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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 fun activities and programs on offer for young people on the Gold Coast, as well as services that cater for our youth.

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 enquiries regarding the Thrower House program please phone 07 5581 1622.

Junior Council

City of Gold Coast has the largest Junior Council in Queensland, and possibly Australia.

Applications for student membership open at the beginning of each school year with applications closing mid-February.

For more information take a look at our Junior Council page.

Junior Leaders Day

City of Gold Coast’s Junior Leaders Day will be a dynamic day of inspirational guest speakers, interactive learning and information sharing, designed to nurture student leadership skills among young people on the Gold Coast.

The event will be held on Tuesday 11 October 2016 and is an exclusive event for Year 8 students at Gold Coast high schools.

For information about this trial youth event, visit the Junior Leaders Day page.

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 listings, 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 results or a location map of services and facilities for free.

For more information, visit our Gold Coast Community Directory page.

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