Cairns State High School has a strong history of success in Inter-school sporting competitions. Students often continue on to Trinity Coast North (TCN) and Peninsula levels and some even further to state and national events. Therefore the school's Sports Complex and Oval are impressive facilities and of international standard.
- a competition standard court with markings for basketball, netball, volleyball, 3 games of badminton and indoor soccer.
- 2 classrooms.
- a weights room.
- male and female toilets, showers and change rooms.
- a large storage facility and a staffroom.
- Main Oval including a 300m running track, rugby league field, rugby union field, soccer field, hockey field and 2 touch football fields.
- Netball, beach volleyball & basketball courts.
- Multi-court area includes 2 netball courts, 2 volleyball courts, 2 indoor soccer, 6 mini-tennis courts.
- a 25m swimming pool.
- an International standard Long Jump track and pit which has been donated to the school from the 2018 Commonwealth Games (From January 2019).