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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

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.

White Ribbon Day

Wear a white ribbon on 25 November and encourage others to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence. Show your support by joining local events and raising awareness about the national day.

White Ribbon Day
Australian summer of sport and music

It’s a summer of love on the Gold Coast - for lovers of sport and music. The Gold Coast has an event for every taste this summer.

Australian summer of sport and music
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Upcoming events

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.

Light up the stage with Voice Weavers

Light Up The Stage with Voice Weavers

Do you want to learn to read music or improve your singing?

Zoo Run

Zoo Run

Can you fly faster than a lorikeet, run like an emu or out-waddle a wombat? Get ready Gold Coast, The Zoo Run is coming to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Movies in the Park (Laguna Park)

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.

Latest news

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.

New safety cameras switched on

8:00 AM - Friday, 21 November 2014

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate today switched on nine new permanent safety cameras.

More flexible parking to keep city moving

9:00 AM - Wednesday, 19 November 2014

City Parking Plan 2015 endorsed by Council

Helensvale Road upgrade

12:00 PM - Monday, 17 November 2014

City of Gold Coast has completed a multi-million dollar upgrade of Helensvale Road, near one of our city’s busiest schools.

Measuring the Gold Coast’s reputation

2:00 AM - Thursday, 13 November 2014

A study measuring the Gold Coast’s reputation among the G8 countries* has ranked the city a hypothetical 43rd out of 100 cities, putting it on par with cities like Los Angeles, Boston, Lisbon and Miami.

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.