Cutting ‘red-tape’

The City of Gold Coast is committed to creating an environment that supports local businesses.

We have experts available to help you navigate three levels of government, with a focus on streamlining your business needs.

Digital infrastructure

The City is investing in installing a fibre system that will support the delivery of world-class broadband speeds for thousands of businesses and residents.

This network has enabled the City to implement free Wi-Fi to enhance visitor experience, implement smart city initiatives, strengthen connectivity and entice trade to more than 50,000 local businesses.

Grants and Partnerships

City of Gold Coast offers a range of grants and partnerships aimed specifically at supporting local business to grow.

Investment Attraction Program

The Investment Attraction Program has been designed to encourage the right businesses to expand or relocate to the Gold Coast.

Export Assistance Program

The Export Assistance Program has been designed to encourage small and medium-sized Gold Coast businesses to develop export markets.

Business event partnership

Business Event Partnership has been designed to support networking, collaboration and growth within the local business community.

Targeted grants

At times the City offers a range of targeted grants that align to the development of specific precincts or industry sectors. Business Queensland also offer Accelerate Small Business Grants and Small Business Digital Grants to help small businesses work smarter and be more innovative.

Start a business

Start a business

For entrepreneurs looking to start a new business, step-by-step lists, things to consider and free resources, are openly available to you from business plan templates to research and statistics.

Grow your business

Grow your business

City of Gold Coast is committed to ensuring that the foundations are in place for businesses to have every chance of success.

International Trade and Investment

International Trade and Investment

The International Trade and Investment Program aims to raise the city’s global profile as an emerging business destination, strengthen international networks and increase export-based and inward investment.

Investment Attraction Program

Investment Attraction Program

The City of Gold Coast has established an Investment Attraction Program to assist businesses to invest or set up a business on the Gold Coast. The Program incorporates a suite of services to facilitate investment or business relocation or expansion to the Gold Coast.

Guide to exporting

Guide to exporting

Exporting has been proven to be a profitable way of expanding a business, assisting companies to secure international markets and achieve foreign direct investment. If you're considering exporting, here is your guide.

Emerging Exporters Program

Emerging Exporters Program

Export training helps your business to develop new export markets and sales channels...

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Gold Coast Business Week

Are you a business owner, professional or entrepreneur? Gold Coast Business Week provides an amazing opportunity to network and find out about emerging trends in the industry.

Major Projects

The Gold Coast is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment. As host city for the Commonwealth Games in 2018, the Gold Coast is embracing transformative civic projects like never before. Major infrastructure projects are planned or underway that will change the face of the city in a way that is distinctly our own.

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct

Asia-Pacific’s emerging health and innovation hub, the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health &...

Cultural Precinct

Cultural Precinct

The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct will bring the community together to engage with arts and culture, supporting the City of Gold Coast’s broader cultural economy and creative industries, and providing new employment and business opportunities.

Sport infrastructure

Sport infrastructure

Sporting teams from across the globe come to the Gold Coast to train and compete at its world-class high-performance training facilities...

Tourism infrastructure

Tourism infrastructure

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations and one of fastest growing cities in Australia, offering a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants, entertainment and an abundance of natural attractions...

Investment into the CBD

Investment into the CBD

The Gold Coast is working to revitalise the CBD as a dynamic and vibrant urban centre with more than $5 billion worth of public or private investment underway or recently completed.  This investment is positioning the Gold Coast as a globally competitive business...

Business Resources

Business Resources PDF Word
Business Information Guide pdf  
‘Buy local’ Procurement Policy pdf