Broadwater Parklands hireable spaces

Book a space at Broadwater Parklands

Stretching three kilometres of the Broadwater in Southport, is the Gold Coast's world class, Broadwater Parklands (the parklands).

The parklands offer many diverse spaces and facilities which are available for hire. These spaces cater for everything from large scale events to small family gatherings.

The Parklands' dedicated management and maintenance team keep the park in pristine condition. The enjoyment of our outdoor facilities is one of our highest priorities.

Download a map of the parklands(PDF, 2MB)

Check out a list of our most popular areas available for hire, view the latest fees and charges, and find out how to book a space for your event in the sections below.

Spaces/facilities available for hire

Our most popular areas

Barbecues (BBQs) Outdoor spaces Indoor / partly-covered areas
Stingray BBQ and shelter Northern Peninsula Northern Pavilion
Jellyfish BBQ and shelter Fisherman's Lawn Southport Bathing Pavilion
Hammerhead BBQ and shelter The Great Lawn The Rooftop
Leatherjacket BBQ and shelter The Little Lawn
Snapper BBQ and picnic tables Southern Lawn
Barramundi BBQ and picnic tables Southport Pier
Barnacle BBQ and picnic tables Casuarina Grove picnic area
Spanner Crab BBQ and shelter Pandanus Point
Seagrass BBQ and shade sail ANZAC Park
Jewfish BBQ and shade sail
Dugong BBQ and shelter
Osprey BBQ and shelters
Sea Eagle BBQ and shelter

If the area you are interested in is not listed or you would like further information, please contact the Broadwater Parklands Management Team directly to discuss hiring options.

Fees and charges

Download the fees and charges for Broadwater Parklands.

Broadwater Parklands fees and charges(PDF, 91KB)

Book a public event

Planning an event open to the public? You will need to complete the application to host an event on Council controlled land below. Allow two weeks to four months to process this application. The time frame reflects the complexity of the event.

With every public event application, applicants must submit:

  • site plans
  • risk management plans, and
  • public liability insurance certificates.

If your event includes the sale of alcohol you will need to submit an Event Management Plan as part of your application. You will also need a permit from the Office of Liquor and Gaming.

If your event requires road closures, you must provide a Traffic Management Plan and submit an application for Temporary Road closure. Please note a minimum of seven business days' notice is required for all applications with the exception of full road closures, which require a minimum of 14 to 21 days' notice.

There are many great resources and templates available to help with these supporting documents. Visit the Events toolkit page for more information.

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before booking a space within the parklands.

Broadwater Parklands terms and conditions for community and major events(PDF, 181KB)

Submit online form

Book a barbecue or other private event space

Planning a private event like a birthday party, engagement, or wedding? You will need to complete the private gathering online application below. This application requires at least 10 business days to process.

Submit online form

Please read our terms and conditions carefully before booking a space within the parklands.

Broadwater Parklands terms and conditions for weddings and private gatherings(PDF, 176KB)

Dog exercise areas

City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash.

Find an off leash exercise area

Contact us

Need help choosing a location or have some questions about the facilities? Contact us at


Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport 4215  
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