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Strengthening our surfing future

The Surf Management Plan provides world’s best coastal management strategies to preserve and enhance the city’s surfing amenity.

Strengthening our surfing future
Chinese New Year festival

Join us for our Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday 20 February from 4 to 9pm in Gold Coast Chinatown, including an authentic food market, live music, dancing, and fireworks.

Chinese New Year festival
Free cycling workshops

New, free 2016 cycling workshop program out now! Cycling for every age and ability. Book now for a wheelie good time.

Free cycling workshops
Equitable Access Policy

Are you aware the City has an Equitable Access Policy? We are committed to improving accessibility and inclusion for all residents and visitors.

Equitable Access Policy
GC2018

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.

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

The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future, including as host of GC2018. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity. When the eyes of the world are on us in 2018, we’ll be ready.


Community events

Camel rides

Camel Rides

It's not every day you get the chance to ride a camel in the park so make sure you don't miss out on the opportunity. No bookings required, just turn up on the day.

Movie night at Broadwater Parklands - Big Hero 6

Popcorn

There is no better way to spend a warm night than kicking back under the stars with the family, enjoying a great movie.

Volunteer with BeachCare - Runaway Bay

Volunteer with BeachCare

Help make a difference to our coastal environment by planting natives, removing invasive weeds and picking up litter. Activities are suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove

Chinese New Year at Sanctuary Cove

The tranquil waters of Sanctuary Cove are set to take on a crimson glow as the Gold Coast’s premier lifestyle destination erupts with traditional festivities including lion dancing, entertainment and lively drumming to herald the Chinese New Year 2016.

Culture Street Night Markets

Culture Street Markets

Experience diverse cultures from all over the world and join in the festivities of the season at the FSG Australia Night Markets.

Breakfast boredom busters

How Food Impacts our Health - Nutrition Workshop

Here are some novel ways to supercharge your day. Recipes include chia oat soak, chocolate blueberry superfoods shake, sugar-free granola and green breakfast hash.

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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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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.

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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).

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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

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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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