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Keeping your family safe

Community safety, animal management, disaster management and professional lifeguard services are just some of the City of Gold Coast's services dedicated to keeping you and your family safe.

Beach and surf safety

Enjoy our beautiful beaches safely. The City is proud to run Australia's largest professional lifeguard service, protecting our beach users and promoting surf safety throughout the year across the city.

Find out more about beach safety, including beach patrol times and locations.

Bike safety for your family

Learn about traffic signs and cycling tips to keep you safe on the road.

Crime prevention

The City works in partnership with police, community and industry groups to create a safe community for residents and visitors. We want all residents and visitors to be able to experience the unique lifestyle the Gold Coast as to offer, free from fear of crime. We need your help to report crime and address its causes.

Find out more about community safety.

Community Disaster Guide

The Community Disaster Guide provides three easy steps to protect your family, property and belongings in a disaster situation.

Disaster management

Find out how you and your family can plan effectively for a natural disaster. The City has some great checklists and information to help make sure you are ready for an emergency.

Digital safety

Our Online security page provides tips for staying safe online including password security and how to avoid email scams.

Pet safety

Teach your children safe behaviour around pets, both when you’re out and about and in the family home.

Safety information card

City of Gold Coast can provide you with a Safety information card - a wallet-sized card created to assist people during a time of need with accessing services available within our city. The card contains relevant support services, listed by category and their contact details.

The card is also available in Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Tagalog and Thai.

Swimming pool fencing

Keep your pool fenced, your children safe, and comply with the legislation. The Queensland State Government introduced new legislation for all regulated swimming pools on 1 December 2010. The legislation is aimed at reducing the number of immersion injuries and drownings of young children.

For more information, see our Swimming pool fencing page.

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