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Pay your water every quarter

From 1 July 2014, your water notice will be issued quarterly - usually in July, October, January and April of each year. Quarterly bills will assist in monitoring your water usage.

Healthy swimming
Feeling great is just around the corner

Get active and healthy with free and low cost sport, recreation, fitness and wellbeing activities every week at locations across the Gold Coast.

Get ready Gold Coast
Swell sculpture

From the monumental to the miniscule, the free 12th annual Swell Sculpture Festival will showcase more than 70 sculptures by local, national and international artists. 12-21 September at Currumbin Beach

Celebrate Bleach*
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, including Sara Carrigan and Jenny Alcorn.

The Reveal touring


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.

To find out more about our website, please view the key features with helpful tips and frequently asked questions.

Upcoming events

Taoist Tai Chi - Mermaid Beach

Tai Chi classes

Weekly beginner class of instruction tolearn the sequence of the 108 moves of Taoist Tai Chi.

Arts Centre presents Jazz in The Basement featuring Lil' Fi and the Late Night Revival

featuring Lil' Fi and the Late Night Revival

Lil' Fi is a singer/songwriter of Australia-wide renown. She has a unique way of electrifying an atmosphere with her enviable stage presence, wit and pizzazz.

Little Paws Kitten Rescue 10th Anniversary Charity Cat Show

Little Paws Kitten Rescue 10th Anniversary Charity Cat Show

Little Paws Kitten Rescue is hosting a charilty cat show at the Albert Waterways Community Centre on Saturday 2 August.

Become a better cyclist - Runaway Bay

Become a better cyclist

Become a better cyclist and learn more about road safety in this free cycle training course.

Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Largest of its type in Australia with over 70,000 competitors, 600 sections - dance, music and drama.

4th Annual Gold Coast Outsider Artists Exhibition

4th Annual Gold Coast Outsider Artists Exhibition

Annual art exhibition by local community amateur artists. This years theme 'Go Figure'. Come along and support your local community.

Latest news

Off-road all the way from Hollywell to Southport

4:30 PM - Monday, 28 July 2014

The first section of a new $1.7 million missing link in the Gold Coast’s 800 km Greenway cycleway network has been completed in Labrador.

Hard line on graffiti paying off

10:30 AM - Friday, 18 July 2014

The City’s hard line on graffiti is paying off. For the first time, the cost of cleaning up unsightly graffiti is under $1 million.

Arts funding reaches new heights

8:00 AM - Friday, 18 July 2014

Aerial artists reached new heights reflecting the City’s record funding for arts and culture. City of Gold Coast is investing nearly $12 million in culture this financial year.

The Gold Coast CBD: ready for business

10:00 AM - Thursday, 17 July 2014

Southport is ready for business. Since the suburb was declared a Priority Development Area (PDA) late in 2013, there has been approximately $200 million worth of development applications either approved or lodged.

Crews repairing broken water main at Broadbeach Waters

3:40 PM - Tuesday, 15 July 2014

City of Gold Coast crews are working to fix a broken water main on Rio Vista Boulevard, just south of Delungra Street.

Set the speed dial for the hottest tickets in town

9:00 AM - Thursday, 10 July 2014

Phone lines open today for the ever popular Mayor's Seniors Week Variety Concert.

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.