Local life

Family sitting on a sunny beach

Days spent soaking up the great outdoors, vibrant culture, alfresco dining and retail therapy.

The Gold Coast has all the down-to-earth warmth and charm of a regional town, with all the vibrance and opportunity of a big city.

Well connected and with an ever-evolving culture, there is no shortage of opportunities for career advancement in our thriving city. And with an enviable outdoor lifestyle and an abundance of natural beauty to explore, you can balance your working life with the endless recreational options on offer.

Our unique linear geography means that you’re never far away from one of our pristine beaches or lush hinterland, and our major arterial motorway makes commuting and adventuring around the region, a piece of cake. You can spend a whole weekend sampling the diverse neighbourhoods and villages that make up our colourful city, or simply surf your morning away before grabbing a coffee from a local roaster to go with a freshly baked pastry.

It’s easy to live your best social life in our young and dynamic city. The Gold Coast is home to a superior food scene and a bustling retail and fashion culture. Indulge in a spot of retail therapy at one of our popular shopping precincts before heading out for dinner with friends in one of our many acclaimed dining destinations. And if the dancing mood strikes following your meal, you’ll be spoilt for exciting nightlife choices.



For the arts connoisseurs among us, our lively and fast-expanding arts and culture scene means there’s always an event, gig or show to take in. Home to world-class festivals and grassroots community events alike, Gold Coast is a city with an arts and culture movement that offers a faithful reflection of our city’s diverse and dynamic presence.


Local representatives

The Gold Coast is currently split into 14 divisions with an elected Councillor representing their divisional community. Our city’s Mayor is elected by all Gold Coast residents.

Find your local Councillor


State representatives

The Gold Coast is represented in the Queensland Parliament by a number of State Members of Parliament.

Find your local member and electorate


Parliament of Australia

A number of Federal Senators and Members represent the Gold Coasters in their electorate. Search for your member below (hint: use the postcode search tool).

Senators and Members