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Spring of Sport

Get yourself to a Gold Coast event this spring. From motor sports, multicultural celebrations, cycling, rugby Sevens, beach culture or folk music, there’s something for all ages and tastes.

Healthy swimming
Cultural Diversity Week - 30 August to 7 September

Events will be held around the city to celebrate and acknowledge our cultural diversity.

Get ready Gold Coast
Bring on Spring at the Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands will come alive with the sound of music, dance, art and an impressive range of family activities during our ‘Bring on Spring’ celebration - five weeks of fun from 6 September to 12 October 2014.

Celebrate Bleach*
Cultural Precinct Touring Exhibition 2014

Next stop, Broadbeach Branch library: 18 August - 13 September. Picture yourself in our new Cultural Precinct and collect your free postcard and bookmark.

The Reveal touring


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Upcoming events

Teddy Bears Picnic

Family and children

If you go down to the Parklands today you’re sure of a big surprise. Bring your favourite teddy down for our special Teddy Bears Picnic.

Fathers' Day Memorial Service


We would like to extend a warm invitation to you and your family to join us for our Father's Day Memorial Service.

Pixie Jenkins Show

Pixie Jenkins Show

Five times Australian Country Music 'Golden Guitar' winner, Pixie's fiddle playing is uniquely Australian.

Flourish Arts Festival

Gold Coast Arts Festival

Flourish is a vibrant festival that brings together families and communities through art. The festival includes a wide variety of free workshops for children in music, dance, drama, art, craft, creative writing and story-telling.

Better bike maintenance

Better bike maintenance

You will learn valuable tips and be shown how to clean your bike, repair punctures, adjust your brakes and maintain the chain. This workshop is designed for beginners of all ages, as well as family groups.

Queensland’s Biggest Pool Party

Queensland’s Biggest Pool Party

Bring the whole family along to celebrate the opening of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. This fun community event will have plenty of entertainment, activities, food and fun for everyone.

Latest news

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.

Sheppard announced as lead act for Celebrate Gold Coast

10:00 AM - Monday, 1 September 2014

Queensland’s indie pop band Sheppard has just been announced as the headline act for Celebrate Gold Coast.

Get set for international cricket on the Gold Coast

4:00 PM - Friday, 29 August 2014

The Gold Coast is set to play host to a handful of international cricket matches in coming weeks and Mayor Tom Tate is urging locals to show their support for the players and the game.

History honours for heritage happenings

10:30 AM - Thursday, 28 August 2014

City of Gold Coast was recognised in last night’s prestigious National Trust Heritage Awards.

Tracking the benefits of light rail

12:15 PM - Wednesday, 27 August 2014

In the first project of its kind in Australia for an operating light rail system, the City of Gold Coast has teamed up with Griffith University to set up an ongoing study to monitor the light rail corridor, and measure the impacts of the trams.

Pool party aims for world record

11:30 AM - Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The official opening of the new $41 million Gold Coast Aquatic Centre will be more than Queensland’s Biggest Pool Party, with an attempt to set a new world record.

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.