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Pay your water every quarter

From 1 July 2014, your water notice will be issued quarterly - usually in July, October, January and April of each year. Quarterly bills will assist in monitoring your water usage.

Healthy swimming
Feeling great is just around the corner

Get active and healthy with free and low cost sport, recreation, fitness and wellbeing activities every week at locations across the Gold Coast.

Get ready Gold Coast
Swell sculpture

From the monumental to the miniscule, the free 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival will showcase more than 70 sculptures by local, national and international artists. 12-21 September at Currumbin Beach

Celebrate Bleach*
Free cycling workshops

We’re offering free workshops to help you enjoy the many benefits of cycling. The workshops are facilitated by Cycling Australia accredited instructors, including Sara Carrigan and Jenny Alcorn.

The Reveal touring


Defined by its spectacular beaches, hinterland ranges, forests, waterways and vibrant communities, the Gold Coast is an outstanding global city which is proudly looking towards the future. Join our online community and use this website to access information about the services offered by the City of Gold Coast for residents, visitors and businesses.

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Upcoming events

Live Theatre - Christmas In July Celebration

Christmas in July Celebration

Join us for a night of fun and a sing-along concert and drinks from 7.30pm. Dress: Christmas theme - please wear red, green or white.

Arabian Nights Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra

Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra

The Gold Coast Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Mark Turpin weave their exotic tale with Arabian Nights when, on Sunday 27 July at 2.30pm, the Gold Coast Orchestra Centre will be transformed into an Arabian tent.

All the World's a Stage

All the World's a Stage

Beautiful chamber music concert followed by a delicious high tea. Proceeds are to go to the Flying Padre in the MacKay Patrol.

Queensland Korean War Memorial Korean Veterans Day

Queensland Korean War Memorial - Korean Veterans Day

From the Committee of the Queensland Korean War Memorial. We have been fortunate to obtain good support for the celebration of Korean Veterans Day at the Memorial Cascade Gardens, Gold Coast on Saturday 26 July.

Jessie Morris Band plus open mic

Jessie Morris Band plus open mic concert

Jesse Morris Band, the true-blue, acoustic roots and reggae troubadour returns to Australia after a solo year’s tour in 2013 across five countries.

2014 National Championship for Radio Controlled Lasers

2014 National Championship for Radio Controlled Lasers

The 2014 Australian RC Laser Championship is to be hosted by the Paradise Radio Yacht Club at Emerald Lakes on the Gold Coast, one of Australia’s premier radio yachting venues.

Latest news

Hard line on graffiti paying off

10:30 AM - Friday, 18 July 2014

The City’s hard line on graffiti is paying off. For the first time, the cost of cleaning up unsightly graffiti is under $1 million.

Arts funding reaches new heights

8:00 AM - Friday, 18 July 2014

Aerial artists reached new heights reflecting the City’s record funding for arts and culture. City of Gold Coast is investing nearly $12 million in culture this financial year.

The Gold Coast CBD: ready for business

10:00 AM - Thursday, 17 July 2014

Southport is ready for business. Since the suburb was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) late in 2013, there has been approximately $200 million worth of development applications either approved or lodged.

Crews repairing broken water main at Broadbeach Waters

3:40 PM - Tuesday, 15 July 2014

City of Gold Coast crews are working to fix a broken water main on Rio Vista Boulevard, just south of Delungra Street.

Set the speed dial for the hottest tickets in town

9:00 AM - Thursday, 10 July 2014

Phone lines open today for the ever popular Mayor's Seniors Week Variety Concert.

City-Police partnership to tackle law and order

9:00 AM - Thursday, 10 July 2014

Making the city safer is at the heart of a new partnership delivered by the Safer Suburbs Forum.

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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Help shape the future of the Gold Coast

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. Have your say and help shape the future of the Gold Coast. Consultation is open from 17 June until submissions close on 29 July 2014.