Southern Gold Coast

Events

Live Music at Mountain Ridge Wines

Enjoy lunch and live music in a picturesque setting at Mountain Ridge Wines on the first Sunday of each month 12 noon to 3pm while enjoying lunch, wine or a cheese platter at the restaurant. Bookings for lunch are strongly recommended. Groups of 10 or more must book and pre-order. Check out Mountain Ridge Wines website and subscribe to the newsletter to be first to know who is playing. They invite a variety of South Coast bands, duos and solo artists - featuring a different band or musician each month.

Start Date:
02/10/2016 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit their website. 8 week course : 6-9 years: 4th February 2019 – 25th March 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years: 7th February 2019 – 28th March 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm Condensed course 6-9 years: 3rd and 4th December 2019 – 10am to 2pm 10-13 years: 5th and 6th December 2019 – 9am to 3pm

Start Date:
04/02/2019 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - February/March

Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course is conducted as an eight week course.

Start Date:
06/02/2019 View more details

GANGgajang Live at Soundlounge

Fashions come and go in the world of music. A song may be a hit for a few weeks but then it’s gone and the band is never heard of again. Occasionally, an enduring sub-culture will adopt a band, and their music becomes the soundtrack of their life. They pass on their love of the music to the next generation, the bands become legends and their music never dies. GANGgajang is such a band. Renown for the perennial Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia), GANGgajang has been part of Australia’s cultural fabric for over 30 years beginning with their debut single in November 1984. It was the mid 1980’s surf culture who first adopted the band when songs from their debut self-titled album became the entire soundtrack to Quiksilver’s seminal surf movie Mad Wax. The Surfing Round The World tour and song are dedicated to the surfers and free spirits of the world. From the grommets to the pros and to anyone who has ever waxed a board or thought about it, this one’s for you.

Start Date:
24/02/2019 View more details

McKenzie

McKenzie is one of the most dynamic and versatile band playing and touring at leading venues. The Gold Coast based band perform all of your favourites from the 50's through to today's greatest hits. McKenzie provides an electric, high energy show. That will leave you with unforgettable memories. McKenzie key focus is to keep the crowd involved and to put on a great show. Don't miss this amazing Duo!

Start Date:
24/03/2019 View more details

Quiksilver Men's Pro and Boost Mobile Women's Pro

Join the world’s best male and female surfers as they battle it out in the 2019 Quiksilver Men's Pro and Boost Mobile Women's Pro at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. As the season opener for the WSL Championship Tour, it sets the tone for the year. The event is based at Coolangatta’s iconic Snapper Rocks. The waiting period stretches from April 3 to 13 and is sure to showcase some of the best surfing you’ll see all year. The event only runs in the best possible surf conditions, to avoid disappointment check World Surf League website each morning to check if the event is on.

Start Date:
03/04/2019 View more details

Mick Thomas and The Roving Commission

Coldwater DFU - the album Mick Thomas’ Roving Commission made in Memphis last year is finally out and the band are keen to get around the country and play it to people. Like its predecessor The Big Don’t Argue - the album Mick and Wally recorded with weddings, Parties, Anything in Memphis 30 years ago - this is shaping up to be a record that finds its identity on the live stage. The Roving Commission 2019 is firing with the inclusion of lap steel maestro Nick O’Mara and alt-folk songbird Jac Tonks (otherwise known as Amarillo) and this run of dates sees Mick and his core band (Sqeezebox Wally, Dave Folley and Ben Franz) right up for the task of showing the country the fruits of their labour in studios of Tennessee. These are songs that will stand the test of time and what better place to blood them than in the pubs and clubs of Australia alongside the songs that have served Mick and his compatriots so well, for so long. Coldwater DFU is out March 8 on Bloodlines Music.

Start Date:
05/04/2019 View more details

The Drop Festival | Coolangatta

Back for its second year running, bigger and better than before and this time The Drop Festival is dropping back in on the Quicksilver Pro. Saturday 6 April, Coolangatta. The Drop takes place alongside the three Australian World Surf LeagueChampionship Tour events at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Bells Beach in Torquay and Margaret River in WA – with two exciting additional stops WSL Qualifying Series events at Surfest Newcastle and the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro in Manly. The Drop Festival is a proudly local, environmentally sustainable event. Encouraging a lifestyle of good food, art, family fun and community culture to be enjoyed with your favourite people. The Drop Festival 2019 in Coolangatta will be an all ages event. All attendees under 12 must be accompanied by a legal guardian over 18 years of age. 2019 Line-up Angus and Julia Stone The Jungle Giants Client Liaison Hockey Dad Alex The Astronaut

Start Date:
06/04/2019 View more details

Bleach* Festival

Bleach* Festival is the Gold Coast Festival, taking place annually across the City in April. The program is one of Australia’s leading and most exciting site-specific contemporary arts programs. Quintessentially Gold Coast, Bleach* Festival celebrates the city’s most dynamic and adventurous artists, welcomes renowned Australian and international collaborators and engages a broad audience through a range of events. Utilising the Gold Coast’s world-famous natural landscape as unconventional venues, Bleach* Festival aims to deliver incredible arts and cultural experiences that challenge expectations, change perceptions and provide a unique and authentic sense of place, inspiring both locals and visitors alike. Bleach* Festival has attracted more than 470,000 people since its inaugural year in 2012. The program features work across all genres including dance, theatre, contemporary music, opera, installations, circus and major public events.

Start Date:
17/04/2019 View more details

BeachCare Activity Day - Rainbow Bay

Come along to your local beach and make a positive impact by participating in some dune regeneration activities. BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in the events; no experience necessary. It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
27/04/2019 View more details

Cooly Classic Ocean Swim 2019 - World Series Swims

Join swimmers from all over Australia for the Gold Coast’s premier ocean swim. The Cooly Classic is a rare opportunity to swim a course with some of Australia’s most revered surf breaks as your backdrop – Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta and Kirra. In 2019, the Cooly Classic celebrates its 10th birthday with the introduction of a new five kilometre marathon distance course. If you’re a seasoned ocean swimmer, the Cooly 5.0 is a great new opportunity to test yourself beyond the typical open water distances Events: Junior Giants 1000 metres, one kilometre, two kilometres, three kilometres, five kilometres.

Start Date:
28/04/2019 View more details

Mark Wilkinson | Live at Soundlounge

Singer-songwriter, Americana, Indie Folk, Acoustic – these are all labels that could aptly apply to Mark Wilkinson, but ultimately he lends his voice to the human condition. Those moments in life that bear memory, those questions that drive us all. So universal they aren’t bound by time or place, but so few can ever put into words. With three full length albums under his belt already, 2019 sees Wilkinson return to the live stage in support of his fourth record, "Blue Eyed Girls". Set for release in March 2019, this new collection of songs comes hot on the tail of "Wasted Hours" which hit number one on the Australian independent album charts in early 2018. The 'Blue Eyed Girls' tour will encompass a lengthy 20 plus date run across Australia throughout March, April and May before heading to North America and Europe. Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album along with fan favourites from his ever growing catalogue.

Start Date:
10/05/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Mammals and Birds

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. The Mammals and Birds studies series focuses specifically on these two animals across the 5 weeks, meeting a different animal each week. Lessons are loosely linked to the curriculum due to the range of ages present in one group. Covering life cycles, living things, body features, enrichment methods and much more, participants have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their feathered and furry friends. 5 week course 6-9 years old: 13th May 2019 – 10th June 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years old: 14th May 2019 – 11th June 2019, Tuesday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm

Start Date:
13/05/2019 View more details

I Know Leopard Live at Soundlounge

Sydney Art Pop Darlings ‘I Know Leopard’ are heading out for their first national headline tour since 2015! A long time coming, and they are wasting no time rolling out the red carpet on their debut album, released April 5! Whittled down from over three years of demos and written against a back drop of emotional turmoil. Love is a Landmine ultimately finishes off with new love blossoming! An unashamedly romantic record that pulls you deep into the rich gamut of emotions that love inevitably drags you through. First singles released from the album, “Landmine” and “Heather” are e earning much love from beloved Triple J and community radio. Something of an anomaly and always gloriously out of step! IKL bring a sense of luxury, glamour and brains. Love Is A Landmine is the musical equivalent of a space blanket: gleaming, shimmering, retro-futuristic and synthetic, enveloping and warming you to your very core. Produced by The Preatures’ Jack Moffitt and mixed by Luke Million (who added sounds from his legendary synth collection). Lead vocalist Luke O’Loughlin, Rosie Fitzgerald (bass), Jenny McCullagh (violin and keys) and Todd Andrews (guitar) will be going out on their furthest reaching headline tour to date.

Start Date:
26/05/2019 View more details

Cooly Rocks On™ Festival

Cooly Rocks On™ is an annual celebration of everything 50s, 60s and 70s bringing the colourful and vibrant beachside towns of Coolangatta and Tweed together for the ultimate party. Music, dancing, cars, nostalgia and good old-fashioned family fun are all on the program, right here in one of the best destinations in the world. Bring the family and enjoy loads of free entertainment and retro markets. Watch the Cooly Rocks On™ Street Parade, check out thousands of classic cars, see as many amazing artists as possible, dance every night away and have as much fun as you can possibly squeeze into your stay.

Start Date:
05/06/2019 View more details

BeachCare Currumbin

BeachCare is a community group facilitated by the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management in partnership with the City of Gold Coast. Activities such as planting native dune species, removing invasive weeds and collecting and auditing beach litter work towards stabilising the dunes, providing habitat for native species and protecting the coastline. BeachCare welcomes everyone to participate in their events; no experience necessary! It is compulsory to wear enclosed footwear to be able to participate. Please bring plenty of water, sunscreen and wear sun smart clothing. All equipment and refreshments are supplied. See you on the dunes!

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

QCC Alley Classic

The three event 2019 Queensland Championship Circuit will now see Queensland Champions crowned for both the Open Men's and Open Women's divisions. For the first time in recent years the state’s best open women will now get the chance to compete at some of the most iconic breaks in Queensland including Kirra Point and Currumbin Alley. ​Surfing Queensland is proud to boast AUD10,000 in cash and prizes for both men and women over the three event series well as valuable QCC series ratings points. Based on competitors' best three-of-three results of the series' and as per the 2018 Surfing Australia Rule Book , the top 4 Men's and top 3 Women's 2018 QCC competitors will be eligible to represent Queensland at the 2019 Australian Titles.

Start Date:
29/06/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Scrub Up! Vet Nursing for School Students

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this multi-week study series, students will get a glimpse into what it’s like to work in a Veterinary Hospital, the duties of Vet Nurses, how triage is completed and what they do to care for sick and injured wildlife. Education Officers will endeavour to get participants outside and doing activities wherever possible. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit their website. 8 week course 10-13 years: 16th July 2019 – 3rd September 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm

Start Date:
16/07/2019 View more details

Aussie Wildlife Course - July/August/September

The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of our community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities e.g. vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This is an eight week course run one evening per week.

Start Date:
24/07/2019 View more details

Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - July

Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
27/07/2019 View more details

Animal Training and Conditioning - August

Training helps keeps animals minds healthy and active. This course will help you learn the fundamentals of general animal training, operant training techniques and how to teach desired behaviours from animals in your care. Every animal and species is different in their training needs, which will be explored in this course. Leave with skills to try with your own pets and animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
03/08/2019 View more details

Beach Rugby Australia Festival 2019 at Kirra Beach

Beach Rugby Australia is presenting a spectacular, fast paced and exciting game based on modified rules of Rugby Union, Rugby League and Touch Football. It’s the game you know, but not as you know it! Men and women play with “five” players a side with up to five substitute players per team, each half takes just five minutes and everything you have. The beach arena of play is 30 metres in length and 25 metres in width. Straightforward and easy-to-understand this contact sport is a huge hit for spectators and players alike. Taking off around the world in places like Rio, Brazil, Portugal, Spain, France and even England, now Australia to get on board for its second year and where better place to host Australia’s annual international Beach Rugby tournament than on Kirra Beach - beautiful Gold Coast, known for its spectacular beaches, picture perfect natural surrounds and some of the best visitor experiences in the world.

Start Date:
06/09/2019 View more details

Cooking on Country: Food Adventure - September

Be immersed in culture and refine your culinary techniques with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s brand new Cooking On Country: Food Adventure. Exploring multiple recipes, participants will get to taste and try foods everyday foods made with traditional Indigenous ingredients. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
07/09/2019 View more details

Planting for Wildlife - September

Ever been camping and woken to the dawn chorus? Kookaburras laughing, magpies singing, kangaroos hopping and lizards lounging in the sun. You with your hot beverage in hand, soaking up the atmosphere wondering how you can recreate and incorporate this beautiful landscape in your own backyard? Come along to their 1 day program to help achieve these results, led by their skilled and knowledgeable horticulturist. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a one day course.

Start Date:
08/09/2019 View more details

SWELL Sculpture Festival

Experience monumental and memorable sculpture at the 17th annual SWELL Sculpture Festival. Set amongst the iconic landscape at Currumbin Beach, explore works of art built by distinguished local, national and international artists. For 10 days, wander and weave amongst distinctive, thought provoking, intriguing and whimsical sculpted works. This magnificent outdoor gallery presents the occasion to enjoy guided twilight walks and artist talks. Visitors can get in touch with their inner artist and participate in artist master classes and children's workshops. This exhibition is free to the public and open all hours with a selection of sculptures revealing a new verve as they light up under the southern sky. SWELL inspires, amuses and uplifts and captures the hearts and minds of all who visit.

Start Date:
13/09/2019 View more details

Coolangatta Gold 2019

The Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture over 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar. The iconic event returns to the Gold Coast on October 12 and 13, 2019, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland. Take on the ultimate challenge with the 41.8-kilometre long course or the 21-kilometre short course that will see you ski, swim, board and run your way to the finish line. Enter as an individual, or as a team!

Start Date:
12/10/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Reptiles

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. The Reptiles studies series focuses specifically on reptiles across the 5 weeks. The students will be able to meet a different reptile each week. Lessons are loosely linked to the curriculum due to the range of ages present in one group. Covering life cycles, living things, body features, enrichment methods and much more, participants have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their scaly friends. 5 week course 6-9 years old: 17th October 2019 – 14th November 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years old: 18th October 2019 – 15th November 2019, Friday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm

Start Date:
17/10/2019 View more details

Buskers by the Creek

In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, over 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Currumbin Creek. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture and surprise. A variety of singer/songwriters, artistic fire, magicians, bands and dancers will be scheduled into the multi-award winning event program, with a full schedule of acts announced closer to the event date! Throughout the park grounds, international festival fare will be available to tempt all taste buds and artisans will be showcasing their creative wares and talents. The 'Battle of the Buskers' kicks off the festival's activities on the night of Friday October 18. The festival's top emerging talent face it off in the ultimate showdown of busking brilliance and they go guitar to banjo in a battle to take out the "Totally Talented" title. Come and 'Discover the Undiscovered'! It's a weekend of magic and marvel not to be missed!

Start Date:
19/10/2019 View more details

Weekend Condensed Aussie Wildlife Course

Love animals? Want to learn more? The Aussie Wildlife Course is an introductory course developed to train enthusiastic members of the community to provide emergency care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife. It also provides an opportunity to gain more experience and knowledge to help further employment opportunities for example vet nursing, zoo keeping or employment in other wildlife industries. This course is conducted intensively across one weekend. Morning Tea and Lunch is included in the price and provided on-site.

Start Date:
19/10/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper (Condensed course for 6-9 years)

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit their website. Condensed course 6-9 years: 3rd and 4th December 2019 – 10am to 2pm 10-13 years: 5th and 6th December 2019 – 9am to 3pm 8 week course 6-9 years: 4th February 2019 – 25th March 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm 10-13 years: 7th February 2019 – 28th March 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Start Date:
03/12/2019 View more details

Wildlife Studies (for school-aged children) - Insight into a Keeper (Condensed course 10-13 years)

Their Wildlife Studies programs allow participants to enhance their learning across multiple weeks about nature and the animals in it, building their knowledge on specific interest topics. Courses usually run between 5 to 8 weeks depending on the topic. Please note that parents are not permitted unless special needs are required, on the below sessions. If you wish to arrange a different date or time; or have parents present, you will need to coordinate your own group and get in touch with the Education department to find a suitable arrangement. In this course students can participate in this multi-week program that showcases the daily duties of Keepers, including what Keepers need to know and why, enclosure design, enrichment purposes and animal behaviour and conditioning. For more about their other Wildlife Studies series programs visit the website. Condensed course 6-9 years: 3 and 4 December 2019 – 10am to 2pm. 10-13 years: 5 and 6 December 2019 – 9am to 3pm. 8 week course 6-9 years: 4 February 2019 – 25 March 2019, Monday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm. 10-13 years: 7 February 2019 – 28 March 2019, Thursday afternoon between 1.30pm – 3pm.

Start Date:
05/12/2019 View more details

Australian Mammals: Our Backyard Buddies - December

Looking at a multiple species, participants will learn about the basic anatomy and physiology of our most beloved Australian natives and what to do if you find an injured animal while you get it to qualified medical help. This hands on and engaging course will leave you empowered with knowledge about our local animals. Age Requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent. This course is conducted as a weekend condensed course.

Start Date:
07/12/2019 View more details