Report a problem - City parks & beaches

We work hard to keep our parks, beaches, public toilets, footpaths and other assets clean and in good condition.

If you see anything that needs fixing or cleaning, please let us know about it.

If you notice a problem that is a risk to public safety, please call us as soon as possible on 07 5667 5974.


Facilities & equipment maintenance

If you notice a problem where public safety is at risk and urgent repair or maintenance is needed, please call us on 07 5667 5974.

Our City Maintenance Officers look after the facilities and equipment in public parks and playing fields. We look after:

  • benches and seats
  • barbecues
  • beach showers
  • bollards and fencing
  • dog bag dispenser refills
  • exercise equipment
  • general park maintenance
  • lights
  • park furniture
  • playground equipment
  • shade sails
  • shade sail structures
  • sports playing fields
  • tables
  • taps
  • toilets.

If you notice that any of our public facilities or equipment need repair or maintenance, please either:

  • complete our online repairs and maintenance request
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report MAINTENANCE OR REPAIRS NEEDED


Cleaning required

Our cleaning team works all day, every day to keep our city looking as clean as possible. The public toilets and barbecues in our busiest parks and foreshores are cleaned every day.

If you notice that any of our public facilities need cleaning, please either:

  • complete our online cleaning request
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report CLEANING REQUIRED


Lighting for parks, playing fields & beaches

To report any broken or flickering lights at parks, playing fields or beaches, or to request a new light in a public area, please either:

  • complete our online lighting issues form
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report LIGHTING ISSUES

Our street lights are maintained by Energex. For problems with street lighting, please contact Energex on 13 62 62 or complete their online form.


Rubbish & litter

If you notice a problem with litter or if our public rubbish bins at beaches, parks and streets need emptying or repairing, please either:

  • complete our online rubbish and litter form
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report RUBBISH AND LITTER


Overgrown grass & weeds

We mow the grass in our parks and median strips on a rotating roster. Sometimes weather conditions will encourage the grass to grow faster than normal.

If you are concerned that overgrown grass or weeds on public land could cause a health and safety problem (such as snakes or vermin), please either:

  • complete our online overgrown grass or weeds form
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report OVERGROWN GRASS OR WEEDS

We do not mow grassed footpaths and nature strips in front of private residential, commercial or industrial properties. You are responsible for mowing the footpaths and nature strips outside your property. If you are unable to mow your footpath or nature strip due to financial or medical reasons, you can apply for us to mow it for you. For information on how to apply, please see our Grass footpath & nature strip mowing page.


Dangerous or dilapidated fencing

If you notice any dangerous or dilapidated fencing on or adjoining public land, please report it to us so that we can organise repairs. Please either:

  • complete our online dangerous or dilapidated fencing form
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report DANGEROUS OR DILAPIDATED FENCING

We are responsible for fencing on and adjoining public land, not for fencing on private land. If you are concerned about dangerous or dilapidated fencing on private land, please contact the property owner.


Animal signs & equipment

If you notice that any of our public facilities or equipment need repair or maintenance, please either:

  • complete our online maintenance request for animal signs and equipment form
  • call us on 07 5667 5974.

Report MAINTENANCE NEEDED FOR ANIMAL SIGNS AND EQUIPMENT


Fitness groups in parks

Fitness groups that exercise in parks are controlled by regulations.

Commercial fitness providers must have a permit to operate in parks. For more information about permits please see Commercial fitness training in Gold Coast parks.

Commercial fitness activities are prohibited in some parks. For more information, please see our fact sheet:

Excluded park register(PDF, 94KB)

To report illegal fitness groups in Gold Coast parks, please either:

  • complete our online illegal fitness groups in parks form
  • call us on 07 5667 5991.

Report FITNESS GROUPS IN PARKS


Illegal camping

Camping on the Gold Coast is controlled by law. It is illegal to:

  • camp overnight in a public place
  • sleep overnight in a vehicle parked in a public place
  • set up tents, caravans or swags on private property for the purposes of sleeping overnight. This includes vacant land, private lawns or commercial premises. However, you can set up a tent at an occupied dwelling for the purpose of allowing a child to camp in a tent overnight.

To report illegal camping, please either:

  • complete or online illegal camping form
  • call us on 07 5667 5991.

Report ILLEGAL CAMPING


Illegal mooring or use of a jetty

To report illegal mooring or use of public jetties, pontoons or boat ramps, please either:

  • complete our online illegal use of jetties, pontoons or boat ramps form
  • call us on 07 5667 5991.

Report ILLEGAL USE OF JETTIES, PONTOONS OR BOAT RAMPS


Motorbikes in parks & reserves

It is illegal to ride motorbikes or drive other vehicles in all Gold Coast parks and reserves.

For more information about where it is legal to ride motorbikes, please see our Motorbikes in parks & reserves page.

To report illegal motorbikes in Gold Coast parks and reserves, please contact the police: