Picture Gold Coast

Little girl with fish

Picture Gold Coast is a collection of online historical photographs of the Gold Coast. The collection includes a range of scenes dating from pioneering days to views of life in a modern city. These images convey the history, development, heritage and culture of the Gold Coast region.

The images can be accessed from the library catalogue.

Indigenous Australians are advised that Picture Gold Coast may include images or names of people now deceased.

Digitising of the photograph collection is ongoing. Donations and copies of heritage materials are always appreciated.

Reproducing images from Picture Gold Coast

You can print, copy or download a Picture Gold Coast image for private research or study purposes without asking for permission.

All other uses, such as publishing for community and commercial purposes, including the reproduction of the material on the Internet, is not permitted without prior consent. Contact the Local Studies Library for further information.

The Local Studies Library offers a digital photographic service for customers requiring a higher quality image than can be printed or downloaded from our Picture Gold Coast collection.

For more information please contact the Local Studies Library.


When using images from the Picture Gold Coast we ask that you acknowledge the Library by including the following statement:

"Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast Local Studies Library"

Please also ensure you attribute the photographer if known.


The copyright law is very complex and constantly evolving. Current advice can be obtained from the Australian Copyright Council.

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