Cairns Best Party Venue Since 1994

Winner of the 2018 “Best Backpacker Night – Australia” in the Adventure Tourism awards, it’s easy to see why The Woolshed’s is an eternal party Mecca! Our reputation for providing a consistent roster of themed party nights and live music has lived on since we opened in the heart of the city on 24 July 1994.. The international crowd choose The Woolshed as their place to party during the week, while the locals make it their weekend night-time venue.

There is a mezzanine floor close to the bar where you can keep your eye on the action and plenty of seating where the music won’t blast away the conversation. Outside is The Balcony where misting fans keep you cool as you enjoy the fresh air and look out over City Place and its lit-up fig trees. Smoking is permitted here, but the ventilation system ensures the smoke is drawn away from the venue. This is the bar where everybody knows your name as the long-term bar staff make a point of getting to know their customers and take pride in delivering fast, professional service. The Woolshed is owned by a local family who have made safety a priority for their customers with ID scanning and CCTV systems in place.


  • Presentation of a form of valid government approved I.D. obligatory for entry.
  • ID Scanning will be conducted on the door See privacy policy here
  • Management reserve the right to refuse entry.
  • Any abuse to staff members will not be tolerated.


  • Shoes to be worn at all times.
  • No Workwear
  • No Work Boots/Steel Capped Shoes
  • Dress to Impress, you might meet your future wife!


The Woolshed is situated on the corner of Lake and Shield Street, in close proximity to the city’s major taxi rank and bus terminal.

Security guards are ever present in the area with a team based by the taxi rank from the early hours of the night.

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