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Planning & building

The Gold Coast is a vibrant and attractive city. We are working hard to maintain our enviable lifestyle and ensure our city continues to thrive in a sustainable way.

Lodging a Development Application

Lodge a development application with City of Gold Coast quickly and easily
using our new online form

Development Application SmartForm

The majority of development applications can now be lodged online, with a few exceptions. To view a list of application types that can be lodged using the online form and for information to assist with using the form, visit our eLodgement page.

Development applications can still be mailed or lodged in person at any City of Gold Coast Customer Service Centre. City officers are available to provide assistance with any issues lodging online. Phone support is also available - call 07 5582 8708.

The following groups of forms and documents are related to the Gold Coast Planning Scheme and are available in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and Microsoft Word (DOC).

Development applications can be lodged using our online form at the top of this page.

If you wish to post a development application, address it to:

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

Development applications can also be lodged over the counter at any Customer Service Branch.

For any questions regarding lodgement, please contact the Town Planning Advice Centre on 07 5582 8708.

Development application types and forms required

Lodgement requirements for development applications (PDF 272kb)

Summary of development application forms required (PDF 140kb)