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Supporting the community

City of Gold Coast has implemented a range of initiatives to support the voluntary sector across the city.

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Community development

The City of Gold Coast offers support to assist more than 1700 not-for-profit community groups operating on the Gold Coast. Groups provide community safety, social connection, sporting and recreational activities along with supporting vulnerable residents. Our local community groups and volunteers contribute to the liveability and wellbeing of our city. See below for details of our free workshop program for not-for-profit groups.

The City of Gold Coast also develops and maintains partnerships with representatives from community groups, local businesses and other levels of government in order to support the sustainability of community groups. Our City Connect program provides opportunities for residents to meet their neighbours and interact with others through free or low-cost community activities. See details of upcoming activities on this page below.

To find out about many other activities and programs in your local area, view our Events calendar or see our Online Gold Coast Community Directory.

Upcoming free community workshops


Free CPR Awareness

Cardiac arrest can happen to people of all ages and at any time or location. Support your community by learning how to respond to a person who requires emergency assistance including how to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on an adult, child or infant.

The session is free and will be delivered by the Queensland Ambulance Service. A light morning tea will be provided.

Please note this is not an accredited CPR course.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 19 November 2019 10am to 11am Ormeau Centre, 3 Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau

Places are limited. To secure your place email your name, contact details and the name of your community group to by Friday 15 November.


Free Social Statistics Workshop

Come along to this free workshop to learn how to use and This workshop will provide an overview of the City’s community profiling tools which will enable you to examine the population characteristics of your local community.

Using demographic information can help you to plan and advocate for your community more effectively, deliver services and build the evidence you need for grant applications.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 12 December 2019 1.30pm to 2.30pm Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre, 1 Garrick Street, Kirra

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