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Australia Day celebrations

Pack your picnic rug and head to Broadwater Parklands to celebrate Australia Day. Festivities start at 4pm and include a food truck feast, talented local musicians and a massive fireworks display.

Australia Day celebrations
Free cycling workshops

The City offers a series of free cycling workshops to help you get on your bike or develop your skills on the road. Ride a bicycle to your next destination for fun, fitness or smart transport.

Free cycling workshops
Regional Arts Development Fund

While it’s not all about the money, it certainly helps. If you’re a local artist, creative business or organisation, funding is available to GERMINATE, GENERATE and ACTIVATE your big ideas.

Regional Arts Development Fund
Save time, go online

Register to receive your water and rate notices by email.

Save time, go online
GC2018

The GC2018 Beach Volleyball competition will take place at Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta. Spectacular images of our iconic coastline will be broadcast to some 1.5 billion people world-wide during the event.

GC2018

Welcome to City of Gold Coast - host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future, including as host of GC2018. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. When the eyes of the world are on us in 2018, we’ll be ready.   


Community events

Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year 2017

The Lunar New Year celebration is a free event featuring an Asian-infused street food market, live music and cultural entertainment, interactive workshops, screening of Kung Fu Panda 3, pop up laneway bar, and a spectacular fireworks display.

Chinese New Year Street Festival

Chinese New Year Street Festival

Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster in vibrant colour at Links Hope Island’s inaugural community street festival.

U23 Beach Volleyball National Championships

U23 Beach Volleyball National Championships

The country’s best U23 Beach Volleyball players will converge on Coolangatta for the first time later this month, as the annual U23 Beach Volleyball National Championships are held at Coolangatta Beach from 20 – 22 January, 2017.

The Big Wedgie

The Big Wedgie

The Big Wedgie is the tallest freestanding inflatable waterslide in the world! At a whopping 18.2 metres tall and 82 metres long, the Big Wedgie is not for the faint hearted and is definitely a thrill ride.

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

The Food & Wine Expo is an annual three-day event dedicated to celebrity chefs, food and wine, cheese, cocktails and everything gourmet.

Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series

Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series

The Gatorade Queensland Triathlon Series is Queensland’s largest triathlon series with events from September to February at Kawana, Raby Bay, Robina and Caloundra.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Cr Kristyn Boulton

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).

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Cr Peter Young

Division 5

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

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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.

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Cr Gary Baildon

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.

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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

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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...

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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

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Cr Hermann Vorster

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.

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Cr Pauline Young

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).

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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

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Cr Gail O'Neill

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...

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