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Permits & Licensing

Permits & Licensing Search

Information on City of Gold Coast permits and licensing requirements can be found from this page. To find a topic, scroll through the full list below (this is sorted alphabetically by category) or search using specific keywords or categories in the search fields below. Click 'Go' to activate the search.

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Swimming pools

Accommodation

City of Gold Coast regulates swimming pools to ensure they are operated and maintained to an appropriate level that reduces risks to public health and safety.

Camping areas and caravan parks

Accommodation

City of Gold Coast regulates caravan parks and camping areas across the city to provide appropriate facilities and ensure they are kept in clean and hygienic condition.

Hostel accommodation

Accommodation

It is a requirement of the City of Gold Coast to monitor the standard of operations in all accommodation premises to ensure health and safety of its occupants. The City determines the standard of operation by regulating specific accommodation types

Temporary signs for non-profit organisations

Advertising

Information about temporary advertising device licences for non-profit organisations.

Advertising devices

Advertising

Find out if a licence or permit is required to display your advertising device and how to apply if applicable.

Keeping and control of animals (e.g. horse stables)

Animals

This Approval is issued under Gold Coast City Council Local Law No. 12 (Keeping and Control of Animals) and Gold Coast City Council Local Law Policy No. 12 (Keeping and Control of Animals).

Nil fees on permits and licensing

Business

As a business-friendly organisation, Gold Coast City Council has reduced all health licensing fees to nil for eligible properties whilst still maintaining the same level of service to business.

Removable Umbrella Structures (such as semi-permanent umbrellas)

Business

The Gold Coast’s climate lends itself to use of outdoor areas. In recent years this has led to placing such items as large umbrellas on footpaths on a semi-permanent basis.

Charitable, non-profit community, educational or religious organisations

Charity

Under Local Law No. 5 (Distribution of Business Publications and Touting) an approval is required to conduct charitable, educational or religious activities in a public place.

Flammable and combustible liquids

Dangerous Goods

The storage of dangerous goods is regulated by the Queensland Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011.

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