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Swell sculpture

From the monumental to the miniscule, the free 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival will showcase more than 70 sculptures by local, national and international artists. 12-21 September at Currumbin Beach

Healthy swimming
Celebrate Gold Coast

You’re invited to celebrate our city’s culture, lifestyle and flavours at the best beach party of the year, featuring indie band Sheppard. Sunday 28 September, 7am–1pm, Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta

Get ready Gold Coast
Gold Coast Folk Festival

The Gold Coast Folk Music Festival is two free days of folk, blues, bluegrass and roots music set in the hinterland. Over 20 bands including, John Schumann and Wes Carr plus music workshops, food stalls and markets.

Celebrate Bleach*

If you’re a local wanting to know your city better, or a visitor searching for a Gold Coast that’s beyond the mainstream, visit More Gold Coast.

The Reveal touring


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

Yoga by the Sea

Yoga By The Sea

Come along and enjoy the benefits of hatha yoga in this energising class by the ocean.

Training wheels to two wheels course - Runaway Bay

Training wheels to two wheels course

The 'Training wheels to two wheels' course teaches children aged from four (4) to 10 how to advance from training wheels to two wheels. Children must bring their own two-wheeled bike.

Gold Coast Abilities Expo

Gold Coast Abilities Expo

Wicked Wheelchairs in conjunction with Disability Action Week are proud to host the Gold Coast Abilities Expo on Saturday 20 September.

Gold Coast Brick Event

Gold Coast Brick Event

The Gold Coast Brick Event featuring the talented brick builders from QLUG - Queensland LEGO® User Group exhibiting creations built entirely from LEGO®.

Morning Melodies with Tommy Memphis

Morning Melodies with Tommy Memphis

Undisputedly there is and only ever will be one King of Rock n Roll , but the legend & spirit lives on – and committed to keeping the spirit alive is Tommy Memphis.

Absolute beginner cycle workshop

Absolute beginners - cycling workshop

This workshop encourages those within the community who want to cycle but have never ridden a bike and are unsure how to go about getting into cycling. Ages 18 years and over.

Latest news

Council resolution on place of worship at Currumbin Waters

1:00 PM - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Council today resolved to reject an application for a Material Change of Use (MCU) for a proposed Place of Worship at 14 Villiers Drive and 3 Coghill Drive, Currumbin Waters.

Marymount College team wins Mayor’s Telstra Technology Award

10:00 AM - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

An attachable microchip that claims you’ll never lose anything again has won the 2014 Mayor’s Telstra Technology Award.

More funding for transport service for oncology patients

1:00 PM - Monday, 15 September 2014

The Special Budget Committee of the Council of the City of the Gold Coast today resolved to allocate a further $140,000 towards the Oncology Treatment Transport Service.

Spotlight on park lighting

4:00 AM - Thursday, 4 September 2014

Council’s Community Services Committee will today shine a spotlight on park illumination with a view to improving safe and efficient use of our parks and open spaces.

Spring into sport and culture

12:00 PM - Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Our city is hosting an extraordinary array of sporting and cultural events this spring and everyone’s invited to be a part of it.

Our Economic Development Strategy – first year report card

4:08 PM - Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Less than one year into the implementation of the City of Gold Coast’s Economic Development Strategy (EDS), business confidence is up, our economy has grown and international investment has increased.

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.