City Lights Program

City of Gold Coast has several assets that can be lit up in specific colours to promote major events or community awareness campaigns. The assets that are currently available include:

Surfers Paradise

  • Isle of Capri Bridge
  • The iconic Surfers Paradise sign at the beach end of Cavill Mall
  • Decorative garden lighting on the Surfers Paradise foreshore


  • The Broadbeach sign located in Victoria Park
  • Decorative lighting in Victoria Park

If your community organisation would like to light up our city, please see the guidelines, eligibility criteria and how to submit an expression of interest below.

See below a list of current and upcoming major events and community awareness campaigns celebrated with our City Lights program.

Date Event COLOUR
5 June World Environment Day Green
6 June Queensland Day Maroon
7-13 June International Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Teal
15 June World Elder Abuse Awareness Purple
21-23 June Big City Lights Purple
26 June State of Origin #2 Maroon
28-30 June Big City Lights Purple


An expression of interest can be made anytime throughout the year and will be used to develop a calendar for the City Lights Program. Submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received. A new submission is required for any subsequent event/campaign. Council reserves the right to change the calendar for the City Lights Program in order to maximise the vibrancy of the Gold Coast, including changing colours without notice.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Must be a major event or community awareness campaign.
  2. Must provide a benefit to Gold Coast residents.
  3. Submissions must:
    • be made by the organisation who owns the major event or community awareness campaign
    • request to light up the assets for no greater than 7 nights in duration
    • be for a major event or community awareness campaign occurring within the next 12 months.


Should the City accept your expression of interest to light up the above listed assets, no fees will apply.

Submit your Expression of Interest

Express interest in the City Lights Program