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Gold Coast Youth

The City recognises the valuable contribution young people make to our city. Find out about the City of Gold Coast Youth Plan and related activities.

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Youth services and events

There are many activities, programs and services for young people on the Gold Coast.

Youth programs

Check out the great range of events offered through the City's Active & Healthy program.


Take a look at our Events calendar to see what is on in the city.

Youth spaces and programs

Various youth and community centres and spaces operate throughout the city.

Visit our Community Centres pages for what’s on at a centre near you.

Be sure to check out the youth activities and holiday programs at Thrower House, Runaway Bay and Upper Coomera.

Thrower house at Salk Oval, Palm Beach also has a heap of great, free activities for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. For enquires regarding Thrower House program please phone 07 5581 1622.

Youth Services

Search our online Gold Coast Community Directory for services and facilities on offer for young people across the city.

The directory contains more than 2000 listening, making it a valuable resource for young residents and visitors, as well as organisations and service providers, to find up to date information about community-based services and facilities in their local area.

You can view, print and download your customised search result or a location map of services and facilities for free.

John Franklin Memorial Fellowship

The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship Trust was established in memory of Councillor John Franklin who passed away in April 1993. The Trust commemorates John’s Love of Life and his untiring involvement in the local community.

The John Franklin Memorial Fellowship is offered annually to enable young people to:

  • Undertake study or research
  • Obtain relevant experience or;
  • Progress an academic, cultural or vocational or sporting project.

Applications are open to young people 21 years or younger. Applicants Must:

  • Reside in Mudgeeraba or the surrounding area; or
  • Attend school (or another education institution) in Mudgeeraba or the surrounding area.

For more information on the fellowship and its past recipients check out our Grants and Funding for youth page.

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