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Deliver or host an event on the Gold Coast

Event organisers must complete a brief application for events being delivered on public land. Our team of event specialists will assist in coordinating various stakeholders within the city to ensure you can seamlessly deliver a fantastic event.

Please note:

  1. In order to secure your preferred event location and date, you are encouraged to submit your online application many months prior to the event. Processing times will vary from two weeks for a smaller event to significantly more for larger events.
  2. You must attach a site plan to your application showing the placement of infrastructure. Site maps of various parks are available for download from our Park Finder - search by park name and download the relevant map.
  3. Please see the fee structure below for free community events in parks. If your event is not a free community event, other fee structures will apply. Please refer to Fees and bonds below for further information.
  4. A refundable bond may also apply to your event. Bonds vary based on the size and nature of the event, the extent of infrastructure and the types of vehicles required onsite. Standard bonds range from $1000 to $5000, while events with greater impact will incur a larger bond.
Description Fee Conditions
Application fee $106 per application
Low impact event or community activity $42 per day
Medium impact event or community activity $158 per day
High impact event or community activity $316 per day

Fees and bonds

Council applies a user-pays model to events held in City parks. Should an event provide the opportunity for any person or business to make commercial gain, a venue hire fee will apply.

Venue hire will vary depending on the:

  • access for the community (free, ticketed with fee, ticketed without fee)
  • number of participants
  • impact on park (low, medium, high).

Refundable bonds are applied to cover potential park rectification and will vary depending on the:

  • scale and size of event infrastructure
  • duration of the event
  • number of participants
  • location profile and level of park embellishment
  • seasonal weather conditions.

If your event is not a free community event or is held at Broadwater Parklands, Kurrawa Terrace or the Village Heart, other venue hire fee structures will apply. Please refer to the Register of fees and charges for fees under the below categories:

  • Park and Reserve Hire Rates
    • Park Usage - Use by Conference and Corporate Associated Events
    • Hire rates (TCRA) Temporary Commercial Recreation Activities
  • Broadwater Parklands
  • Village Heart
  • Kurrawa Terrace

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Online event application

Complete, save and submit your application in minutes using our online service.


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