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Families and children

The City is committed to building a safe and liveable Gold Coast for all families and children.

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Families and children

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

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 to get food or other essential items.


For updates on impacts to City services, visit our Novel coronavirus (COVID19): 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.

Our city is a great place for families and children to live and visit - there is so much to learn, explore and discover.

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

Find out more about what the Gold Coast offers.

Link to programs and activities for families and children

Programs and activities for families and children

We offer a wide range of activities and services, there’s something to suit every member of your family.

Link to babies


Get out and about and meet other new parents, find information about key services and contact numbers, or take part in a fun activity that’s tailored to you and your baby’s needs. We can help you do all that and more with an array of programs, activities and services for parents and babies.

Link to children of all abilities

Accessible facilities and services for children

We are committed to accessibility for all. Find out about accessible facilities and services for children.

Link to keeping your family safe

Keeping your family safe

Community safety, animal management, disaster management and professional lifeguard services are just some of our services dedicated to keeping you and your family safe.

Link to families and children in our city

Families and children in our city

We have over 145,000 families in our city. Find more information and statistics about our families and children.

Link to the Young people page

Young people

The Gold Coast community is made up of over 80,600 young people aged 15 to 24 years. The City works closely with private and public high schools and a youth network of more than 200 not-for-profit, voluntary, community and private organisations. We acknowledge the critical role these groups play in the lives of our young people.

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