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Mayor’s Listening Post

Visit the Mayor at any of the Listening Posts scheduled across the city until end-May. For the latest locations or to fill in the survey visit

Mayor’s Listening Post
Report graffiti

Graffiti is unwanted, unsightly and expensive to remove. Do your bit by reporting graffiti as soon as you spot it.

Active & healthy holiday program
Chinatown Street Markets

Taste your way through Asia on the first Saturday of every month from 4pm-10pm, commencing 2 May. Each month will have a different Asian inspired feature attraction for everyone to enjoy.

Healthy swimming
Recognition for coastal management

Our 50 year track record of pioneering coastal management work, along with our ongoing partnership with the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management, continues to gain national and international recognition.

National Youth week

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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Community events

BeachCare - Labrador

BeachCare April 18th 2015

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

Gold Coast Film Festival - Frozen Sing-A-Long movie

Frozen Sing-A-Long Movie flyer

Gold Coast Film Festival in conjunction with Broadbeach Alliance will light up the Broadbeach precinct with an outdoor screening of Disney’s blockbuster hit Frozen followed by a sing-a-long of all the favourite songs from the film.

Spooky Spotlight

Spotlight walk

Join rangers from David Fleay Wildlife Park for a spotlight walk and discover the amazing creatures of the night! Includes supper of lamingtons, juice, tea and coffee.

Dr Rufus May - Hearing Voices

Hearing Voices Inc tag words

Hearing Voices Qld, Partners in Recovery Gold Coast and the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health Inc, is hosting a workshop for mental health professionals, consumers and carers, with UK consultant clinical psychologist, Dr Rufus May.

Festival Pavilion

Acrobat balancing up-side-down on chairs

The Surfers Paradise Festival's newest addition, Festival Pavilion, is set to be a non-stop entertainment hub! From unbelievable feats of acrobatics and illusions, workshops in music, photography and dance

Surfers Paradise Festival

Man in a yellow beanbag at the festival

This year's festival features food, art, music, and entertainment in the precinct, with an action-packed program guaranteed to suit the whole family.

Latest news

Draft City Plan 2015 ready for State consideration

1:10 PM - Friday, 10 April 2015

The City of Gold Coast’s draft City Plan 2015 will be sent to the Queensland Government for approval this month.

Youth Week – ‘it starts with us’

8:45 AM - Friday, 10 April 2015

From today to 19 April, City of Gold Coast is hosting a huge range of events for National Youth Week and the theme this year is ‘it starts with us’.

Commonwealth Walkway unveiled at Southport

3:00 PM - Thursday, 9 April 2015

Mayor Tom Tate was joined by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) today as they laid the first piece of the Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Walkway.

Family flavour at international netball festival

4:00 PM - Sunday, 5 April 2015

Family rivalry will take centre stage next week at the 4th Annual International Netball Festival on the Gold Coast from 8-15 April.

Stay safe on our beaches this Easter

4:00 PM - Saturday, 4 April 2015

With tens of thousands of visitors on the Gold Coast this long weekend, Mayor Tom Tate is urging everyone to celebrate Easter safely.

Easter holiday activities keep kids busy

4:00 PM - Thursday, 2 April 2015

Get ready for one of the city’s biggest Easter activity line ups.

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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Mayor's Listening Post

GCW community consultation Feb to Mar 15

Visit the Mayor at any of the Listening Posts scheduled across the city until late May. For the latest locations or to fill in the survey visit

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