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City recognised as Inclusive Community Champion

The City was awarded for its Accessible and Inclusive City Action Plan 2014-2019 and the new light rail system: G:link.

Get ready Gold Coast
Food initiative

The Pratt Foundation is providing up to $50,000 to fund eligible community organisations that make a difference by channelling safe, nutritious food to disadvantaged or vulnerable people in the City.

Healthy swimming
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
Healthy water

Our waterways have received a glowing report card. Of the 14 regions monitored, 11 have improved since last year or remain at the same level. See the results and read more about our commitment to nature conservation.

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Upcoming events

Clearing the Cloud Confusion

Clearing the Cloud Confusion

It started with Dropbox and now we have Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon3 and hundreds of other companies providing ‘Cloud’ services and it can be very confusing for non-technical people.

Sing Sisters Saturday Mornings

Sing Sisters Saturday Mornings

Come and join us for one Saturday or join us each week.

Australiana Day


Ingleside State School are hosting an "Australiana Day" in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley. Come along to see some wonderful examples of the tools & trades of yesteryear.

Platters to Popera and Pavarotti

Platters to Popera and Pavarotti

When the weekend seems to have flown by all too quickly, and you just don’t want the fun to end, treat the family to a day of music and entertainment at The Marine Village Sanctuary Cove.

Discover Sailing Day

Family and children

We welcome all ages to join us for our Discover Sailing Day at SYC Hollywell Sailing Squadron.

Spring Fantasy

Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra presents 'Spring Fantasy'

This program includes a John Rutter Harp Solo, Mahler's Adagietto from Symphony No. 10 and the premiere of a short work composed by Michael Russo, one of our very own violinists.

Latest news

Emerging designers going swimmingly

1:00 PM - Friday, 24 October 2014

A development program for local designers is paying off, with 10 upcoming designers now getting ready to showcase their creations at the Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival late next month.

Healthy waterways on the Gold Coast

12:35 PM - Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Gold Coast’s waterways are some of the healthiest in South East Queensland, according to the 2014 Ecosystem Health Report Card released today by Healthy Waterways.

Including everyone wins gold for the Gold Coast

12:15 PM - Monday, 20 October 2014

The City was awarded ‘Best Government Department’ by Spinal Injuries Australia at the Inclusive Community Champion awards

Major road upgrade open in Yatala

10:00 AM - Monday, 20 October 2014

A $22 million redevelopment of a major road corridor on the northernmost edge of the city is almost complete and is open to traffic.

City officers mobilised for Spit clean-up

2:00 PM - Friday, 17 October 2014

A comprehensive clean-up of The Spit will get underway today after City officers were early this morning directed to perform an audit of litter hotspots.

Paging all bookworms

3:00 AM - Friday, 17 October 2014

It’s time to grab a bargain book at the City’s first big book sale.

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.