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A special thanks to our community and official partners who play a part in caring for our coastline.

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Our partners

Aerial view of a whale and surfers near Snapper Rocks. Click to enlarge

So many of us walk, fish, surf, swim, practise yoga, or simply savour our morning coffee on our beaches, there’s really no better place to be! Regardless of how you enjoy your beach experience, looking after our coastline is a team effort.

It’s important that individuals, businesses, and governments work together to maintain our beaches so we can all continue to benefit from them. The City is continually working to develop partnerships that support the management of our beaches.

A special thanks to our community and official partners who play a part in caring for our coastline.

Our community

Three BeachCare volunteers planting vegetation on a dune Click to enlarge

Our most important partner in caring for our beaches is our community. In the 2018-19 financial year our community contributed 2680 hours of their time to look after our beaches through programs such as BeachCare, Friends of Federation Walk, and the NaturallyGC Nature Walks program.

If you’re keen to get involved, BeachCare is a hands-on volunteer program that supports the community in caring for our coastal environment. Join in activities such as planting dune vegetation, removing weeds and collecting litter. Check out the BeachCare calendar to find an event near you. You can also find BeachCare events on our Events calendar.

BeachCare Coordinator
Phone: 07 5552 8829

Griffith University

Dune planting on a Gold Coast beach Click to enlarge

The City works with Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management to deliver a number of initiatives which teach the community about coastal processes and our precious beach ecosystem.

CoastEd offers both primary and secondary school students the opportunity to learn about our coastal strips while taking part in dune planting or beach clean-up activities. A range of fun beach workshop sessions are also scheduled during school holidays. Book early to secure a spot!

The CoastEd Coordinator
Maggie Muurmans
Phone: 07 5552 8823
CoastEd session expression of interest form

Save the Waves Coalition

Saves the Waves Coalition logo

In 2016, a 16-kilometre stretch of the Gold Coast, from Burleigh Point to Snapper Rocks, was declared a World Surfing Reserve. An initiative of the Save the Waves Coalition, the program serves as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas by recognising and protecting the key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes of surfing.

Since the dedication, the City continues to work with a Local Stewardship Council to implement and manage the reserve.

Visit to find out more.

Tweed Sand Bypassing

Surfers at Duranbah Beach Click to enlarge

City of Gold Coast supports the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project, run by the New South Wales and Queensland state governments. The project aims to maintain the coastal sand drift northwards along the beaches on the southern Gold Coast and ensure a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River.

Read about the project at

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