An Events City

It was our ‘anything is possible’ approach to events in the city that won us the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in the first place.

– Mayor Tom Tate


We are Australia’s next big event city. As the host of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the TV Week Logies host from 2018, we know how to put on a show.

We play host to an array of cultural events like the annual Blues on Broadbeach, Bleach* Festival and Swell Sculpture Festival and Opera on the Beach, to name a few.

City of Gold Coast is a proud recipient of an IFEA World Festival and Event City Award for 2017. The award recognises local environments that put on world class festivals and events.


We host more than 900 events annually, boosting more than $200 million into the local economy.

Some of the country’s most iconic events such as Quiksilver Surfing Pro, ITU Triathlon, Gold Coast Marathon, Supercars Gold Coast 600 and the Australian PGA Golf Championships call our city home.


What sets the Gold Coast apart as an events destination is its location. Its string of beachside suburbs situated along 57 kilometres of coastline, backed by thousands of hectares of lush hinterland.

Working with an idyllic location, a climate that everyone desires and access to world-class venues and facilities, there has never been a better time for national and international events in the city.

We were the proud hosts of the phenomenal Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – the biggest sporting event ever held in a regional city – with 6600 athletes and officials in attendance.

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