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By accessing City of Gold Coast websites (the Site), and or using any information or material available from or via it, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you must not use the information on the Site.

In these terms and conditions the following meanings apply:

  1. ‘Council, City, City of Gold Coast, we, us, our’ all mean Council of the City of Gold Coast.
  2. ‘Site’ means this website and includes all other websites and sub-sites managed by Council, having the domain name or sub-domains for example, www.[ ] Note that the domain resolves to
  3. ‘Material’ means any text, symbol, logo, image, video, audio, document, file or other data on the Site.
  4. ‘You, your’ means any person accessing the Site.

Copyright notice

© Copyright, Council of the City of Gold Coast (Council) unless stated otherwise.

All Material on the Site is protected by the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Except for purposes permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, you must not use, copy, modify, transmit, store, publish or distribute the Material or any part thereof without written permission of the Chief Executive Officer. To request permission, please address all correspondence to:

Mr Dale Dickson
Chief Executive Officer
City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
Gold Coast MC 9729

When you access the Site, you agree to:

  1. use the Material on the site only for personal or educational information purposes and not for any other purpose;
  2. include the copyright notice in any copy you make;
  3. not modify information found in Council materials, attribute it as Council material, and then present it as Council material without prior written permission;
  4. not use the material for any commercial purpose.

Use of resources for education

Schools, teachers and students are allowed to use the Material where relevant, only for study, research, criticism, review and projects but must acknowledge the source of the Material.

Information provided on and its sub-pages is able to be downloaded, copied or printed for personal or educational purposes, provided users acknowledge the source of the material and do not use the material for any other purpose.

Use of interactive maps

The information on Council’s interactive mapping sites (including the City Plan interactive mapping website):

  1. does not replace or substitute the formal planning scheme maps published on Council’s City Plan website and, to the extent of any inconsistency between the interactive mapping and the formal planning scheme maps, the formal planning scheme maps prevail;
  2. does not represent Council’s formal or final position on the content of the City Plan maps; and
  3. is not intended to be used for commercial purposes such as property transactions or settlements. You should NOT rely upon the interactive mapping to make any decisions, and not use interactive mapping as a basis to decide whether to purchase or otherwise invest in property.

If you wish to obtain further or particular information with respect to any property, visit our Buying, selling and searches page for more information. Council makes no representations and gives no warranties in relation to the information provided in its interactive mapping sites (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, quality, merchantability, fitness for purpose or suitability) or that access to and use of the interactive mapping site will not expose you to viruses, malicious code or other forms of interference that may damage your own computer system.

Use of Open Data

Open Data is provided by Council to share certain general information with the public. All reasonable measures are taken to ensure the quality and accuracy of this information; however Council makes no warranty in either respect. If you find any information that you believe may be inaccurate, please contact us. Use of information made available via our Open Data sites is permitted under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence and you agree to comply with the terms of that licence, the terms of which are available via the Creative Commons website. This licence allows you to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format and remix, transform and build upon the material for any purpose.

You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests that Council endorses you or your use.

You do not have to comply with the license for elements of the material in the public domain or where your use is permitted by an applicable exception or limitation.

No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Council accepts no liability (including without limitation, an action in contract, negligence or other tortious action) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to access to, reliance upon or any use of the interactive mapping or the open data sets available to the public.

All matters relating to your access to and use of interactive mapping and Open Data are governed by the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia.

Maps on the City Plan and ArcGIS are inaccessible to website assistive technologies. If you require assistance accessing or interpreting any of these maps please contact us on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326).

Interactive mapping includes data provided by the State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines) which is subject to the following:

© State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines)

Based on data provided by the State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Mines) (the State). In consideration of the State permitting use of this data you acknowledge and agree that the State gives no warranty in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness, currency or suitability) and accepts no liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.


Information on Council’s websites is for general reference. Whilst we endeavour to ensure that information is current and accurate, Council makes no warranty in either respect.

Please use caution in using such information as it:

  1. may not have been produced by Council, but instead provided by third parties;
  2. may not be available, accurate, current or complete;
  3. is subject to change without notice;
  4. is not a substitute for independent professional advice and you should obtain specific professional advice relevant to your particular circumstances;
  5. may include the views or recommendations of third parties, which do not necessarily reflect the views of Council.

Your use of the Site (and any information or material available from it) is your responsibility. Your use of the information on this Site is at your own risk. Your accept all risks and consequences that might arise from your use of the Site (and any information available from it). This includes:

  1. any risk of your computer, software or data being damaged by any virus, disabling codes, worms or other devices and defects which might be transmitted or activated via the website, or your access to it or the downloading of files from the Site; and
  2. any risk of connections transmitted to and from the Site being intercepted and modified by third parties.

Council shall not be liable, to the extent permitted by law, for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) or for any personal injury, loss or damage suffered or sustained in connection with any use of or reliance on any information contained on the Site.

Any use of, or reliance on, such information is at the risk of the user who accepts all risk, responsibility and liability for any loss, damage, cost or other consequence arising directly or indirectly from such use or reliance.

Council does not give any representation or warranty of any kind (whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise) including in relation to the availability, accuracy, currency, completeness, quality, reliability or suitability for any purpose of the Site and any information or material available from it, or that the information or material will not infringe any third party intellectual property rights, or that the Site will be free from defects, viruses, third party interception or other security threats or vulnerabilities including those which could cause loss or damage to you; and

To the extent permitted by law, You hereby release discharge, indemnify and hold harmless Council and each of its officers and employees from and against any claim which may be brought against or made upon or incurred by any of them in connection with your use of the Material (whether or not that use is for the intended purpose); and or your reliance on information contained in or accessed through the Site.

To the extent that Council’s liability for a breach of any statutory condition or warranty cannot be excluded, then to the extent permitted by law, liability is limited to, at Council’s discretion, the replacement of the information or Material from the Site.

Third party websites

Information of and links to external organisations which appear from time to time on Council’s websites are provided for convenience and informational purposes only. Council has no direct control over the content of any linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. The provision of such information does not constitute an endorsement or approval by, or any relationship with, Council of any of the products, services or opinions of the organisation or person. Council makes no warranty about and accepts no responsibility for the accuracy, quality, suitability, completeness or legality of such content whether on its or on the external website or for that of subsequent links within such websites or that those sites are safe, secure and free from any virus. Accordingly users should make their own enquiries and decisions about these matters. Any use of, or reliance on, such information is at the risk of the user who accepts all responsibility and liability for any loss, damage, cost or other consequence arising directly or indirectly from such use or reliance.

Information collection

Occasionally Council needs to collect your personal information to provide you with services. Where Council collects your personal information, it does so in accordance with the requirements of the Information Privacy Act 2009 and its Privacy Policy. The collection of personal information is necessary to provide you with the services requested, and may be used to update and maintain Council's customer information records. We may contact you from time to time to provide you with information regarding City of Gold Coast services and to ensure that our records are accurate. Your information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act (Qld) 2009 and may be accessed by Councillors, Council employees and authorised contractors where it is necessary. Unless authorised or required by law, we will not provide your personal information to any other person or agency. Please read our Privacy Policy for further information.

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