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The Gold Coast is a premier events city.
With the city’s strengths in tourism, the Gold Coast attracts people from across the world to attend major events.
Recent studies have shown that close to one quarter of the visitors to the Gold Coast came to specifically attend an event, festival or exhibition.
The natural environment is an extraordinary asset and an integral part of the local identity and culture, with world-famous beaches, protected waterways, parklands and heritage-listed rainforests.
The Gold Coast has extensive amenities that can cater to a broad range of events from large international events to small intimate occasions. Many of event facilities have been designed with participant and spectator experience in mind and take advantage of the subtropical climate.
The City of Gold Coast (City) is investing approximately $200 million into new and redeveloped event infrastructure that is increasing our ability to support major international events such as the Commonwealth Games one of the largest multi-sports events in the world.Already on the City’s portfolio of major events are:
- Gold Coast Airport Marathon
- Quiksilver and Roxy Pro (World Surf League)
- RACV Ladies Masters (Golf)
- Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
- Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
- Gold Coast 600 (V8 Supercars)
- Magic Millions Racing Carnival
- Australian PGA Championship (Golf)
- Bleach Festival (Arts and Culture)
- Australian Surf Life Saving Championships
- Gold Coast Film Festival
- Swell Sculpture Festival
City of Gold Coast understands the cultural, social and economic benefits of events and a team available to assist you with your event needs; from local industry introductions to event location recommendations and financial assistance.
Contact the City of Gold Coast’s events team for more information.
Gold Coast Event Guide
Download the Gold Coast Event Guide (PDF) for more information on the industry, facilities and assistance available.
attract people from around the world
extensive event amenities and parklands