Support and resources
Our plan for growth is being supported by thought-leading organisations that share our vision for a smart, sustainable future and assisting businesses in accessing opportunities to create new beginnings.
The tourism and education sectors have their own specialist marketing bodies that engage with global players to facilitate further expansion of these vital industries.
Government and City initiatives further cultivate business diversity by attracting innovative enterprise and events across a diverse field of industries.
There’s plenty of support for businesses looking to make the most of the opportunities that abound on the Gold Coast. It starts with getting involved and making that connection.
- City of Gold Coast Business Support
The City of Gold Coast provides a range of incentives and support programs for local businesses from start-up to expansion. There are tools to attract new investment as well and international trade and export advice.
- 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grant
Supported by the Commonwealth and Queensland Governments, applications open mid-August for a $5,000 grant to small and medium businesses operating on the Gold Coast affected by the August 2021 lockdown. The COVID-19 Business Support Grants have now also been extended to include businesses located within the Queensland-New South Wales border communities.
- Innovate Queensland
Providing access to workshops, webinars, collaboration activities and consultation services, Innovate Queensland delivers essential support for small to medium enterprises in developing the skills, knowledge and networks needed to commercialise new products and services and create a winning business strategy.
- Advance Queensland
Providing access to key funding for business growth, Advance Queensland is a State initiative that supports programs and activities that drive innovation, builds on our natural advantages, and helps raise our profile as an attractive investment destination.
- Community Group Hub
The City of Gold Coast supports more than 1200 not-for-profit community groups that encourage residents to take part in community life. Groups include sport and recreation, arts and cultural activities, and community support services. Explore the Community Group Hub for funding programs, workshops and resources.
- Tourism and Events Queensland
The State’s lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency partners with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor expenditure.
- Destination Gold Coast
The peak marketing body for the Gold Coast tourism industry is a membership-based organisation with the mission to generate increased visitor demand, visitor arrivals, and visitor expenditure for the benefit of the city.
- Study Gold Coast
Providing support for our expanding education economy, Study Gold Coast engages locally, nationally and internationally to demonstrate the benefits of education in our smart city.