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Parking with PayStay

Parking technology is being transformed with a world-class, integrated system providing greater options for motorists. Get SMS reminders and only pay for what you use with PayStay mobile app.

Parking with PayStay
Australia Day celebrations

Celebrate Australia Day with a bonza day out at Evandale Parklands, Monday 26 January, 10am - 4pm.

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Draft Nature Based Recreation Plan

There’s a world of nature based adventure in our 850 conservation reserves. Our Draft Nature Based Recreation Plan is about encouraging people to go out and explore these spectacular areas.

Christmas Waste Competition
Movies in the park

The City’s free Movies in the Park program is on again this summer. So grab a rug, bring the family and have a great fun night out on us.

Movies in the park

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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Upcoming events

Bush Detectives (5-9 years)

Bush Detectives (6-9 years)

Become a bush detective and search for clues left by native animals that live right on our doorstep.

Oasis on Broadbeach Toastmasters

Oasis on Broadbeach Toastmasters

Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.

Nature by Night Spotlight Walk

Spotlight walk

Big eyes or small eyes? Join rangers on a spotlight walk and discover amazing creatures of the night. Will we find the elusive platypus?

Movies in the Park - Ingles Park (Mudgeeraba)

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.

Become a better cyclist - Robina

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.

Buskers By The Creek Sunday Summer Sessions

Buskers by the creek

Come along every Sunday to Currumbin RSL in January and support local talent. Waterside Events has partnered with Buskers By The Creek to bring you a free live music showcase.

Latest news

Severe weather update

2:00 PM - Friday, 23 January 2015

If you’re looking for more information on today’s severe weather, here’s a few links which could be helpful.

Gold Coast Chinatown unveils Confucius statue

10:00 AM - Friday, 23 January 2015

The evolution of the vibrant new Chinatown in the Gold Coast CBD continued today with the unveiling of a four metre high Confucius statue and the laying of a foundation stone.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre takes fitness to a new level

3:00 PM - Thursday, 22 January 2015

Gold Coasters are invited to a free community day to celebrate the opening of a state of the art gym at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre this Saturday 24 January.

Australia Day traffic arrangements for the Spit

10:30 AM - Thursday, 22 January 2015

Australia Day traffic arrangements for the Spit, Southport on Monday 26 January 2015

City drives into the digital future with paid parking app

8:00 AM - Thursday, 22 January 2015

City of Gold Coast (City) continues to lead the digital way with the introduction of world-class pay-by-app parking technology this week.

You’re invited to celebrate Australia Day

3:30 AM - Tuesday, 20 January 2015

You’re invited to celebrate Australia Day at Evandale Parklands on Monday 26 January at the Gold Coast’s biggest and most authentic Australian day out.

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

Australia Day

Christmas Waste Competition

Celebrate Australia Day with a bonza day out at Evandale Parklands, Monday 26 January, 10am - 4pm. There’ll be activities for kids, celebrity chef cooking demonstrations, live music and much more.