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The City of Gold Coast's Events Calendar is your guide to festivals and events taking place across the city.

Deliver or host an event on the Gold Coast

Event organisers must complete a brief application for events being delivered on public land. Our team of event specialists will assist in coordinating various stakeholders within the city to ensure you can seamlessly deliver a fantastic event.

Please note:

  1. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held from 4 to 15 April 2018. In anticipation of the increased workload throughout all departments of the City of Gold Coast, including key staff being diverted from their routine duties, we are encouraging all applications for events proposed to be held in the period 1 January to 31 May 2018 to be submitted by the end of 2017. Our goal is to respond to all applications, however it is probable that we will not have the capacity to approve late applications.
  2. In order to secure your preferred event location and date, you are encouraged to submit your online application many months prior to the event. Processing times will vary from two weeks for a smaller event to significantly more for larger events.
  3. You must attach a site plan to your application showing the placement of infrastructure. Site maps of various parks are available for download from our Park Finder - search by park name and download the relevant map.

Apply to deliver an event on the Gold Coast

Online event application

Complete, save and submit your application in minutes using our new online service.

Fees for community events in parks

Description Fee Conditions
Application fee $98 per application
Low impact event or community activity $40 per day
Medium impact event or community activity $150 per day
High impact event or community activity $300 per day

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Organise a Business Event

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Book a park for a social event

Book a Park for a social gathering

Our community is welcome to use Gold Coast parks and reserves for special gatherings such as wedding ceremonies, parties and family gatherings.


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