City of Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's premier destinations for tourism, lifestyle, commerce and innovation. This website, powered by AAP, contains a broad range of newsworthy stories, image and video, which have been developed in collaboration with the City of Gold Coast. The content is free for all editorial use.

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Athletes shine for the Gold Coast Marathon

In its 41st year the Gold Coast Marathon is regarded as one of the premier destination marathons in the world - ranked up there with Boston and New York.

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Hockey but not as you know it

The 21st World Underwater Hockey Championships are coming to the Gold

Coast Aquatic Centre in 2020 and spectators keen to dip their toe into the action

should remember to bring their swimming costumes and snorkels.

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Logies shine spotlight on new talent

The Australian entertainment industry’s night of nights shares the spotlight with the

filmmakers of tomorrow when the TV Week Logie Awards hit the Gold Coast.

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The GC turns 60!

In six decades, the Gold Coast has transformed itself from a small beach town of 80,000 people to Australia’s sixth largest city and they're ready to celebrate.

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Gold Coast Winter

Destination Gold Coast CEO Annaliese Battista says the ultimate goal is to strengthen the Gold

Coast’s position as Australia’s favourite holiday destination.

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Borobi Day gives local Indigenous language a voice

The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games mascot is set to return to the spotlight for his very own annual cultural event.

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Former UN chief to visit Gold Coast

Ban Ki-moon, the former United Nations Secretary-General will open SportAccord, World Sport and Business Summit on the Gold Coast

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Gold Coast expands digital horizons

A year after the Commonwealth Games brought the world to south-east Queensland, the Gold Coast has doubled down on its status as Australia’s leading digital city.

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Bilby babies a triple treat for the Gold Coast

Bilby triplets, a rare boost to Dreamworld's conservation program on the Gold Coast, is raising awareness of their plight just before Easter.

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Festival takes Gold Coast into new era

One year on from the Commonwealth Games, the curtain is set to rise on the Gold Coast’s premiere arts and culture festival.

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Nature’s fury hits a wall on Gold Coast

It’s hoped a new artificial reef will protect the Gold Coast’s signature beaches from the effects of erosion and extreme weather events in the future.

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Horror fan heaven in the Hinterland

Gold Coast's cinematic celebration brings diverse Australian and International films, filmmakers and screen events to Queensland.

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Sun-safe innovation calls Gold Coast home

An innovative new method to measure harmful UV rays has found a perfect home on the Gold Coast.

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Myf and Joel face their Waterloo

Radio star and music buff Myf Warhurst and comedian Joel Creasey co-host Eurovision Australia Decides on the Gold Coast.

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Gold Coast training a delight for UK champ

British Olympic champion breaststroke swimmer Adam Peaty has jumped back into the deep end at the Gold Coast for a hardcore training session ahead of the 2019 world championships in South Korea.

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Half million horse racing incentive is magic

If horse racing is the sport of kings, Magic Millions Racing Women has turned that adage on its head, inspiring thousands of women globally to become actively involved in thoroughbred horse racing .

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Gold Coast designer lights up World Cup

Queensland design and manufacturing company is set to step into the spotlight at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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Aquaman Exhibition brings Atlantis to the Gold Coast

An exhibition devoted to DC’s seafarer superhero Aquaman makes a splash on the Gold Coast.

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Land lease brings food for koalas

Six thousand eucalyptus trees planted by Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary staff will provide local koalas with a 15-year food supply.

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Gold Coast invests in local success

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark has turned a council arts grant into ARIA chart success.

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Gold Coast’s siren song calls UK swimmers

Find out why England's elite athletes are returning to the Gold Coast to use it as a training base ahead of the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

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Seachange a boon for businesses

Gold Coast International Airport upgrades bring big city infrastructure and business to the lifestyle friendly region.

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Pan Pacific Masters Games set to light up the Gold Coast

More than 15,500 athletes from 40 nations will take part in the Pan Pacific Masters Games, the Gold Coast’s famous celebration of masters’ sport.

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Monster epic set for the Gold Coast

Two of the silver screen’s heaviest hitters, Godzilla and King Kong, will square off in the latest blockbuster to film on the Gold Coast. And what do movie stars choose for their luxury digs on set?

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New era for eastern marine midway

It’s only natural that one of the world’s finest coastlines should have one of the world’s finest halfway points.

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Skydiving Olympics drop into Gold Coast

The Gold Coast’s sport scene is about to reach new heights as the 2018 World Parachuting Championships come to town.

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Gold Coast hosts NFL talent quest

The NFL’s talent drive has scoured Oceania for new blood, and the quest will culminate on the Gold Coast.

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Gateway to the stars, and beyond

A Gold Coast space technology company says Australia’s future lies beyond Earth’s atmosphere.

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Post-games sports boom for venues

Gold Coast sports venues are booked solid, with multiple events running in the lead up to 2019.

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The best new attractions on the Gold Coast

There is more to do on the Gold Coast than just the day on a gorgeous beach, with a raft of new attractions arriving in the past few years.

Things you didn't know about the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast, home to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, is a lot larger and more dynamic than you may think.

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In Pictures: They call us the saltwater people

Gold Coast locals are surrounded by saltwater from fabulous beaches to canals and estuaries. Whether in a boat, on a board or just swimming they know how to make the most of it.

In Pictures: Gold Coast locals love mornings

Visiting the Gold Coast? You'll find out pretty quickly that the locals are morning people. Whether it's walking the beach or sipping on coffee, they know this is the best time of day.

In Pictures: A surfer's paradise all year round

Grab a board, head to the beach. This is life on the Gold Coast. DOWNLOAD PICS

There's more to The Gold Coast than sun, sand and surf. From above this city is stunning. DOWNLOAD PHOTO GALLERY

Lush, green and simply stunning. No wonder so many people love the Gold Coast hinterland

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