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Healthy swimming

Our beaches, rivers and estuaries are our natural playgrounds but it’s important to avoid swimming after heavy rainfall. Stormwater run-off into our ocean and rivers can impact the quality of our waterways.

Healthy swimming
Celebrate Gold Coast

Save the date. Tackle the Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course, rock climb, take part in fitness demos and watch the Brisbane Bullets take on Melbourne United in the NBL at Celebrate Gold Coast on 28 October.

Celebrate Gold Coast
Walk Together

Walk Together on Saturday 21 October at Broadwater Parklands to celebrate and acknowledge our cultural diversity. Free entertainment and games.

Walk Together
Get Ready

Gold Coasters are urged to Get Ready for the summer storm season with the launch of the RACQ Get Ready Gold Coast campaign. Discover easy steps to keep your family, pets and property safe.

Get Ready
Get Set for the Games

The Get Set Gold Coast team is working to ensure that you’ll be ready to enjoy an unforgettable Games.

Get Set for the Games

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

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Community events

FestEvil at the Fangtuary

FestEvil at the Fangtuary

Jump on your broomsticks and bring the family for a bite at the Sanctuary Markets before a night of Halloween fun. It will be a spook-tacular evening with trick-or-treats for kids, face painting and fun activities, plus prizes for best dressed.

Make Create Day Market

Make Create Day

Get crafty with an array of free art and craft activities, find a new passion or pick up some unique handcrafted gifts for Christmas.

Celebrate Gold Coast

Celebrate Gold Coast

Join us at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre and come see how the Gold Coast is evolving as a leading sporting and active lifestyle destination. Celebrate Gold Coast with us this 28 October 2017.



We invite you to come along if you dare for a terrifying evening of kids activities, including face painting, kids buffet and fairy floss, delicious dining and drinking, and best dressed prizes.

The Twine live at NightQuarter

The Twine

Watch the Twine perform live at NightQuarter on Saturday 4 November. NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 10pm.

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...