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Mayor Tom Tate

Cr Tom Tate

Contact details

Phone: 07 5581 5283
Fax:      07 5581 6054

Postal address

City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042

Office location

Council Chambers
135 Bundall Road, Bundall


Tom Tate was elected Mayor of the City of Gold Coast, Australia's sixth largest city, in April 2012.

Tom is a civil engineer by trade, having graduated from the University of NSW in the early '80s. He started his career in the construction industry and later moved into the tourism and hospitality industry.

Tom has served as CEO of the family-owned business, which includes the Islander Resort Hotel on the Gold Coast and the Sanctuary Resort in Malaysia, for almost 20 years.

He is an active member of the Gold Coast business community, having served for many years as a director for a variety of business associations and organisations, including Gold Coast Rugby and the Gold Coast Turf Club, and as Director and Regional Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland. Tom is a Life Member of the Surfers Paradise/Broadbeach Chamber of Commerce.

Tom has been married to his wife, Ruth, for 33 years and together they have four children.

As Mayor, Tom is working to return that 'have a go' spirit back to the Gold Coast.

He has committed to reducing the cost of living pressure facing residents, reforming the City of Gold Coast, cutting waste and broadening the Gold Coast's economic base beyond its cornerstones of tourism and construction.

The multicultural Mayor was born in Asia and speaks three languages.

Council Committees

  • Council - Chair
  • Commonwealth Games and Major Projects - Chair
  • Budget Committee - Chair

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