Babinda Taskforce

About the Babinda District Community Association Inc

About Us

Babinda District Community Association Inc (trading as Babinda Taskforce) is a not-for-profit community organisation. It is owned by the community and managed by an executive committee.

The Babinda region is a rural district that makes up the southern half of the Cairns Local Government area – from Fishery Falls in the north to Eubenangee in the south. The township of Babinda, which is the region’s business and service centre, is located about 60 km from Cairns.

The name Babinda is said to come from the Wanyurr Yidinji words 'bunna binda' meaning 'water passing over your shoulder'. Babinda is nestled between two of Queensland’s highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere (1622m) and Mt Bellenden Ker (1593m). Each year Babinda competes with Tully for the title ‘wettest town in Australia’; the Babinda region is also known for its beautiful creeks and swimming holes, in particular the Babinda Boulders and Josephine Falls.

Our Mission

Our mission is to lead future change, innovation and development for our community. To be an advocate for residents, businesses, and not-for-profit organisations. To develop a stronger, sustainable and economically resilient community.

How We Work

Babinda Taskforce strives to:
  • Listen to our community members
  • Build trust and confidence
  • Actively seek solutions to the problems our community faces
  • Provide leadership for future change and development
  • Harness a collective vision
  • Establish and develop strategic partnerships
  • Empower our partners and communities
  • Celebrate community achievements

Our Team

Led by a General Manager and overseen by an executive committee, Babinda District Community Association has a small but passionate team.


  • Tanya Tuttle – General Manager
  • Alex Knott – Client Services, Communications & Grants Officer
  • Penne Byrne – Administration Officer

Executive Committee

  • Sandy Taylor-Crane – President
  • Christine Norman – Vice-President
  • Joanne Nucifora – Secretary
  • Stuart Lawson – Treasurer