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Free workshops for local businesses

The Digital Enterprise Program can help your business become more online savvy. Topics include cloud computing, online presence, mobile devices, cyber security and data management. Register today.

Healthy swimming
Community Fan Day - Pan Pac Swimming Championship

From Glasgow to the Gold Coast for the Hancock Prospecting 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships OUR AUSSIES #Swim4Gold – 21 to 24 August – Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Get ready Gold Coast
Seniors Week 16-24 August 2014

Celebrating the achievements and contributions of seniors in our city. Check out a range of events, activities and services to encourage seniors to continue to participate in all aspects of community life.

Celebrate Bleach*
Cultural Precinct Touring Exhibition 2014

Next stop, Broadbeach Branch library: 18 August - 13 September. Picture yourself in our new Cultural Precinct and collect your free postcard and bookmark.

The Reveal touring


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Upcoming events

Roller Derby - comic book themed

East Coast Derby Dolls Roller Derby

Kapow! The East Coast Derby Dolls are about to host their themed roller derby event of the year!

Charity Fundraiser Showcase for Epilepsy Queensland

Charity Fundraiser Showcase for Epilepsy Queensland

Dress up to win - 60s 70s 80s disco theme.

Ladies Who Lunch Grey Matter, Cancer Council Fundraiser

Ladies Who Lunch Grey Matter, Cancer Council Fundraiser

Ladies Who Lunch fundraising supporting Grey Matter and the Cancer Council.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast presents Tognetti in Recital

Tognetti in Recital

The concert opens with Prokofiev’s lyrical and graceful melodies and Fratres, described by Tognetti as ‘Arvo Pärt at his instrumental best.’

Queensland’s Biggest Pool Party

Queensland’s Biggest Pool Party

Bring the whole family along to celebrate the opening of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. This fun community event will have plenty of entertainment, activities, food and fun for everyone.

Gold Coast Potters' Association Annual Members Exhibition 2014

Gold Coast Potters' Association Annual Members Exhibition 2014

We cordially invite visitors to the 2014 Gold Coast Potters’ Association Annual Members’ Exhibition,

Latest news

Coast to fast-track culture

4:00 PM - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Council today adopted a $1.2 million action plan that invests heavily in home-grown talent and attracts world renowned artists.

Tallebudgera Beach works gets pumping

3:00 PM - Monday, 18 August 2014

The annual sand dredging program at Tallebudgera Creek started last week with sand to be pumped onto Burleigh beach over the next five weeks.

Kerbside clean-ups could go city-wide

4:00 PM - Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The whole of the Gold Coast could benefit from an annual kerbside clean-up next year, after a recent City waste survey showed two-thirds of residents would support a service.

Safety cameras prove to be a safety net for our city

3:00 PM - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Mayor Tom Tate inspected our city’s safety net today with Local Government Minister David Crisafulli.

Indigenous artists determine arts and culture future

9:00 AM - Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Gold Coast marked a pivotal moment today with the inaugural Indigenous Arts and Culture forum.

Facelift for Surfers Paradise Riverfront

11:40 AM - Friday, 15 August 2014

The Surfers Paradise riverfront is set to receive an impressive makeover, with the addition of a new pontoon promising to bring a fresh and revitalised look to the area.

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

The draft City Plan 2015

Draft City Plan 2015

The draft City Plan 2015 takes a fresh approach to encouraging greater economic investment and job creation, whilst enhancing our enviable lifestyle.