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Gold Coast events

Our success in hosting events of various sizes and types throughout the year, has earned the Gold Coast an enviable reputation as an events destination.


Gold Coast Tilapia Busters Tournament

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The Gold Coast Tilapia Busters Event is the biggest Pest Fish event in South East Queensland. Run by City of Gold Coast with assistance from My Catch Australia and Gold Coast Fishing Fanatics, the event was launched originally in 2015. The event is a free community event designed to raise community awareness of Tilapia’s devastating effect on the environment.

The day aims to remove Tilapia and other introduced fish (Goldfish, Koi and European carp) from the lakes, while raising awareness of further issues effecting water quality.

Mozambique Tilapia (Mozambique mouth-brooder) is an introduced fish that competes with our native species, damages aquatic plants and increases water turbidity (cloudiness).

The event is family friendly. Parents bring your kids! Kids bring your parents for a fun-filled morning of fishing.

At the event we will have:

  • fishing industry and pest displays organised Bio Security and City of Gold Coast
  • a bait store, selling worms and tackle for the day
  • a free barbecue
  • a raffle prize draw (receive a free raffle ticket at weigh in).

Each participant will need to book a ticket through Eventbrite in a division relevant to the participants age.

Find out more and book online to jon in the fun.

Please note: an indemnity form must be completed online prior to the event.


From: 6:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Saturday, 2 November 2019


Robina Parkway dog park, Robina Parkway, Merrimac








City of Gold Coast


07 5667 5972




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