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Indigenous people

A recent census stated that over 3600 Aboriginal people live on the Gold Coast. Many of these are descendants of traditional Aboriginal people of the region, while others have moved to the Gold Coast from other regions throughout Australia.

Ongoing work is being carried out by the City and the local Aboriginal community to document their history and culture and share it with others.

Find out more about the Indigenous culture and heritage of the Gold Coast at the links below.

View to Springbrook National Park from Currumbin Valley

Statistics for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Find key statistics related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples on the Gold Coast.


Participants de-briefing, 2019 South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp

Indigenous culture

Valuing and elevating our Indigenous culture is a key action within the City of Gold Coast's Culture Strategy 2023.

Find out how we support programs and initiatives that deliver on this action, including the Indigenous Artist Camp.


Indigenous man explaining part of his culture to two children by Tallebudgera Creek

Indigenous history and heritage

Learn about the history of Indigenous people of the Gold Coast since European settlement.


Indigenous people performing a dance at a Jellurgal cultural tour

Indigenous protocol

Read our Indigenous Acknowledgement.

Find more information about traditional protocols and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.


Images courtesy of City of Gold Coast:
1. View to Springbrook National Park from Currumbin Valley.
2. Participants de-briefing, 2019 South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp.
3 & 4. Jellurgal Aboriginal Cutural Centre Walking Tour.

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