Information Centre History

Babinda Visitor Information Centre – celebrating more than 25 years of service

In 1994, the Trader’s Association of Babinda initiated the quest for a Visitor Information Centre at Babinda. Division One Councillor at this time, Angle Mustafa, was also aware of the potential of tourism in this area. Angle voiced this idea at a full meeting of the Council and was supported unanimously by his fellow councillors.

The first Babinda Visitor Information Centre meeting, to gauge the number of people interested in working as volunteers at the Centre, was held on Tuesday 26th September 1995.  The Centre opened for business on Thursday 28th September 1995 and was officially opened on 10th November 1995 by Cr Tom Pyne, Mayor of Cairns City.  The Centre currently has 25 members, all volunteers. Several original 1995 members continue to work at the Centre today.

Volunteers celebrated reaching this milestone on Babinda Market Day, 8 May 2021, with their presence downtown and a certificate presentation.

We continue to operate as a fully VOLUNTEER workforce and we are the ONLY fully accredited Visitor Information Centre in the Cairns region.  We provide information, brochures and maps to visitors and locals alike.