Cairns veteran Business network

The Cairns Veteran Business Network (CVBN) was establishing in February 2020 to identify owned and operated businesses of Veterans, as well as those that support Our Defence Family through positive employment practices of Veterans, to enable us to grow ‘Stronger Together’.

We are trying to reach out to the many Veteran Businesses and Veteran friendly businesses (those that continually employ at least one Veteran) that exist within the Cairns Council area.

If you know of a Veteran owned business or Veteran friendly business, then we would welcome you to share both the Brochure and the Membership application with them.

Skypark Cairns by AJ Hackett

Danny Hughes is the CEO at AJ Hackett International and served as a LEUT in the Royal Australian Navy.

Skypark Cairns is Australia’s first and only Bungy Jump and offers the world’s fastest Giant Swing. The Jump Menu offers 16 different jump styles, weather you are a thrill seeker or a first time jumper, there’s a jump for you. We guarantee we’ve got a jump to take you out of your comfort zone and a bit further! There’s nothing like a little adrenalin hit to remind you you’re still alive!

Skypark Cairns will soon be offering a “Walk The Plank” style activity. Lock in a date to have a look at what you are missing at the newly renovated Skypark Cairns.

Split Peas

Jason and Suzy Pickard dreamt up Split Peas in order to have a balanced and stable life for their family of 6 (3 children and Ted the dog). It was either that or return to the fast paced life of city living in a corporate world.

Split Pea is about finding unique everyday items for your home, pet and lifestyle. It is 100% Australian owned and operated.

The Bullet Proof Counsellor

Graeme is a Veteran, Author, Qualified Lifeline Councellor, and Videographer.

He is an ex-British Paratrooper who served in Northern Ireland and the Gulf and also spent four years in Bosnia during the war, as an Aid Worker.

Graeme’s passion lies in raising awareness and teaching PTSD recovery.

Far North Day Hospital

Far Northern Day Hospital is a locally owned, clinically excellent, Veteran friendly Day Hospital. They strive to support our Veterans both as employees and as clients. Far Northern Day Hospital welcome Veterans, their families and carers to their facility, and support them throughout their patient journey. Their services include Urology, General Surgery, Fertility / IVF, Dentistry, and Gynaecology to name a few.

The Watering Hole Cairns

The Watering Hole Cairns is one of the most up and coming bars on the Northern Beaches. It has a relaxed atmosphere, and an amazing menu. Get on down and say hi to Travers and Alyson, who’s business moto is “United in a common thirst, we gather here as one”.

Oh Baby Ultrasound Cairns

Rachael Hinze owns and operates Oh Baby Ultrasound Cairns. Rachael offers 3D/4D ultrasounds to reveal the gender of your baby alongside other fabulous ultrasound packages. She has worked tirelessly to deliver a 5 star experience for her clients. Her business offers families an opportunity to bond with their unborn bundle in a beautiful surrounding, with a relaxed and calming environment.

2Ez Electrical

Following in his Fathers footsteps, Jamie Morris joined the Royal Australian Navy at the age of 17 as an electronics technician. Whilst serving he was able to purse outside education via the Defence assisted study scheme, where he did night school and obtained his electrical contractors license. After 13 years of service and multiple operations including Operation Slipper and Op Resolute Jamie left the Navy and started his own business – 2EZ Electrical Pty Ltd. Jamie is the managing director of 2EZ Electrical and specialises in photovoltaic and storage systems (solar and battery). They service Port Douglas, Cairns, Tully and the Tablelands. All staff are qualified local electricians providing honest advice and competitive pricing. Jamie also provides special rates for serving or ex-serving members of the Australian Defence Force.

NQ Staff Services

NQ Staff Services is a vibrant part of the local Cairns and Far North Queensland economy and has provided professional recruitment services, traffic management and training to the region since 2007. Pat is a veteran and a huge contributor to our community.

Hire a Hubby Brinsmead

Hire a Hubby Brinsmead is owned and operated by Daniel Towne. No job is too big, too small, or too complex for our dependable tradesman Dan. His attention to detail is second to none, with customer service also being a strong focus. For all your jobs around the house, contact Dan for a free quote.

FNQ Hot Property

FNQ Hot Property has been successfully servicing the Cairns community since 2008 by Nathan and Jenna Shingles. FNQ Hot Property is a veteran and family owned and operated business.

Regan O'Neill Art

Regan O’Neill of Regan O’Neill Art has previously worked at the Cairns RSL Sub Branch and still volunteers her time with us. Regan is a huge advocate of veterans.

Regan uses her art to help support charities. Every year she donates 20 paintings to different charities, including the Cairns RSL Sub Branch, to help raise much needed funds.

She is now designing and creating handmade polymer clay earrings, all one of a kind and completely unique. An affordable piece of bright colourful artwork you can wear everyday!

Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum employs 3 veterans and is dedicated to the collection, preservation, restoration and display of Armoured Vehicles and Artillery from the 1800’s to the present day. The museum is privately owned and is the largest museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Our Happy Family

Our Happy Family is owned by Michelle Hayden. Michelle is a mum, wife, ex-ADF member, former personal trainer, daughter, sister, friend and doTERRA Wellness Advocate. Michelle specialising in essential oils. Her desire is to educate people on how to use oils, the importance of safety when using oils and how different oils can support you.

TSW Security Solutions

TSW Security is owned and operated by Toby and Samantha Waite, 2 Naval Veterans who are always looking for ways to benefit the veteran community. Toby and Sam participated in the 2020 Charity/Community Work at the Afghanistan Avenue of Honour. They take the same pride of their service, to their business and clients everyday.