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Community

Delivering services and initiatives that promote a sense of personal safety, well-being and belonging within the community.

Community

The City offers a range of social and community services, facilities and networks that play an important role in bringing people together, supporting social interaction and encouraging active lifestyles.

An accessible and inclusive city

Download our Accessible and Inclusive City Action Plan 2014-2019 to find out how we are making our city more accessible, inclusive and welcoming for all residents and visitors, regardless of age or ability.

Find out about the services and assistance on offer in our city for people with disabilities.


Community development

The City of Gold Coast’s community development officers increase positive local connections, reduce social isolation and maintain a strong sense of belonging identity and pride by providing the following products and services to Gold Coast communities:

  • local community activities
  • support for community groups
  • community partnerships.

Visit our Community Development page to find out more.


Community facilities

The City offers a variety of facilities for public use, including over 40 community centres, 13 branch libraries, eight aquatic centres, more than 3800 parks and eight cemeteries.

We also have approximately 400 community facility leases with sporting clubs and other community organisations across the city.


Community information

We have information for families, seniors, Gold Coast youth, pet owners, and for those joining our community as new residents. Use our Gold Coast Community Directory to find community services and facilities available in your local area.

Find information about: public safety; external agencies that provide assistance with housing, homelessness, and domestic violence; how we are supporting our community.


Healthy Communities

Our Active and Healthy program consists of over 170 free and low cost activities per week, catering to people of all ages and abilities.

From January 2016, immunisation clinics will be provided by Queensland Health.


Events, celebrations, commemorations and City awards

There are a multitude of events run by the City to celebrate significant times of the year, including Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Australia Day, school holidays and more. You can also check out our Community events calendar to find free or low-cost events in your area.

We regularly recognise the achievement of individuals and community groups through our award programs.


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