City of Gold Coast is responsible for the management, protection and regulation of bathing reserves (see Queensland Local Government Act 2009). Extended reserve areas were granted by the Department of Local Government and gazetted on 28 August 2009.
We're responsible for some 52 kilometres of ocean beaches, extending from Rainbow Bay to South Stradbroke Island. Our beaches are used extensively for recreation and are integral to our local economy and lifestyle.
Activities within bathing reserves are subject to Local Law 10 (Bathing Reserves).
Relevant applications covered by this local law include:
Download a map of the City's bathing reserves for ocean beach foreshores.
For more information contact our lifeguards on 07 5581 6172.