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Do you need a permit or licence from City of Gold Coast? Find out more here.
Permits and licences require renewal each year. Find information on how to renew your licence or permit.
We monitor the standard of operations in fixed, mobile and temporary food premises through the licensing of particular food businesses to confirm that food for sale is safe and suitable for human consumption in accordance with the Food Act 2006.
We regulate and monitor roadside/footpath dining to ensure all businesses operate in a way that is safe and complies with local laws. All roadside/footpath dining businesses require a permit.
City of Gold Coast regulates roadside vendors to ensure activities are carried out in a safe manner for pedestrians and road users. Find out how to apply for a permit.
Council regulates the use of fixtures such as large umbrellas and lights on footpaths installed on a semi-permanent basis. Find out how to apply for a permit.
Find out if a licence or permit is required to display your advertising device and how to apply if applicable.
Aircraft operations (e.g. helicopter landings/takeoffs) must comply with the Gold Coast City Plan and local laws.
To obtain approval for your beach wedding, you must apply for a beach wedding permit. Find out how to apply.
Permit information for commercial fitness providers wishing to conduct fitness activities in Gold Coast parks.
City of Gold Coast regulates caravan parks and camping areas across the city to provide appropriate facilities and ensure they are kept in a clean and hygienic condition.
Charitable, non-profit community, educational and religious organisations need a permit to fundraise, tout or hand out publications on Council-controlled land.
A licence is required for hot air ballooning operations, regardless of whether they launch or land on private property or Council parks.
Find out if a licence is required for your personal appearance service (e.g. tattooing, hairdressing, body piercing) and how to apply if it is.
City of Gold Coast regulates swimming pools to ensure they are operated and maintained to an appropriate level that reduces risks to public health and safety. Find out if you need a licence to operate.
Information about temporary advertising device licences for non-profit organisations.
Find conditions required and how to apply for a permit to operate a horse drawn vehicle or pedicab carrying passengers.
You must have a film production licence from us to film or take photographs for commercial purposes on areas we manage. Find out how to apply.
Find out what type of activities require an environmental authority from Council and how to apply.
We regulate and monitor the standard of operations in rental accommodation premises to ensure the health and safety of its occupants. You need a licence from us if you are operating a hostel or backpacker accommodation.
Find out how to apply for a permit to busk within the Central Business District at Southport, Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and parts of Coolangatta, Kirra and Tugun.
You need approval to access Council-controlled parkland for all scientific research or native seed collection.
Approval is required for all temporary access to residential or private property through Council-controlled parkland.
You need to apply for approval if you wish to temporarily occupy a Council park for a construction site and traverse parks by vehicle for construction purposes.
You will need a permit if you live within the Hope Island Resort, Cova Estate, or Sanctuary Cove Resort and wish to operate your golf buggy within the Santa Barbara Road Reserve or Cova Boulevard Road Reserve.
You will need a permit to commercially operate your vessel or amphibious vehicle at public pontoons or boat ramps within the City.
The City is seeking applications from suitable candidates to grant three-year permits to operate arts and crafts markets in designated, approved parkland sites.