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Gold Coast history and heritage

Discover how the City of Gold Coast is working to conserve and celebrate the rich and unique heritage of the Gold Coast.

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Community museums and local history groups

Many community museums and local history groups operate on the Gold Coast, offering a variety of insights into Gold Coast life from early settlement to current times.

We hope that the following list will assist you with getting connected.

Gold Coast Historical Society Inc.

Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum

Gold Coast Family History Society

  • Where: Rm 3, Bicentennial Building, 833 Nerang-Southport Road, Nerang
  • When: Tuesday/Wednesday, 9.30am – 2.30pm;
    Thursday 11am – 8.30pm;
    Saturday, 10am – 4.30pm
  • Contact: The Secretary, PO Box 2763, Southport QLD 4215
  • Phone: 07 5582 8855
  • Email:
  • Website:

Gold Coast Sporting Hall of Fame

Gold Coast Australia Day Foundation and Heritage Voice

FamilySearch (The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints)

14th Light Horse & National Servicemen Assoc. Museum

  • Where: 3 Worongary Road, Worongary (adjacent to Mudgeeraba Showgrounds)
  • When: Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays, 10.30am – 2.30pm or by appointment
  • Cost: Donation
  • Contact: Mr Peter McLaughlin
  • Phone: 07 5525 3079 or 0407 119 569

South Coast Restoration Society

Southport Military Museum

  • Where: QLD Naval Brigade Drill Hall, Owen Park, 201 Queen Street, Southport
  • When: Every second month, on the first Sunday of that month, 11am – 2pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Phone: 0437 732 575
  • Email:

St. Hilda’s School archives

Surf World Museum

Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Museum

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