Phone: +61 438 196 888 Mail: PO Box 1651, Cairns, QLD, Australia

About Us


About Far North Queensland Golf Association

Historical Snapshot

  • Formed 5th June 1927 at a meeting at The Strand Hotel in Cairns
  • Inaugural President Mr S H Warner (Cairns Golf Club)
  • Inaugural Secretary Treasurer Mr J Lennon (Cairns Golf Club)
  • Clubs attending the inaugural meeting were Atherton, Cairns, Ravenshoe and Yungaburra with Innisfail not present and Mossman's Delegates and players could not travel to Cairns due to unfavourable weather
  • This meeting was predominately to form the Association under the direction of the Cairns Golf Club (and the draft Constitution and Rules they provided) and Cairns Golf Club proposed it be called the “Cairns and District Golf Association” however this was opposed by the Yungaburra, Atherton and Ravenshoe Delegates and the name of Far North Queensland Golf Association was agreed and settled upon as a compromise.
  • The FNQGA was originally formed to control and manage golf from Innisfail north.

Our District

  • 21 Member Clubs
  • Share a common district boundary with the Far North Queensland District Ladies Golf Association. (The FNQDLGA was only formed in 1997, prior to this records indicate the FNQGA managed all District Golf matters)
  • Northern most District in Queensland
  • Neighbours with Golf North Queensland
  • Distance by road between all current 21 Clubs is approximately 2118 km’s and 36.5 hours of travel (one way).
  • Serviced by one International Airport, Seaport and is part of the National Highway System
  • 10 Clubs have paid Managers/Staff, 13 Clubs have paid Ground Staff and 9 Clubs are 100% volunteer managed.
  • Two Life Members (Ken Gorton and Danny Bradley)
  • One part-time Golf Qld Game and Club Development Contractor
  • One part-time Golf Qld Player Development Contractor

Demographic Information*

  • 13 Regional Councils or Shires (ex Thursday Island)
  • Population – 265,646 people (@2016 Census)
  • Age Groups (@2016 Census)
    • 0 - 4 age; 16,187
    • 5 – 11 age; 25,465
    • 12 – 17 age; 20,757
    • 18 – 24 age; 19,948
    • 25 – 34 age; 32,761
    • 35 – 49 age; 53,966
    • 50 – 59 age; 38,028
    • 60 – 69 age; 31,670
    • 70 – 84 age; 22,611
    • 85 and over age; 4,262
  • Land Area of 316,663 Km2
  • Total households – 109,658
    • Couples with children; 25,321
    • Couples without children; 27,093
    • One parent families; 11,794
    • Group/Other households; 12,861
    • Lone person household; 25,649
    • Visitor only households; 6,940
  • 20 Industries employing 116,122 people aged 15+
  • 9 main occupation categories
  • 132,966 Males and 132,687 Females

(*Data is an estimate provided through summations of previous Census's)

Male Club Player Information

  • 21 Member Clubs with 2431 male members (@2017)

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