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Celebrate GC - Diamond Jubilee Birthday

Hip, hip, hooray our city is 60 years young! We celebrated by inviting everyone to our Diamond Jubilee Birthday party that was held on Saturday 13 July.

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We celebrated our Diamond Jubilee birthday in true Gold Coast style with an amazing music line-up, delicious food and of course fireworks!

The stellar all-Gold Coast music line-up bought thousands of people to Broadwater Parklands and each and every act from The Hanlon Brothers, Eliza and The Delusionals, The Lamplights and of course the incredible Amy Shark rocked the house!

Here’s the video that was shown at the event celebrating 60 years of all that’s great about our fantastic city:

  • Music and culture
  • Sports and events
  • Our changing cityscape
  • Our beaches and hinterland
  • Gold Coast characters.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the event below.

This event was proudly supported by 92.5 Gold FM, Nine Gold Coast News and Blank GC.

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Amy Shark
Eliza and The Delusionals
Hanlon Brothers
The Lamplights
Fireworks at night
Food trucks

Proudly supported by:

Sponsor - 92.5 Gold FM
Sponsor - Nine News Gold Coast
Celebrate GC sponsor logo Blank Gold Coast

Notice of filming and photography

By entering this City of Gold Coast event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded and to the release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction of the photographs and/or recordings now or in the future in any medium without restriction or financial compensation and waive any and all claims connected with the taking, recording, publication and use of the photographs and recordings. You acknowledge and agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver and release before entering the event.

If you do not agree to the above please do not enter the event venue.

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  • Is the event free?


  • What day and time is the event?

    Saturday 13 July 2019 from 3pm to 7pm.

  • Where is the event?

    On the Great Lawn at Broadwater Parklands. The address is Marine Parade, Southport. Located on the Broadwater side of Marine Parade (opposite Australia Fair).

  • What public transport will get me there?

    Catch the G:link to Broadwater Parklands and get off at the Southport station. You can also make your journey active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to the event.

  • What about parking?

    Free parking is available at Carey car park, opposite Australia Fair. If driving your car is a must, be sure to carpool with friends or family. Please note the Broadwater Parklands car park will be closed except for accessible parking. If you require accessible parking please speak with the traffic controller upon entry to the car park.

  • What is the stage schedule?

  • What time are the fireworks?

    The fireworks will begin at approximately 6.50pm, at the conclusion of Amy Shark’s set and will be a spectacular 10-minute display.

  • Can I bring alcohol?


  • Can I buy alcohol there?


  • Can I bring my pet?

    For the wellbeing of all attending the event, we recommend pets are left at home.

  • What if it rains?

    If the event is cancelled due to wet weather or for any other reason, we will update the Celebrate GC – Diamond Jubilee Birthday Facebook event page.

  • What food will be available?

  • Can I bring my own food?

    Yes, of course! Be sure to pack a picnic blanket too.

  • Can I refill my water bottle for free?

    Yes you can, look out for the refill stations and bring your own water bottle to refill for free.

  • What if someone goes missing?

    All lost children will be taken to the first aid station next to The Fish Shak café if parents cannot be located. If you find a lost child, please take the child to the first aid station or a Queensland Police Officer.


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