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Cultural diversity

The City is proudly culturally diverse, with almost one in three residents born overseas.

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Cultural diversity

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Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349

The Community Recovery Hotline has been activated by the Queensland Government to assist people who have been advised to quarantine at home by a medical professional, Queensland Health or by direction from government and who have no other mechanisms for support. Call the hotline for more information or if you need support, or to get food or other essential items.


For updates on impacts to City services, visit our Novel coronavirus (COVID-19): City updates web page, or contact the City by phone: 1300 465 326 or email:

Please visit our Community support page for additional COVID-19 information.

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If you are an international student and are seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic you can contact the Study Gold Coast Student Hub.

Diversity on the Gold Coast

Our city is proudly culturally diverse with almost one in three residents born overseas. We also have close to one million visitors each year from countries all over the world.

Meet some of our residents by viewing the video below:

Our residents and visitors from culturally diverse backgrounds make a valued social and economic contribution to our city by:

  • building a culturally diverse city
  • bringing new and innovative skills
  • participating in employment and educational opportunities
  • developing strong international partnerships.

The City works in partnership with multicultural services, community groups, and government agencies to create a welcoming and inclusive community for residents and visitors. To find out more, contact us at or call (07) 5581 6502.

Search our online Gold Coast Community Directory for up to date information about local multicultural groups and other community-based services and facilities on offer across our city.

To find out more about what the Gold Coast offers click on the links below.

Culturally diverse people holding signs

Cultural diversity profile

Find statistical information about our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

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Pacific islanders performing traditional dance

Multicultural events and activities

Many multicultural activities and events are held across the Gold Coast to celebrate and acknowledge our cultural diversity.

Find out what’s happening in your community.

Person writing Japanese calligraphy

Other languages

We have a range of information about City services in other languages.

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Lady performing traditional dance


Refugees form a small but vibrant part of our culturally diverse city. Find out more about organisations on the Gold Coast that provide services to refugees.

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