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Bring on Spring

Broadwater Parklands will come alive with the sound of music, dance, art and an impressive range of family activities during our ‘Bring on Spring’ celebration - five weeks of fun from 6 September to 12 October 2014.

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Celebrate Gold Coast

You’re invited to celebrate our city’s culture, lifestyle and flavours at the best beach party of the year, featuring indie band Sheppard. Sunday 28 September, 7am–1pm, Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta

Get ready Gold Coast
Titans holiday clinic

The Gold Coast Titans are holding two school holiday clinics for boys and girls aged 5-12 years. Places are limited so don’t miss out and register today.

Celebrate Bleach*

If you’re a local wanting to know your city better, or a visitor searching for a Gold Coast that’s beyond the mainstream, visit More Gold Coast.

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Upcoming events

Protecting Living Dinosaurs - sea turtle conservation

Protecting Living Dinosaurs - sea turtle conservation

Award winning conservation biologist Maggie Muurmans will be discussing sea turtles; their lifecycles, migration patterns and the important role they play in preserving the health of the marine environment.

Farmyard Fun Day

Family and children

Give the kids a taste of country life when the Broadwater meets the bush at the Farmyard Fun Day.

Step Back in Time Disco Fever

Step Back in Time Disco Fever

Come and get your boogie on with the electric sounds at our own Disco.

Training wheels to two wheels course - Mudgeeraba

Training wheels to two wheels course

The 'Training wheels to two wheels' course teaches children aged from four (4) to 10 how to advance from training wheels to two wheels. Children must bring their own two-wheeled bike.

Wildlife Ranger Experience (10-12 years)

Wildlife Ranger Experience (10-12 years)

Sneak a peek into the exciting world of a wildlife ranger at David Fleay Wildlife Park!

Kids Week

Surfers Paradise Kids Week

Surfers Paradise has this September school holidays sorted with Kids Week presented by Zagame's Paradise Resort!

Latest news

Kids get hands dirty for sports park’s first birthday

11:00 AM - Thursday, 18 September 2014

Gold Coast school children are set to give Ormeau Sports Park 3,000 green birthday gifts this week, as part of a huge City of Gold Coast project to enhance the greenery of the parkland and adjacent river.

Working together to defeat declared pests

11:00 AM - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Coordinated action between neighbouring and cross-border councils, community groups and landholders is the cornerstone of the City of Gold Coast’s approach to preventing and managing declared pests across the city.

Surf lifesavers back on our beaches for summer

2:00 PM - Thursday, 18 September 2014

City Chief Lifeguard Warren Young has applauded the volunteer surf lifesavers on the eve of their 2014-15 patrol season.

Granny flat fees scrapped

10:30 AM - Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Mayor Tom Tate has announced infrastructure fees for family accommodation dwellings (up to 100m2) will be completely waived for the duration of Council’s term.

Council resolution on place of worship at Currumbin Waters

1:00 PM - Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Council today resolved to reject an application for a Material Change of Use (MCU) for a proposed Place of Worship at 14 Villiers Drive and 3 Coghill Drive, Currumbin Waters.

More funding for transport service for oncology patients

1:00 PM - Monday, 15 September 2014

The Special Budget Committee of the Council of the City of the Gold Coast today resolved to allocate a further $140,000 towards the Oncology Treatment Transport Service.

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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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.