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Mayor’s budget listening post

Visit the Mayor at any of the Listening Posts scheduled across the city until end-May. For the latest locations or to fill in the survey visit

Mayor’s Listening Post
Public place recycling

It’s time to go public with your recycling, as City of Gold Coast rolls out more recycling bins across more locations around the city.

Active & healthy holiday program
Queensland Firebirds vs Melbourne Vixens

Cheer on your home-grown Firebirds as they take on the defending champions Melbourne Vixens on Sunday 10 May at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Healthy swimming
Bike and street fest

Join us to celebrate cycling and being active on Sunday 3 May 2015, 10am - 2pm at Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes.

National Youth week

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.


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Community events

Better bike maintenance - Mermaid Waters

Better bike maintenance

In the Better bike maintenance workshop you will learn valuable tips and be shown how to clean your bike, repair punctures, adjust your brakes and maintain the chain.

Meditation and Positive Thinking

A daisy

Meditation and positive thinking sessions. Regular meditation should improve your ability to focus and think clearly.

NRL Pacific Test - Double Header

Pacific Test Double Header poster

International Rugby League will return to the Gold Coast on Saturday 2 May. Pacific powerhouses Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and Papua New Guinea will battle it out at Gold Coast's Cbus Super Stadium.

Opening the Heart - Saturday morning workshop

Hands forming love heart against a sunset

The heart is the centre of love - a powerful, positive, healing energy which can overcome all obstacles.

BeachCare - Paradise Point

BeachCare May 2 2015

Come along to free community dune planting activities with BeachCare and care for your local beach.

Become a better cyclist - Mermaid Waters

Become a better cyclist

Become a better cyclist and learn more about road safety in this free cycle training course. Designed for intermediate cyclists aged 15 and over who would like to improve their cycling skills and road safety awareness.

Latest news

Road closure details

7:00 PM - Friday, 1 May 2015

The Disaster Management Unit remains on alert as the storm is tracking over the city tonight.

Papua New Guinea signs sporting agreement with the City

2:00 AM - Thursday, 30 April 2015

The City of Gold Coast and the Papua New Guinea Government have entered into a partnership to build closer ties in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™.

One big cultural feast at Chinatown Street Markets

10:00 AM - Thursday, 30 April 2015

A regular Asian-inspired street food market will bring our evolving Chinatown to life next month. The first of the monthly Chinatown Street Markets happens on Saturday 2 May from 4pm -10pm.

Put a paws on cats roaming outdoors

12:50 PM - Wednesday, 29 April 2015

City of Gold Coast is working towards a city of contentedly contained cats in a bid to protect our precious native wildlife.

Lend a caring hand to our beaches this May

5:00 PM - Friday, 24 April 2015

City of Gold Coast and the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management are calling on residents, students and schools to lend a caring hand as part of the May BeachCare program.

Get your spokes spinning

7:30 AM - Friday, 24 April 2015

Join thousands of Gold Coasters in the city’s biggest celebration of cycling. Bike Week begins on Sunday 26 April with a huge week of demonstrations, displays and events at locations across the Gold Coast, and culminates with Bike & Street Fest on Sunday

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

Mayor's Telstra Technology Award 2015

GCW community consultation Feb to Mar 15

The City of Gold Coast is again partnering with Telstra to deliver the Mayor's Telstra Technology Award 2015. Gold Coast high school students, it's time to get inspired! Register your school now.


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