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Get Ready Gold Coast
Merry Christmas and season’s greetings

On behalf of my office and all Councillors, thank you for a busy and successful 2014. May you and your family have a safe, joy-filled Christmas and a very happy New Year. See you all in 2015.

Customer service offices Christmas closures
Free cycling workshops

We’re offering free workshops to help you enjoy the many benefits of cycling. The workshops are facilitated by Cycling Australia accredited instructors.

Mayor’s Christmas Appeal 2014
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

Christmas Chill at Links

Chill at Links

Join us as we celebrate the fun of the festive season. Relax on the lawns and take in the beautiful sunset by the lake whilst you sing along to your favourite Christmas Carols.

Nerang Celebrates Christmas

Nerang Celebrates Christmas

A community celebration of Christmas for everyone! Carnival rides and jumping castle. Event ride bands for unlimited rides $10 each.

Movies in the Park - Broadwater Parklands

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.

The Eagles Experience Christmas Party @ Currumbin RSL

The Eagles Experience Christmas Party @ Currumbin RSL

Come and enjoy the faithful recreation of The Eagles’ timeless hits by six talented musicians.

SCC Community Christmas Celebration

Little girl opening a present

A family fun afternoon including a BBQ, face painting, live magic, a photo booth, a jumping castle and much more all followed by a Christmas carols service.

Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival

Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival

The Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival will feature nine whimsical days of entertainment and free festivities including pony and village train rides, jumping castles, face painting, animal farms, roving entertainers and open-air movie nights

Latest news

City given sky-high lift with Kirra helipad completion

3:12 PM - Thursday, 18 December 2014

Construction on the Kirra Groyne Helipad has officially wrapped up in a boost to the southern Gold Coast’s tourism offerings during major events.

Mount Nathan residents advised not to drink water supply

4:36 PM - Thursday, 18 December 2014

Routine water quality tests have indicated a possible microbiological contamination within the Mount Nathan drinking water supply system.

Stay safe this summer storm season

12:00 PM - Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Stay safe this summer storm season Stay safe this storm season and stay out of storm water and flash flooding. That’s the message from the City of Gold Coast and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES).

City targets increased mosquito breeding activity

8:45 AM - Wednesday, 17 December 2014

City of Gold Coast is targeting a rise in mosquito activity in the southern and northern ends of the city in a treatment program covering more than 1800 kilometres.

Draft plan to explore a world of nature recreation

1:30 PM - Tuesday, 16 December 2014

City of Gold Coast wants residents and visitors to discover the world of sustainable nature based recreation experiences on our doorstep, as part of its draft Nature Based Recreation Plan endorsed by Council today.

Hockey’s future stars choose Gold Coast for training

11:00 AM - Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Australia’s elite young hockey players have chosen the Gold Coast as their training ground, with Hockey Australia’s Elite Junior Camp taking up residence for a fortnight.

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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Christmas Waste Competition

Draft City Plan 2015

Register for a larger recycle or garden waste bin by 9 January and be in the draw to win a $200 Coles Myer voucher. Terms and conditions apply.