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Our Beaches program

City of Gold Coast coordinates a number of coastal community engagement programs for students and the community to learn about coastal processes, the abundance of sea life and vegetation, and their existence as part of a precious beach ecosystem.

Get involved

Get involved

Get your hands sandy, learn about our precious dunes and have fun at the same time by joining Our Beaches Community.

Our Beaches Community sessions provide volunteers the opportunity to care for our dunes by planting native species, weeding and collecting litter. You’ll also learn about how we manage our beaches, as well as the plants and animals that call them home.

Due to the capacity of our planting sites, there are only a limited number of spaces per session so bookings are essential.

View our current events on our Events calendar

If you'd like to know about future events, please email to be added to our mailing list.

Our partners

So many of us walk, fish, surf, swim, practise yoga, or simply savour our morning coffee on our beaches, there’s really no better place to be! Regardless of how you enjoy your beach experience, looking after our coastline is a team effort.

It’s important that individuals, businesses, and governments work together to maintain our beaches so we can all continue to benefit from them. We are continually working to develop partnerships that support the management of our beaches.

A special thanks to our community and official partners who play a part in caring for our coastline:

Griffith University

We work with Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management to undertake important research relevant to the Gold Coast. This research is driving innovation in how we manage our coastline.

Save the Waves Coalition

In 2016, a 16-kilometre stretch of the Gold Coast, from Burleigh Point to Snapper Rocks, was declared a World Surfing Reserve. An initiative of the Save the Waves Coalition, the program serves as a global model for preserving wave breaks and their surrounding areas. It recognises and protects key environmental, cultural, economic and community attributes of surfing.

We work with a Local Stewardship Council to implement and manage the reserve.

Visit to find out more.

Tweed Sand Bypassing

City of Gold Coast supports the Tweed Sand Bypassing Project, run by the New South Wales and Queensland state governments. The project aims to maintain the coastal sand drift northwards along the beaches on the southern Gold Coast and ensure a safe, navigable entrance to the Tweed River.

Read about the project at

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