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Tourism and Service Industries Invited to Be My Best Mega Event

Posted on Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Local tourism and service industries are invited to the Be My Guest Mega Event, held from 8:00 – 10:00am on Wednesday 7 February at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. ..

Get Set for the Games in Currumbin and Coolangatta

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017

Up to six million additional journeys are expected to be made during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April 2018. To ensure that the Games can provide reliable transport options for athletes, spectators and the community, they need to make some temporary changes to the road and public transport networks in the lead up to and during the Games. ..

GC2018 Premium Hospitality Opportunity

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will be the largest sporting event staged in Australia this decade, and you have the opportunity to show your support and experience the Games in style with your guests by becoming a Friend of GC2018. ..

Local Businesses Invited to Support 50th Gold Coast Sporting Awards

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

The Gold Coast Sports Awards is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Thursday 15 February, and Southern Gold Coast businesses are invited to show their support for sport in our city at this important annual event. ..

Canadian Travel Agents Converge on Coolangatta

Posted on Monday, November 06, 2017

A group of around 120 Canadian Flight Centre travel agents converged on Coolangatta this month, hitting the sand and the waves for a true Southern Gold Coast experience.  ..

Cycling Masters Event Gives Currumbin Test Run for Games

Posted on Thursday, November 02, 2017

The Masters Road National Championships were held in Currumbin on Sunday 29 October, a test event to prepare the city and the region for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April.  ..

Kites Light Up Kirra’s Sky

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017

Despite the rain, the Gold Coast Festival of Kites saw a range of kites of all shapes, sizes and colours take to the skies on Saturday 21 October at Kirra Beach.  ..

New Be My Guest Workshops Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2017

The BE MY GUEST program brings the city together to create that 'wow' guest experience leading up to, during and beyond the Games. ..

Get the inside scoop on GC2018

Posted on Thursday, October 05, 2017

Residents can now get a special behind the scenes look at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games preparation in a series of events being held at City Libraries. ..

Changed Traffic Conditions During Masters Road National Championships

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2017

On Sunday 29 October, Australia’s best cyclists will compete in the Masters Road National Championships, an 18.7 km loop closed-road race from the Currumbin Beachfront to Elanora and out through Currumbin Valley.  ..

SGC Profile – Greg Howell, Climate Wave Enterprises

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early 1970’s. In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished, and he has been an environmental campaigner ever since. ..

The Gold Coast: an event powerhouse

Posted on Friday, September 15, 2017

The Gold Coast has taken out a major award at a prestigious international events competition. ..

PNG’s National Beach Volleyball Team Trains on Coolangatta Courts

Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017

Papua New Guinea’s National Beach Volleyball team has identified Coolangatta’s Beach Volleyball Courts as the training hub that will allow them to best prepare for the Commonwealth Games Oceania Qualification Event in Vanuatu in December 2017.  ..

Cycling Masters Road National Championships First to Tackle GC2018 Course

Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017

With less than eight months until the best cyclists in the Commonwealth go for gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the nation’s best masters cyclists will be the first to take on the official course at the Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships on Sunday 29 October. ..

Sign up to Cycle in the Corporate Team Challenge

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017

Are you looking for a unique and fun activity for corporate team building with your co-workers? ..

Kites and Bikes to Converge on Kirra in October

Posted on Friday, August 04, 2017

Kirra will be flying high on Saturday 21 October, with the return of two iconic events on the same day – the Kirra Criterium and the Gold Coast Festival of Kites. Kicking off with a kids cycling challenge, families can come down for a whole day of exciting action on the road and in the sky. ..

Coolangatta Local Takes Out 2017 QCC MP Classic Title

Posted on Monday, July 31, 2017

The Southern Gold Coast played host to the 2017 QCC MP Classic from 8-9 July, with the world-class beach breaks serving up some perfect conditions for both the competitors and spectators.  ..

A life from beyond the sea

Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Daniel McKenzie | Tweed Daily News
Image: Scott Powick

STUCK at boarding school in the 1960s, a blonde haired, bright eyed surfer had pipe dreams matched in size only by a sport about to explode. But before lighting the flame for the evolution of surfing media and before he became Andy Mac, a young Andrew McKinnon sat in that classroom at The Southport School determined to pave his own path in the sport he loved. ..

Surf World Gold Coast Named in Top 6 Museums

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Culture Trip has announced Currumbin’s own Surf World Gold Coast in the Top 6 Best Museums to Visit in Brisbane and its surrounds.   ..

Pinball Challenge Returns to Cooly Rocks On™

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Cooly Rocks On™ Pinball Challenge will make a return in 2017 from 9:30am – 3:00pm on Sunday 11 June, as the best in the country test their flipper and combo skills over one massive day. ..

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