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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Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
20 October – 25 November 2018
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award exhibition honours the philanthropy of Mrs Win Schubert AO (1937-2017). The Award is a touchstone of contemporary photographic practice in Australia, and an exciting platform for established and emerging photographers to showcase their work.

Breathing In Trees: Nicola Moss

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
25 October – 25 November 2018
Breathing in trees is a delicate observation of the intertwined relationship between the human experience, the built environment and urban green spaces. In 2017, Moss undertook a residency at Youkobo Art Space in Suginami City, one of the 23 special wards (municipality areas) that makes up Tokyo.

We Will Rock You by Queen and Elton John

Benowa, Gold Coast Area
26 October – 17 November 2018
"We will Rock You" by Queen and Ben Elton, directed by Clay English will open at Spotlight Theatre, Benowa in October. Set to the legendary songs of Queen, "We Will Rock You" follows the journey of a young man named Galileo caught up in a future world run by the Globalsoft Corporation where rock music has been destroyed.

"Hello Dolly!" The fabulous Musical about Dolly Levi

Southport, Gold Coast Area
9 – 10 November 2018
Hello, Dolly! follows the story of Dolly Gallagher Levi - a strong willed matchmaker, as she travels to Yonkers, New York to find a match for the miserly 'well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire' Horace Vandergelder.

A Kick in the Baubles by Gordan Steel

Nerang, Gold Coast Area
9 – 24 November 2018
A Comedy at Javeenbah Theatre, Nerang. It's another peaceful Christmas in the Bauble household, but chestnuts aren't roasting on an open fire. And although a Silent Night would be welcome, all is not calm and all is certainly not bright.

2018 Australian SUP Titles

Currumbin, Gold Coast Area
9 – 13 November 2018
Surfing Australia and Surfing Queensland are pleased to announce the 2018 Australian SUP Titles, which incorporates the disciplines of SUP Surfing, SUP and Prone Marathon Racing, SUP and Prone Technical Racing as well as Community Marathon Racing at Currumbin on the beautiful Gold Coast, Queensland.

The Rock Face: Gold Coast Recreation Centre

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
From AU$11.75 - 12.15
Weekly from 10 November 2018
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.

SkyPoint Sunday Sundowns

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Weekly from 11 November 2018
On Sunday after dark, SkyPoint Bistro + Bar transforms itself into the Gold Coast’s highest altitude lounge bar with an electric atmosphere, exquisite cocktails, extensive wine menu and craft beer and ciders, along with live entertainment from locally sourced musicians and entertainers.

Based Comedy at The Palm Beach Hotel

Palm Beach, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 11 November 2018
Free entry! Join them every Sunday night in The Palm Beach Hotel restaurant as some of the best stand up comedians from around the country and around the world take to the stage to entertain you. Hosted by Based Comedy with some of the best amateur and professional comedians in Australia.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 11 November 2018
The iconic Beachfront Markets have been adorning the foreshore of the popular tourist precinct of Surfers Paradise since 1995, catering year-round to holiday-makers and locals alike. Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, from 4pm to 9pm, thousands of visitors make their way to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to enjoy some relaxed retail therapy by the world-famous beach.
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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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