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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Junior Ranger Activities at David Fleay Wildlife Park

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast Area
From AU$35 - 55
Quarterly from 30 November 2018 – 24 January 2019
Become a Junior Ranger these school holidays and learn what you can do to protect native plants and animals. Go behind the scenes to see how wildlife rangers care for animals and explore the fascinating lives of Queensland’s native animals including reptiles and mammals.

Live and Local: Gold Coast Music Photography

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
Live and local is a showcase of artistic talent on the Gold Coast, where music and photography fuse seamlessly, and we, the audience, look on and listen in awe. Nadia Achilles, Leigh Kelly, Dan Maynard, Danny Santangelo, Leisen Standen and Pete Wheeler share a passion for photographing the Gold Coast live music scene that is rivalled only by the musicians they document.

Let There Be Rock

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
8 December 2018 – 17 February 2019
An exhibition celebrating the heyday of the Gold Coast live rock scene through stories, memorabilia, photos and footage. This exhibition will stir some memories, reignite people’s passion for this era and create a new opportunity to relive legendary music and great times.

Tuesday Night Comedy With Based Comedy

Southport, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
11 December 2018
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 11 December 2018
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.

White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$25.00 - 40.00
12 – 16 December 2018
Celebrate the wonder and excitement of White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World this December. Enjoy a Christmas experience like no other with a spectacular parade, a visit with Santa and enchanting precincts that will transport you to a whimsical winter wonderland.

Avenue Comedy Night Every Wednesday Night

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
From AU$20 - 40
Weekly from 12 December 2018
Every Wednesday night, The Avenue welcomes local and international comedians to the stage for a hilarious night of entertainment. With free entry, electric atmosphere, talented guests and a delicious menu, make Wednesday night at The Avenue your new weekly ritual.

Pizza Making With a Spin

Broadbeach, Gold Coast Area
12 December 2018
Chef run pizza making classes for any level of cook. Start your night right off with a complimentary champagne, wine or beer and get ready to roll, throw and toss your very own handmade pizza into the oven.

Wednesday Night Comedy at The Arc at Nobbys

Miami, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
Weekly from 12 December 2018
Join them Wednesday nights from 7.30pm, with resident MC Dusty Rich (SA) for a night of laughter featuring the best comedians from around Queensland, Australia and the world! Based Comedy is bringing the most hilarious acts to The Arc every single week and, the best bit?

Stand Up Comedy

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Area
12 December 2018
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.
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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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