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School holiday program

Calling all kids - we’re providing hundreds of fun, free and low cost activities across the Gold Coast. Experience nature, explore our parks, get active, check out our libraries or visit a community centre.

School holiday program

This 2 to 9 July is the official week of NAIDOC. This year’s theme of ‘Our Languages Matter’ is celebrated across the nation to recognise all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

Alan Wilke Bridge repairs fast-tracked

Works are underway to repair the Alan Wilke Bridge that was severely damaged by ex-tropical cyclone Debbie.

Alan Wilke Bridge repairs fast-tracked
Nature Conservation Assistance Program

Expressions of interest are open for residents seeking funding for bushland restoration projects on their land. Applications can be submitted between 1 July and 17 July 2017.

Nature Conservation Assistance Program
Embracing 2018

The City of Gold Coast is proud to be the host city for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.

Embracing 2018

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

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Join Alice and the Mad Hatter for a magical tea party with a wonderland of fun activities for the littlies, including cookie decorating and storytelling plus the unpredictable antics of the eccentric Mad Hatter.

Cheap Fakes live at NightQuarter

Cheap Fakes Live at NightQuarter

Emerging triumphant from 2016 as Brisbane’s best blend of massive soul-soaked, brass-fuelled pop, funk, and ska, Cheap Fakes are ready to keep bringing their unique and energetic music to masses of listeners and live audiences worldwide.

VIVA Surfers Paradise

VIVA Surfers Paradise

Presented by Mantra, see Surfers Paradise take a step back in time as they pay tribute to the world's greatest music legends with 10 days of free, classic entertainment at VIVA Surfers Paradise!

Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo

Gold Coast Pet & Animal Expo

This year the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will host the 14th Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo. Come and see hundreds of animals, over 150 exhibitors and live entertainment for all.



You are invited to illuminate your senses at GLOW – the City’s unique night time digital art, light, water and laser experience.

1st Gold Coast Speech Festival

1st Gold Coast Speech festival

The Gold Coast Speech Festival is a charitable event with the opportunity to network with like-minded, influential community members and to be inspired by some of the greatest speakers and entrepreneurs from the Gold Coast and Australia.

Latest news

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 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).


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).


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 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.


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 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.


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).


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 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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