Gold Coast | Events

The Gold Coast offers the perfect backdrop for a large variety of sport, endurance and entertainment events. It’s the new home of the TV WEEK Logie Awards and the host of the iconic Magic Millions Carnival.

Surf Events

Known as a surf capital amongst both professional and amateur surfers, the Gold Coast is the best stage for world class surfing events like the World Surfing Reserve, Quiksilver Pro and Roxy Pro and the Burleigh Pro. Grab a spot on the beach and watch as the world’s best carve up gnarly waves.

Endurance Events

Beginners and professional athletes can achieve their new personal bests and put their endurance to the test at triathlons, marathons and ocean swim events across the Gold Coast. Beginners can head straight for the Gold Coast Marathon; the world’s flattest and fastest marathon and qualifying professionals can be involved in more competitive events like the Gold Coast Triathlon – Luke Harrop Memorial.

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Aussie Wildlife Course - February/March

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$350 - 350
Weekly from 6 February – 27 March 2019
Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife.

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 March – 28 April 2019
If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! Beautiful portraits, delicate costumes, movie posters and casting books from Australia’s filmmaking history will come to life in the exhibition Starstruck:

OPENING EVENT | STARSTRUCK: AUSTRALIAN MOVIE PORTRAITS

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
2 March – 28 April 2019
If you love movies, you’ll love Starstruck! The National Portrait Gallery and the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia proudly present a new star-studded exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Creative Arts - Painting /Drawing Workshop Experience - March

Tamborine Mountain, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$325.00 - 325.00
Quarterly from 18 – 20 March 2019
Gaye Dell, renowned local artist is offering a series of creative workshops over three days which stimulate the artist in all of us using simple tools but spectacular locations. Using the exquisite beauty and unique experiences Tamborine Mountain has to offer, she shares a lifetime of creative endeavours with you and will delight in showing you the road less-travelled on the mountain as only a local can.

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$96 - 96
Weekly from 18 – 19 March 2019
Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic.

Tuesday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
19 March 2019
Join them every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Based Comedy at the Cecil Hotel

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 19 March 2019
Free entry! Join them at 7.30pm every Tuesday night as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Comedy at Mano's Tedder Ave

Main Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Monthly from 19 March 2019
Comedy at Mano's Tedder Avenue on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. Once a month at Mano's Tedder Ave, resident MC Lindsay Webb hosts a hilarious night of comedy on Tedder Avenue, Main Beach! Every third Tuesday they'll be bringing you some of the best comedians from around the country - all for free!

Stand Up Comedy

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
20 March 2019
Every Wednesday night they're taking over The Avenue's Back Room to bring you the biggest laughs in Surfers Paradise. The Avenue will be hosting some of the best comedians in the country and from around the world every week.

Daniel Sloss – X – GC Laughs Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
20 March 2019
Internationally acclaimed, award-winning Scottish stand-up star, Daniel Sloss returns to Australia with his new show, X. Brilliantly dark with razor-sharp wit and the ability to deftly spin a narrative, Sloss is a comedian who is "dirty, sweet and clever.
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Sport Events

The Gold Coast hosts blockbuster sport events like the PGA Golf Championships, Supercars Gold Coast 600, Rugby League, AFL and Soccer matches and participation events including the Australian Open Lawn Bowls.

Music Festivals

The Goldie (as local’s call it) is also a place where music, good food and good vibes are aplenty. Check out the annual Groundwater Country Music Festival or the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival to get your hips swaying and feet tapping.

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

In April 2018, punters supported their favourite athletes as they competed in a variety of sports from Athletics and Swimming to Lawn Bowls and Cycling. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games also included 12 action-packed days of free celebrations called Festival 2018.


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