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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

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.

Disco Fever

Disco Fever

Come and get your boogie on with the electric sounds at our own disco.

Rocket Fuel Nutrition Workshop

Rocket Fuel Nutrition Workshop

Our Rocket Fuel Nutrition workshop, part of our Body Brilliant Extreme Makeover Series, has been designed to show you that eating well and living well is easy once you know how!

Talk Back Radio comes to Helensvale Neighbourhood Watch

Talk Back Radio comes to Helensvale Neighbourhood Watch

Helensvale Neighbourhood Watch is helping community members look after their future by inviting a guest speaker to provide guidance on estate planning.

Charity Fundraiser Showcase for Epilepsy Queensland

Charity Fundraiser Showcase for Epilepsy Queensland

Dress up to win - 60s 70s 80s disco theme.

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

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 welcomes clear guidance on Broadwater development

12:30 PM - Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has welcomed clarification from the State Government about use of public land at The Spit for an Integrated Resort Development (IRD).

City officers ensure safety at live music venues

12:00 PM - Tuesday, 26 August 2014

City of Gold Coast supports a vibrant and safe night-time economy.

Coast to fast-track culture

4:00 PM - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Council today adopted a $1.2 million action plan that invests heavily in home-grown talent and attracts world renowned artists.

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.