Permits & Licensing
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City of Gold Coast regulates caravan parks and camping areas across the city to provide appropriate facilities and ensure they are kept in clean and hygienic condition.
It is a requirement of the City of Gold Coast (City) to monitor the standard of operations in all accommodation premises to ensure health and safety of its occupants. The City determines the standard of operation by regulating specific accommodation types
City of Gold Coast (City) regulates swimming pools to ensure they are operated and maintained to an appropriate level that reduces risks to public health and safety.
The display of an advertising device within the City of Gold Coast may require a permit or licence.
This Approval is issued under Gold Coast City Council Local Law No. 12 (Keeping and Control of Animals) and Gold Coast City Council Local Law Policy No. 12 (Keeping and Control of Animals).
City of Gold Coast (City) local laws limit the number of animals that can be kept on a property.
City of Gold Coast requires owners of cats and dogs, who wish to breed from their animals, to hold a breeder permit.
The level of impact of your Home Based Activity (HBA) on the surrounding neighbourhood will determine how your Home Based Activity is assessed.
The Gold Coast’s climate lends itself to use of outdoor areas. In recent years this has led to placing such items as large umbrellas on footpaths on a semi-permanent basis.
As a business-friendly organisation, Gold Coast City Council has reduced all health licensing fees to nil for eligible properties whilst still maintaining the same level of service to business.