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We're proud to be the host city for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. More than 6500 athletes and officials will take part in world-class competition on the Gold Coast from 4 -15 April 2018.

Know a local hero?

Nominations for the City of Gold Coast’s 2015 Australia Day Awards are now open. These awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievement of individuals and groups within our community. Nominate now.

Know a local hero?
Gold Coast Flora and Fauna is a unique resource documenting the Gold Coast’s biodiversity, providing a single source of information on more than 1800 species of plants and 700 species of animals found here.

Gold Coast Flora & Fauna
Movies in the park

The City’s free Movies in the Park program is on again this summer. So grab a rug, bring the family and have a great fun night out on us!.

Movies in the park
Get ready Gold Coast!

Storm season is here and it’s time to get ready! Download our disaster management at home wallet guide to assist with your planning and preparation.

Get ready Gold Coast!
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Defined by its spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests, waterways and vibrant communities, the Gold Coast is an outstanding global city which is proudly looking towards the future. Join our online community and use this website to access information about the services offered by the City of Gold Coast for residents, visitors and businesses.

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Upcoming events

Child's Vision 8th Birthday Celebration

Child's Vision 8th Birthday Celebration

Surfers Paradise celebrates Child's Vision 8th Birthday, and our passion for charitable giving.

Trash and Treasure Market

Family and children

If you have any unwanted clothing, toys, bric a brac or handmade items lying around the house, then why not load up your car, book a spot and head down to the Trash & Treasure Market to see if you can turn your trash into cash.

EmpowerHub - Empowering Women Through Education

EmpowerHub - Empowering Women Through Education

A day in the park surrounded by friends, laughter, love and inspirational people. We feel that women need a space where we don’t have to be daughters, mothers, wives, businesswomen, and can be just us – girls!

Movies in the Park - Broadwater Parklands

Movies in the Park

Celebrate Halloween at Broadwater Parklands which includes the screening of the movie Hotel Transylvania (PG).

Gold Coast Women in Business Awards 2014 Gala Lunch

Gold Coast women in business

Join City Leaders, past Award winners, and VIPs celebrate the achievements of the exceptional women making a difference in our City.

James Blundell in concert with special guest Christie Lamb

James Blundell in concert with special guest Christie Lamb

James Blundell is one of Australia's best known country music artists. He has released several albums in Australia and America with his most successful album 'This Road' selling more than 145,000 copies in Australia.

Latest news

You’re invited to Movies in the Park

1:00 AM - Monday, 27 October 2014

Fancy a free flick this summer? City of Gold Coast’s Movies in the Park summer program begins this Friday 31 October and runs until the end of March.

Emerging designers going swimmingly

1:00 PM - Friday, 24 October 2014

A development program for local designers is paying off, with 10 upcoming designers now getting ready to showcase their creations at the Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival late next month.

Healthy waterways on the Gold Coast

12:35 PM - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Gold Coast’s waterways are some of the healthiest in South East Queensland, according to the 2014 Ecosystem Health Report Card released today by Healthy Waterways.

Including everyone wins gold for the Gold Coast

12:15 PM - Monday, 20 October 2014

The City was awarded ‘Best Government Department’ by Spinal Injuries Australia at the Inclusive Community Champion awards

Major road upgrade open in Yatala

10:00 AM - Monday, 20 October 2014

A $22 million redevelopment of a major road corridor on the northernmost edge of the city is almost complete and is open to traffic.

City officers mobilised for Spit clean-up

2:00 PM - Friday, 17 October 2014

A comprehensive clean-up of The Spit will get underway today after City officers were early this morning directed to perform an audit of litter hotspots.

Mayor and Councillors

Mayor Tom Tate

Mayor Tom Tate

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...

Cr Donna Gates

Cr Donna Gates

Division 1

Division 1 is the City's northern gateway to the Gold Coast. The newly defined boundaries comprise what has historically been the city's largest division.


Cr William Owen-Jones

Division 2

Division 2 includes the suburbs of Helensvale, Monterey Keys, Oyster Cove, Oxenford, Studio Village, Regatta Waters, Coomera, parts of Upper Coomera and Arundel.


Cr Cameron Caldwell

Division 3

Division 3 is to the north east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Biggera Waters (part of), Boykambil, Coombabah, Hollywell, Hope Island, Paradise Point...


Cr Margaret Grummitt

Division 4

Division 4 is centrally east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Arundel, Labrador, Southport (north), Biggera Waters and Runaway Bay (south).


Cr Tracey Gilmore

Division 5

Division 5 includes the suburbs of Pacific Pines, Park Lake, Gaven, Nerang, Highland Park (part), Clagiraba, Mt Nathan, Guanaba and Maudsland (part).


Cr Dawn Crichlow OAM

Division 6

Division 6 extends westward from the east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Southport (part), Ashmore (part), Parkwood and Molendinar.


Cr Lex Bell OAM

Division 7

Division 7 is on the east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs Isle of Capri, Benowa, Bundall, Main Beach, Surfers, Paradise Waters, Ashmore and Southport.


Cr Robert La Castra

Division 8

Division 8 is inland from the Coast along the Nerang River and includes the suburbs of Ashmore, Nerang East, Merridown, Merrimac, Carrara, Boonooroo and Clear Island Waters


Cr Glenn Tozer

Division 9

Division 9 is in the south west region of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Advancetown, Austinville, Bonogin, Gilston, Highland Park, Lower Beechmont...


Cr Paul Taylor

Division 10

Division 10 is on the east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Broadbeach, Broadbeach Waters, Mermaid Beach (part of), Mermaid Waters (part of) and Bundall


Cr Jan Grew

Division 11

Division 11 is in the south-east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Robina, Varsity Lakes and part of Burleigh Waters.


Cr Greg Betts

Division 12

Division 12 is in the south-east of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters (part of), Miami and Mermaid (part of).


Cr Daphne McDonald

Division 13

Division 13 is on the south-east coast of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Palm Beach, Elanora, Reedy Creek, Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera


Cr Chris Robbins

Division 14

Division 14 is at the south of the Gold Coast and includes the suburbs of Elanora (part of), Tallebudgera (part of), Tallebudgera Valley, Currumbin Valley...

Our city highlights

The draft City Plan 2015

Draft City Plan 2015

The draft City Plan 2015 takes a fresh approach to encouraging greater economic investment and job creation, whilst enhancing our enviable lifestyle.