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Green waste bins

Disposing of green garden waste is easy and affordable. Green waste bins are now available to property owners and tenants from $1 per week.

Green waste bins
GC Online Community Directory

Search our new Gold Coast Community Directory for community services and facilities in your local area. You can view, download and print information and maps from

GC Online Community Directory
Healthy swimming

Our beaches, rivers and estuaries are our natural playgrounds but it’s important to avoid swimming after heavy rainfall. Stormwater run-off into our ocean and rivers can impact the quality of our waterways.

Healthy swimming
Monster Machinery Day

Check out everything that digs, scoops, cleans and beeps at this year’s Monster Machinery Day at Broadwater Parklands, Southport - Sunday 31 May.

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.


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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Community events

The PhotoVoice Project: Focus on Domestic Violence

Broken egg shells

Gold Coast residents are invited to attend a unique and compelling photographic exhibition illustrated by six women who are survivors of domestic and family violence.

Inspirational Goal Setting for those with Addiction Issues

Inspirational Goal Setting for those with Addiction Issues

The Australian and New Zealand Addiction Conference will be held at Outrigger Surfers Paradise in Queensland on the 20 – 22 May 2015 with separately bookable workshops on Wednesday 20 May.

The 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show is one of the largest boat and marine lifestyle events in the Asia Pacific region with a spectacular display of more than 500 boats and other marine products.

BeachCare - Surfers Paradise

BeachCare May 2 2015

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

Walk With Me. I'm Part of Our Commmunity

Walk With Me. I'm Part of Our Commmunity

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ) is holding a Community Walk to celebrate Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Themed - Walk with me, I’m part of our community - the walk encourages the Gold Coast community to celebrate diversity and help raise aware

Training wheels to two wheels course - Coolangatta

Little girl learning to ride a bike

The Training wheels to two wheels course at Coolangatta is a family-friendly workshop that is suitable for both children and adults.

Latest news

Zuzana is new Junior Council Mayor

3:30 PM - Friday, 22 May 2015

Zuzana Harmaniakova of Miami State High School was officially sworn in today as the 2015 City of Gold Coast Junior Council Mayor.

Commercial pontoon kicks off Surfers Paradise riverside revamp

12:50 PM - Friday, 22 May 2015

The Surfers Paradise riverside upgrade has reached a significant milestone with a new pontoon for commercial operators floated into place today.

More than 2000 community listings now online

3:30 PM - Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Gold Coast’s most popular community directory has gone online.

Lend a caring hand to our beaches this June

8:10 AM - Thursday, 21 May 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 June BeachCare program.

New events space for Broadbeach

2:00 AM - Tuesday, 19 May 2015

A permanent outdoor events space that would service visitors and the community will be constructed at Broadbeach.

Stadium-sized sand boost for Surfers Paradise beach

8:45 AM - Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Surfers Paradise beach receives the largest boost of sand so far this century.

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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