Seek support for an event

Experience Gold Coast

Experience Gold Coast is responsible for developing and promoting the city as:

  • Australia's premier tourism destination
  • the home of major events
  • a preferred place to study
  • a city that celebrates arts and cultural experiences.

We offer support for major events and business events held on the Gold Coast as well as event marketing.

Major event support

The Event Partnerships Program provides support for major events that drive tourism and economic benefit to the Gold Coast. The Program's vision is to ignite the city with a vibrant array of festivals, sporting and cultural events that showcase the Gold Coast as a world class, global events destination. To find out more, visit Major Events Gold Coast website.

Business event support

The Destination Gold Coast Business Events team offers a range of tools to help you pull off your next business event. To find out more, visit Destination Gold Coast Business Events website.

Marketing support

Free listing of your event on our official destination marketing website Destination Gold Coast. Complete a listing in the Australian Tourism Data Warehouse or contact

Tourism & Events Queensland (TEQ)

TEQ invests in and/or supports events across three major program groups being:

  • Major Event Investment
  • Queensland Destination Events Program
  • Business Events

Visit TEQ's website for further information.

Local Councillors

Gold Coast Councillors are supportive of events that are designed to provide a benefit to the city and to the residents of their community.

Community Grants Program

The City's Community Grants Programs are designed to assist community organisations to deliver projects or events that benefit the residents of the Gold Coast and promote community outcomes.

Community grant programs run on an annual basis, generally from 1 July. To be eligible to apply for a community grant, community organisations must demonstrate that the project or event meets the objectives of the funding program and is aligned to the City's Vision, Gold Coast 2032.

For the most up to date information, including opening dates and eligibility criteria, visit Community grants.