City of Gold Coast (City) supports lifelong learning, and we recognise that anyone, at any age, can make a positive contribution to the life and future of our city. We work closely with other organisations across the Gold Coast to make a range of education and learning programs available to schools, students and the wider community. We also provide support services on a variety of topics.
City of Gold Coast provides information, support and visits to schools who want to include Council’s role, work and governance structure in the curriculum. We also run programs to engage and educate young people about Council, and to recognise the contribution that children and young people make to our community.
Enhancing community well-being and safety, active lifestyles, pet awareness, graffiti prevention, libraries and cultural experiences.
The City provides a range of resources and programs to enhance environmental teaching and learning experiences about the Gold Coast's liveability.
Connecting people and building capability through professional development, networking, business and industry advice, support and assistance.
Engaging children and young people in Council's role, governance and structure.
"The City's energy trailer is an amazing resource for our school to use. Not only is it free, it is easy to access, hands on, engaging for the kids and it aligns with the National Curriculum."
Primary School Science Facilitator
"Junior Council has given me one of the greatest experiences that I will ever have. It’s provided so many opportunities being the Junior Mayor."
Gold Coast Junior Mayor 2011
Resources about City of Gold Coast and visits to schools:
If you would like any City of Gold Coast resources to use as part of the curriculum, or want to request a visit to your school by City officers, please phone each team directly:
- Animal management
- Coast education: 07 5552 8506
- Graffiti prevention: 07 5581 6603
- Industry and business: 07 5581 7521
- Lifeguards: 07 5581 6740
- Waste and recycling: 07 5582 8799
- Water: 07 5582 8477
- Waterwatch and waterways awareness education: 07 5581 7005
- General enquiries: 1300 GOLD COAST (1300 465 326)
- School based education programs
- Business and industry education
- Community and lifestyle education
- Education about Council
- Environment education
- Social Media