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Explore the Gold Coast’s enviable natural environment through our NaturallyGC program. Enjoy free and low cost nature-based activities for all ages, such as guided bushwalks and wildlife shows.

Seeking applications for the Nature Conservation Assistance Program (NCAP)
New cycling workshops

From first timers to the most experienced road riders, there is a cycling workshop to suit everyone. Enjoy the many benefits of cycling and change the way you move.

Our trade waste guidelines have changed
New Active & Healthy lifestyle guide out now

Feeling great is just around the corner – with free and low cost sport, recreation, fitness and wellbeing activities offered every week at locations across the Gold Coast. Check out our new 12-month program.

Active and healthy school holiday program
Chinatown Street Markets

On the first Saturday of every month Chinatown transforms into a vibrant, Asian-inspired street food and entertainment scene as one big cultural feast takes over the streets of Southport.

Manchester City FC vs Melbourne City FC - Saturday 18 July

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

Let's Have a Chat

Let's Have a Chat

Two Partners in Recovery (PIR) Ambassadors with a lived experience of mental illness are hosting free information sessions with members of the community who want to know more about recognising mental health issues.

BeachCare - Surfers Paradise

BeachCare Volunteer Day

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

Better bike maintenance


Learn valuable tips and be shown how to clean your bike, repair punctures, adjust your brakes and maintain the chain. Designed for all ages, including family groups.

Varsity Winterfest - Buskers By the Creek

Buskers by the creek

You’ve heard of the famous 'Buskers by the Creek' in beautiful Currumbin, well they’re now bringing a hint of their flavor and flair to the streets of Varsity Central.

Cirque de Extravaganza

Cirque de Extravaganza performer

Let us take you on a magical journey... to Cirque De Extravaganza. Enjoy two hours of incredible entertainment, featuring 350 performers.

Live Entertainment with Steve Michael

Steve Michael

Steven Michael is one of the most accomplished and sought after solo artists in the country.

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...


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