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World-class event coming to Greenmount Beach

Opera Australia presents Opera on the Beach, with a uniquely Australian production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, from 9 to 11 May. Get your tickets now.

The Reveal touring
Celebrate our history

Visit Coolangatta to celebrate its 130th birthday with classic cars, antique valuations, a ukulele show, the hokey pokey and much more. Sunday 27 April from 9am to 3pm

Celebrate Bleach*
Celebrate Ride 2 Work Day

Celebrate Ride 2 Work Day on Thursday 1 May 2014. We are inviting all riders to drop into the Broadwater Parklands on their way to work for a free breakfast.

Healthy swimming
Mission Queensland Firebirds take on Central Pulse

24 May - Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach. Secure your seat now and be sure not to miss a minute of the action.

Get ready Gold Coast


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Upcoming events

Get back on your bike workshop

Get Back on Your Bike Workshop

This workshop is designed for beginners and is suitable for both children and adults.

Based Comedy Open Mic

Based Comedy Open Mic

Every third Thursday of the month at The Loft, 54a Thomas Drive on Chevron Island, Based Comedy hosts a monthly open mic night filled with talented and some half-witted comedians.

Shen Yun

Shen Yun

The world's top classical Chinese dancers, original live music by the Shen Yun Orchestra, animated backdrops and exquisite costumes.

Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza

Come and meet the Easter Bunny and celebrate the spirit of Easter at The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove.

Love your pet ... just walk me

Love your pet ... just walk me

Spend a free morning out with all the family, as well as your dog, and join a healthy walk and morning tea in the park.

Easter holiday fun - The Gingerbread Man

The Gingerbread Man

The Queensland Theatre of Puppetry has a really exciting show for the Easter school holidays – The Gingerbread Man

Latest news

Opals choose Gold Coast for World Championships preparation

12:30 PM - Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Gold Coast is playing host to the Jayco Australian Opals women’s national basketball team for a six-day training camp as part of the team’s World Championship preparations.

Iconic restaurant for Broadwater Parklands

12:00 PM - Monday, 14 April 2014

The Gold Coast will soon have a new restaurant overlooking the spectacular Broadwater Parklands.

Take a peek into the past

9:00 AM - Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A range of free heritage events over the coming weeks will provide residents with a guided view into the rich history of the Gold Coast.

Eggstravagant Easter school holiday program

1:20 PM - Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Keep the kids happy and busy these school holidays with the City’s Active & Healthy school holiday program.

Want to perform in a band?

11:30 AM - Monday, 7 April 2014

Through a new 10 week mentoring program the City of Gold Coast is encouraging aspiring musicians to reach for the stars.

Youth week – our voice, our impact

9:00 AM - Friday, 4 April 2014

If you’re aged between 12 and 25, join thousands of others across Australia for the largest celebration of young people - National Youth Week.

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

Restoring our city's 'have a go' spirit

The Gold Coast is 'open for business'

Over the next 12 months our focus will turn to creating new opportunities for Gold Coasters, and leaving a great legacy for future generations. With a sound economy and unrivalled lifestyle, our city is one of the best places in Australia to live, learn and have the pick of fulfilling careers.