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Beach weddings

Looking to get hitched in paradise? Exchange your vows on our breathtaking beaches.

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Beach weddings

If you are planning to say "I do" on the golden sands of the Gold Coast, you must first obtain City of Gold Coast approval.

Beach weddings are approved by the City at no cost to the applicant on a non-exclusive basis for simple ceremonies only.

The ceremony is limited to a maximum of 50 people. This ensures there is minimal impact on the environment and other beach users. Beach weddings are therefore not appropriate for people considering a large formal wedding.

The beach is for the use and enjoyment of all and public access must not be restricted in any way.

The following locations are not available for beach weddings:

  • Justins Park viewing platform at Burleigh
  • the area known as Echo Beach on the National Park side of Tallebudgera Creek
  • Surfers Paradise beach from Hanlan St to Cavill Ave

There is no cost to be married on Gold Coast beaches

To obtain approval for your beach wedding, you must apply for a beach wedding permit.

Find a link to a beach wedding permit application form below

You can submit your completed application:

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Newly weds walking hand-in-hand along the beach. Image courtesy: Destination Gold Coast.
Wedding setup and décor on the beach.
Newly weds walking hand-in-hand along the beach. Image courtesy: Destination Gold Coast.

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