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Australian PGA Championship

See Adam light up the Gold Coast at the prestigious Australian PGA Championship, 11-14 December. Tickets are on now on sale to experience world-class golf on the Gold Coast.

Australian PGA Championship
Star-studded Mayor’s Christmas Carols

The city’s largest free Christmas concert live from Broadwater Parklands with headline act Luke Kennedy from The Voice 2014. 13 December 2014 from 3pm.

Star-studded Mayor’s Christmas Carols
Celebrate International Day of People with Disability

International Day of People with Disability is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of people with disability and create communities that are more inclusive.

Celebrate International Day of People with Disability

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.

School holiday program

Calling all kids! We’re providing hundreds of fun, free and low cost school holiday activities across the Gold Coast. Experience nature, check out our libraries or visit a community centre.

School holiday program
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Upcoming events

Movies in the Park (Paradise Point Parklands)

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.

Kiwanis Info Hour - Making a difference to your community

Family and children

Kiwanis is expanding into the Gold Coast and we are having an information hour to discuss what we do and how in regards to improving the lives of children and young people in the area.

2014 NAB AFL Draft

2014 NAB AFL Draft logo

The 2014 NAB AFL Draft returns to the Gold Coast this November, offering a superb backdrop to the second biggest media event in the AFL’s calendar.

Australian Army Band Brisbane Concert at Robina – November 2014

Australian Army Band Morning Melodies

Morning Melodies at Robina featuring the Australian Army Band Brisbane, who are known as one of the finest military bands in Australia.

AASCF National Cheer and Dance Championship

AASCF National Cheer and Dance Championship

Australia’s most progressive All Star Cheer & Dance Event Company and it is acknowledged that our Championships are setting the standard for cheer and dance competitions in Australia.

Live Theatre - The Pajama Game (Matinee)

The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game is an American musical theatre classic. Featuring such well known songs as Steam Heat, Hernando's Hideaway and Once a Year Day.

Latest news

Get set for a star-studded Mayor's Christmas Carols

12:00 PM - Thursday, 27 November 2014

The city’s largest free Christmas concert will feature Luke Kennedy, runner up from The Voice 2014.

Gold Coast beaches fit for summer

11:15 AM - Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Gold Coast’s iconic beaches are in great shape and more than ready for the crowds of locals and visitors who’ll be enjoying them over the summer months.

Coastal centre, city partnership honoured

12:45 PM - Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The ongoing partnership between Griffith Centre for Coastal Management and City of Gold Coast has been celebrated with the presentation of The Ashley Goldsworthy Award

Show your support for our hometown hero

11:00 AM - Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Australian PGA Championship title holder Adam Scott will defend his crown next month and Mayor Tom Tate is urging locals and visitors to show their support for our hometown hero.

City cuts red tape for market operators

9:00 AM - Friday, 21 November 2014

Relaxing red tape for market operators has resulted in vibrant and distinctive Gold Coast market scene, and Councillors voted today to slash the red tape permanently.

Fitness app a start-up stand out

2:00 AM - Friday, 21 November 2014

A fitness app that challenges people to work out with their family and friends regardless of time zones and locations has won a major prize as part of the Start-Up Really Fast (SURF) Accelerator program.

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

Draft Solid Waste Strategy 2014-2023

Draft City Plan 2015

Ensuring the city has the capacity to manage the Gold Coast's waste into the future. Consultation ends Friday 5 December 2014.