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The city offers an array of high quality facilities and services suited for any outdoor or sporting enthusiast.

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Sports clubs

Whether it's the thrill of competition or a social game with your mates, the Gold Coast has a sport for you. There's an abundance of sports clubs in the city with many hosting both organised and social competitions throughout the year.

Want to join a sports club or find your nearest sport association? Try the My Community Directory or the Australian Sports Directory, or you can also browse the Queensland Sport and Recreation Database.

Sporting clubs and the City

We at the City of Gold Coast are working closely with the local community to help establish and build strong sporting and recreational clubs and organisations. This commitment plays a vital role in improving the health and wellbeing of Gold Coast residents.

We are committed to helping our local clubs and organisations improve their services and facilities.

The Good Sports program, supported by the City, is also available to assist local community sporting clubs.

Funding programs

Financial assistance for community organisations can be obtained from a number of sources to assist with a range of requirements, from facility upgrades to developing sporting programs.

Our main funding program for community groups is the Community Facility Contribution Program. This provides financial contributions for the purposes of carrying out maintenance, renewal or capital works (improvements) to community facilities on City-controlled land that support community, sport, recreational and educational activities.

There are many funding options available to clubs and organisations, including:

Sustainability Framework

The Leaseholder Sustainability Framework is a mechanism to assist community leaseholders to achieve more sustainable practices.

Find out more about the Sustainability Framework.

For further information, please contact our Recreation Services Branch on 07 5581 6863 or

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