is the ultimate destination for bowls enthusiasts.

west cairns bowls
West Cairns Bowls Club

Cairns West Medical Centre

Cairns West Medical Centre is a local General Practice, providing a quality service entity to allow for General Practitioners and Allied Health to provide their patients with the best care.

The Medical Centre provides primary health care with a team of Doctors, Nurses, Psychologists and Administrative staff. Some of the services they provide include:

  • General Practice
  • Nurse Clinics
  • Psychology services
  • Immunisations
  • Telehealth facilities
  • Dressings
  • Minor Procedures
  • Iron infusions
  • Mirena and Implanon insertions
  • Nursing Home care
  • Workplace medicals


The area lies within the state electorate of Cairns and the Cairns Regional Council local government area. At the federal level, it is within the electorate of Leichhardt.

High levels of social inequality has highlighted the need to provide programs and assistance to the most disadvantaged. Consequently, this includes many of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in this area.


What suburbs are in Cairns West?

The suburbs in Cairns West are Westcourt, Mooroobool, Manunda and Manoora.

Are there shopping centres in West Cairns West?

There are two shopping centres; Cairns DFO, and Raintrees Shopping Centre.
Raintrees Shopping Centre

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