Business Summary
Download our new City App, you can quickly and easily: • request a service (e.g. replace a rubbish bin) • make a payment • read City news and events • keep up with local disaster information • submit ideas for our city to the Mayor • register and login to My Account to view your details, requests, applications and licences. If you are already a registered My Account user, you can login using your existing details. You can download City App from your app store or from Note: Online requests are monitored during our business hours of 7am to 6pm. For urgent assistance, please contact us by phone on 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326) or 07 5582 8211. During a disaster event, please use the City's Disaster Hotline 1800 606 000, the State Emergency Service (SES) 132 500 and 000 for life threatening emergencies.
About Us

The role of local government has changed. In the 19th century, councils were hard pressed to develop a road system. Today, council responsibilities range from building and maintaining public infrastructure, encouraging economic development, caring for the environment to looking after public health, recreation and cultural development.

Council of the City of Gold Coast currently administers an area from the Albert River to the Queensland/New South Wales border. In the early days, a number of small councils managed local government responsibilities in this region.

The origins of local government in the Gold Coast region can be traced back to the 1870s when the Queensland Colonial Government delegated the responsibility of providing local services and raising revenue for their provision to a local government authority. On 11 November 1879, six Divisional Boards (renamed Shires on 31 March 1903) were proclaimed south of Brisbane: Tingalpa, Nerang, Coomera, Beenleigh, Waterford, and Tabragalba (later called Beaudesert).