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Find an event site

The Gold Coast has extensive amenities catering to a broad range of events from large, international events to small, intimate occasions.

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Find an event site

Many of the City's event facilities have been designed with participant and spectator experience in mind, and take advantage of the Gold Coast's sub-tropical climate.

Event organisers from across the globe choose the Gold Coast as the destination for their events.

Aquatic centres

Choose from eight aquatic centres located across the city, including the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on the Broadwater at Southport. This world-class facility hosted the swimming and diving events at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

Broadbeach and Cavill Mall

For small community events, school performances and dance troupes, the city’s malls offer the perfect venue. Each location attracts year-round visitors and daily commuters, ensuring the greatest exposure for your event. Contact the City Events team on 07 5581 5286 or to discuss venue availability and your event requirements.

Broadwater Parklands

Overlooking the water, Broadwater Parklands in Southport offers a wide range of venue spaces and facilities to cater to events of all sizes.

Community centres

The Gold Coast offers over 40 community venues from Ormeau in the north to Kirra Hill in the south and west to Springbrook.

Kurrawa Terrace

Find out how to book the city's first absolute beachfront-dedicated, fully serviced event space for your unique outdoor function. 

Major sporting event venues

Our major sporting event venues not only cater for a myriad of activities from grassroots to elite, they are also key venues for major events, including the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth GamesTM.


Many of our parks are in spectacular locations and can be booked with the City of Gold Coast for special events, such as weddings and birthday parties. For event enquiries at Doug Jennings Park, visit the Gold Coast Waterways Authority website to apply for a Trustee Permit (Gold Coast Waterways Authority/GCWA is the trustee of Doug Jennings Park).

Other venues

The Gold Coast also boasts a convention and exhibition centre, Metricon Stadium and Cbus Super Stadium and a multi-use arts centre (HOTA).

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