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It may be covered in fluoro zinc here, but that’s fine, we’ll just call it war paint. In a sporting playground defined by its sub-tropical climate, come and see the world’s best battle it out for the glory of the gold. Tacking or tackling, peddling or paddling; you can cheer on your heroes up-close and personal as they put on a show like there’s no tomorrow.
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  • From now until 28 Jul 2024

    Kirra Longboard Klassic

    COST: FreeA fun longboard event designed to bring together like-minded amateur surfers in 2 fun-filled days of surfing. For 2023 the Kirra Longboard Klassic is supported with cultural, entertainment, lifestyle, and environmental activations and high performance surfing with international competitors.

  • From now until 22 Sep 2024

    Kooralbyn Bike Festival

    This 2 day event will include: Gravity Enduro Downhill Dual Slalom Australian Slopestyle competition Whip off Comp Schedule: TBA They look forward to seeing you there.

  • From now until 09 Dec 2023

    2023 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

    The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup (AVSC) is the largest school-based sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting teams from across Australia, plus international teams. The event is owned and organised by Volleyball Australia. This event has seen tremendous growth since its inception and in 2019 saw 414 teams from 124 schools from across Australia and New Zealand. This unique event has delivered almost all of the national players (beach and indoor) for the last 3 decades and will continue to see the next generation of national, international and potentially Olympic athletes. The AVSC is the marquee junior participation event in the national events portfolio, bringing together hundreds of secondary school teams annually in December, enjoying an introduction to volleyball, camaraderie and enthusiastic competition amongst the nation’s school community.

  • 03 Jan 2024 - 16 Jan 2024

    The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival

    The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is a fortnight-long celebration of all things equine. Join them for 14 magnificent days on Australia's number one holiday destination - The Gold Coast! Kicking off celebrations with the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo and Showjumping on Sunday. On the morning of Tuesday, the beauty and power of Thoroughbreds enjoying the Surfers Paradise foreshore will be a feature of The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Barrier Draw, while premium yearlings from around Australia will go under the hammer from Tuesday onwards in the action-packed Sales arena. Come Raceday all eyes will turn to the track for the renowned AUD11.75 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday, hosting the who’s who of the social and racing scenes - gathering to celebrate the highlight of the Carnival calendar. The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival in 2024 will be a year not to be missed!

  • 05 Jan 2024 - 09 Jan 2024

    National Futsal Championships 2024

    The National Futsal Championships will be returning in 2024 at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Queensland. Delivered by hosts Football Queensland in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast. The 2024 National Futsal Championships will form part of Football Queensland’s Summer Festival of Futsal. Which will also feature Football Threes, Beach Soccer exhibition matches and the Gold Coast International in the following days. The 2024 National Futsal Championships will welcome players in the following age groups: U12 – U16 Boys, Youth Men and Open Men, plus U13, U15, U17 Girls, Youth Women and Open Women, and Open AWD (Athletes with Disabilities) Mixed.

  • 07 Jan 2024

    Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo & Showjumping 2024

    The 2024 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is the crown jewel of equine sports. The highly anticipated Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo & Showjumping in 2024 is an event not to be missed. Held at the picturesque surrounds of the Broadwater at Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach it’s an action packed day guaranteed to entertain the whole family. Welcoming spectators to witness some of the country’s best Junior and Senior Showjumpers as they vie for a slice of the $1.45 million prize pool on offer for the first time in 2024. Also spot their Magic Millions Global Ambassador for Showjumping, Elsa Pataky throughout the day. With world-renowned polo player Nacho Figueras returning with Delfi Blaquier, Zara & Mike Tindall and Billy Slater, the Polo competition will be fast-paced, action packed and entertaining. Pacific Fair Fashions on the Field provides fashionistas the chance to showcase their unique Queensland summer style and current trends on the day. The Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo & Showjumping is a magical start to the 2024 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival. Do not be disappointed. Tickets on sale now!

  • 09 Jan 2024 - 15 Jan 2024

    Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

    Join Magic Millions in January for a uniquely Gold Coast experience - at no other time or place can you work and holiday so effortlessly. Within minutes of the sale complex are endless beaches, hinterland adventures, golf courses, amusement parks and world-class dining and entertainment options. Magic Millions prides itself on real innovation and the development and progression of the flagship Gold Coast Yearling Sale is the perfect example. Through the years the Magic Millions has honed in on the winning formula to get the highest bid for your stock and we continue to inspire buyers through events like the ever-growing The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival. Magic Millions understands the auction necessity for a large and diverse buying bench calling upon long and trusting relationships with our buyers to ensure they are exposed to your stock. This sale isn’t an overnight success story, the Magic Millions team treats the promotion of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale as a 365 day per year perpetual mission and in recent years the results have gone from strength to strength – now is the time for you to join the magic!

  • 13 Jan 2024

    The Star Gold Coast Millions Raceday

    The spectacular history of the The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday is well documented. The jewel in the crown of the Gold Coast and indeed Queensland, this is the event which defines all that is great about being Australian. The love of horses, the beach, the sun and the surf is what brings people from all over the globe to the one destination - Australia's beautiful Gold Coast - for The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday in January every year. The 2024 The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Raceday is home to the world renowned AUD14.25 million Raceday, including the AUD3 million The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions 2YO Classic and the AUD3 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas exclusively for Magic Millions graduates. Featuring eleven fast-paced races at the picturesque Gold Coast Turf Club, the Magic Millions Racing Women’s AUD750,000 Bonuses and Pacific Fair Fashions on the Field, this Raceday has cemented its reputation on the international racing scene as the must attend event for racing’s elite, punters and fashionistas alike.

  • 13 Jan 2024 - 14 Jan 2024

    Football Queensland Beach Soccer Carnival

    Football Queensland’s Beach Soccer Carnival returns to the Gold Coast this Summer as part of the Summer Festival of Futsal. The picturesque Kurrawa Beach will play host to the two-day carnival on Saturday, 13 and Sunday, 14 January 2024. The Carnival will welcome players from Senior Men & Women and Youth Boys & Girls (U13/14 & U15/16) age groups. Soak up the exhilarating beach soccer action and immerse yourself in the vibrant carnival atmosphere featuring food and beverage vendors, Footvolley and ‘Altinha Arena’ showcases, music and more.

  • 18 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024

    Usher Cup 2024

    The Usher Cup is much more than a surf contest and in 2024, they aim to once again produce a kaleidoscope of community, culture and the arts along the full length of the coastline from Kirra, right through to the contest site at Snapper Rocks. While the Usher Cup is and will always remain committed to providing a platform which allows the sport’s emerging stars to showcase their talents and take their skills to the next level, in 2024 the contest founders are pleased to welcome more international board riding teams and Australian clubs totalling 31 teams, competing for the Usher Cup World Club Challenge.

  • 18 Jan 2024 - 21 Jan 2024

    Usher Cup

    Southern Gold Coast’s Snapper Rocks will come alive with 32 surfers from 8 International Boardriding Clubs. Competing against 128 surfers from 32 Australian Boardriding Clubs in WA, VIC, NSW and QLD over four days. The event is completely free to attend, and attendees can experience a live site with big screens and live streaming of the Usher Cup in the heart of Coolangatta at Queen Elizabeth Park.

  • 12 Feb 2024

    GC's Official Super Bowl Viewing Party

    Join us for Super Bowl Monday in the newly renovated TAB Auditorium.Gold Coast's Official Super Bowl Watch Party, Catch all the live action from our big screens in the newly renovated TAB Auditorium. • Touchdown Ticket - $40.00 per person - Venue open from 8:30am - Kick off 9:30am o Entry to the TAB Auditorium at GCTCo Official Super Bowl Live Broadcasto 1 x Beer or Wine o Choice of one item from the “Game Day” menu

  • 16 Feb 2024 - 18 Feb 2024

    Gold Coast Open

    After a hugely successful event in 2023, the Gold Coast Open will return in 2024. The three-day event will see some of the world's best surfers from all corners of the globe battle it out against Australia's best surfers. As an added value, attendees can look forward to other attractions including live bands, skateboarding events and sunrise yoga sessions.

  • 24 Feb 2024

    BOWLZILLA Gold Coast

    BOWLZILLA Gold Coast is getting everyone together for the largest gathering by skaters for skaters in Australia for an ningth amazing year. BOWLZILLA Gold Coast grows each year building a platform for the future of Australian skating, keeping it fun and owned by skaters. Creating opportunities for local skaters to celebrate all that makes skateboarding great with art, music and the competitions is the goal. It is a unique skateboard festival on the Gold Coast to celebrate the end of summer. It brings the world to the Gold Coast and takes the Gold Coast to the world through music, celebrating and skating. A showcase of the most dynamic and fastest growing discipline in skating park and bowl.

  • 09 Mar 2024 - 10 Mar 2024

    Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle 2024

    They’re so excited to see the Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final move to the Gold Coast’s world-famous point break at Burleigh Heads for the next three years. The Hyundai Australian Boardriders Battle (ABB) is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Surfing Australia calendar. Each year, the ABB pits the best boardrider clubs from each state against one another in an epic surfing battle that culminates in a world-renowned Grand Final where Australia’s best boardrider club is decided. The first Grand Final on the Gold Coast will be held 9-10 March 2024. With the likes of Joel Parkinson, Danny Wills, Jay Thompson, Josh Kerr, Ace Buchan, Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler & Owen Wright and Sophie McCulloch having competed in previous years, Burleigh Heads will be the place to be for surfing fans around the country in March next year. #MajorEventsGoldCoast #PlayGoldCoast #ThisIsQueensland #SeeAustralia #SurfingAustralia #AustralianBoardridersBattle #ABB #AustralianBoardridersBattleGrandFinal #ABBGF

  • 10 Mar 2024

    Kooralbyn Valley 4-hour Endurance

    Ride the course as part of a team or race solo, two-person team, mixed team, it’s up to you – and depends on how crazy you are! This year, they're also introducing a family team option at all events – because of families that MTB together, stay together! Please note: the race starts at 8 am with a seven-kilometre loop around Kooralbyn Valley.

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Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. 
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.