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.

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

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
From AU$96 - 96
Weekly from 22 – 23 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.

Nazeem Hussain – Basic Idiot – GC Laughs Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
23 March 2019
It’s been a massive year for Nazeem. He became a Dad, his sketch show Orange Is The New Brown began airing on Channel 7, he recorded his first Netflix special and was finally invited to speak at his high school assembly (Rex Hunt pulled out).

Paul Foot – Image Conscious – GC Laughs Festival

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
23 March 2019
Greetings! It's Paul's brand-new show, baybayyy! Ever considered the unique predicament of the soft-shell crab? He has. This is a brand new show from the award-winning Paul Foot. "A deranged genius." - Sydney Morning Herald.

Arj Barker – The Classics

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
23 March 2019
Join Arj as he serves up a selection of his all-time greatest hits. Returning to Australian shores to prove once again why he is 'the American Australians actually like' and one of Australia's favourite comedians full-stop, Arj presents some of his classic routines by popular demand.

Becky Lucas – Um, Support Me?!

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
23 March 2019
Becky is a 29-year old woman which means she's passionate about two things: getting every surface of the bathroom incredibly wet and blaming her mood and behaviour on the moon. In the past year she's filmed a bunch of stuff for Comedy Central, did the Melbourne International Comedy Festival gala, filmed a pilot for the ABC, performed her solo show at the Sydney Opera House as part of the JFL comedy festival as well as some other stuff.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 23 March 2019
Want to experience the thrill of climbing an artificial vertical rock face over nine and a half metres high? The Rock Face is open to the public at the Gold Coast Recreation Centre. The walls each offer over 10 different climbs of varying degrees of difficulty, including crack only climbs for more experienced climbers.

Catherine Alcorn Is the Divine Miss Bette

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
24 March 2019
In a very special and intimate appearance, prepare to be mesmerised by award-winning stage sensation Catherine Alcorn and her hilarious portrayal of Bette Midler when she channels the People’s Diva in this thoroughly rapturous performance.
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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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