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Mayor’s Listening Post

Visit the Mayor at any of the Listening Posts scheduled across the city until end-May. For the latest locations or to fill in the survey visit

Mayor’s Listening Post
Active and healthy holiday program

Discover the outdoors in the many nature inspired activities we have planned for the family this Easter. Check out what’s happening near you to get the kids active.

Active & healthy holiday program
Illuminate your senses

Prepare to be mesmerised by the city’s most unique night time digital art, light and laser experience that is GLOW! Evandale Parklands, Saturday 11 April 2015 from 5pm to 10pm

RACV Ladies Masters
National Youth Week

National Youth Week is on from 10 - 19 April and this year’s theme is 'It starts with us'. There are plenty of free and low cost events happening so check out what’s on offer and share your photos #youthweekgc.

National Youth week

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.


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Community events

Surfers Paradise Festival

Surfers Paradise Festival

This year's festival features food, art, music, and entertainment in the precinct, with an action-packed program guaranteed to suit the whole family.

Live Entertainment with Steve Michael

Live Entertainment with Steve Michael - flyer

Steven Michael is one of the most accomplished and sought after solo artists in the country.

Movies in the Park - Palm Beach Parklands, Palm Beach

Movies in the Park

There is no better way to spend a hot summer’s night than kicking back under the stars in the great outdoors watching a movie. Why not grab a rug, bring a picnic or support your local food vendors there and have a great fun night out on us.

Better bike maintenance - Runaway Bay

Better bike maintenance

In the Better bike maintenance workshop you will learn valuable tips and be shown how to clean your bike, repair punctures, adjust your brakes and maintain the chain.

Australian Street Entertainment Championships

Performer inside the 'Wheel of Danger'

Kicking off this year's Surfers Paradise Festival celebration is the Australian Street Entertainment Championships presented by Paradise Centre.

No Ordinary Easter @ Burleigh Heads Uniting Church

No Ordinary Easter leaflet

Celebrate 'No Ordinary Easter - Know Extraordinary Grace' at Burleigh Heads Uniting Church.

Latest news

Export boost for local businesses

9:00 AM - Thursday, 2 April 2015

Ten local companies have generated more than $4 million in export sales and 19 partner agreements as a result of a health trade show in the Middle East.

Food rescue business set to grow with sustainability grant

12:30 PM - Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The OzHarvest perishable food rescue organisation has been awarded a $50,000 VISY Sustainability Grant by City of Gold Coast and The Pratt Foundation.

Students study storm safety

9:30 AM - Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Year five geography students across the Gold Coast are learning some early lessons in storm safety preparations.

Lend a caring hand to our beaches this April

11:30 AM - Friday, 27 March 2015

City of Gold Coast and the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management are calling on residents, students and schools to lend a caring hand as part of next month’s BeachCare program

Experience Gold Coast events

10:00 AM - Tuesday, 24 March 2015

From autumn through winter, the Gold Coast offers an awesome array of vibrant events for everyone to love.

Commemorative tree planting for Anzac Centenary

11:30 AM - Friday, 20 March 2015

Turkish artists in Australia to commemorate the 100th year anniversary celebrations of the ANZAC landing in Gallipoli have participated in a tree planting at the Botanic Gardens.

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...

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Mayor's Listening Post

GCW community consultation Feb to Mar 15

Visit the Mayor at any of the Listening Posts scheduled across the city until late May. For the latest locations or to fill in the survey visit

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