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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #29 | Multicultural

Start experimenting in projects across the Gold Coast this National Science Week by getting involved with our Citizen Scientist Program.

Issue #29: In this week's edition, we're sharing the details of our COVID-19 community and small business relief initiatives, reminding you to register and update your pets details and connecting you with our Citizen Science program to kick off National Science Week.

COVID-19 community and small business relief

COVID-19 community and small business relief

We're continuing to support the Gold Coast's road to recovery through the COVID-19 impacts by implementing initiatives to protect local businesses and local jobs.

The recently announced 2021-22 $5 million relief package will benefit our community and businesses through a number of initiatives. See the full measures outlined on our website.

Buy local, play local
A $3 million 'Buy local, play local' rewards package for Gold Coast residents to support local businesses. The package will include 60,000 vouchers worth $50 (available when you spend over $100) will be available at the end of August 2021 through Destination Gold Coast. Catch the full details here.

Register, renew or update your dog registration

Register, renew or update your dog registration

Have you welcomed a new furry addition to the family, recently moved to the Gold Coast or changed your details? Registering your dog and keeping their details up-to-date is important in ensuring they are identifiable.


All dogs are required to be registered from 12 weeks of age or after 14 days of coming into the city to live. By having your canine friends details correctly registered, you're improving their chances of being safely returned if lost or found wandering.


Visit our website to register, update details or see if you're eligible for a concession. Ensure you've renewed your registration by Tuesday 31 August.

National Science Week

Celebrate National Science Week

This National Science Week, 14 to 22 August, we're encouraging you to get involved with our Citizen Scientist Program.


There's no shortage of ways you can get into science on the Gold Coast. Learn how to protect our planet and be fascinated by the city we live in by joining our projects, including:

Collaborate with our projects to help us answer real-world science questions. By volunteering, you can gain hands-on experience and make a meaningful impact on scientific research.


A&H deep water running

A&H deep water running

14 August, 7am-7.30am

Deep water running is the perfect choice for those with injuries or limitations. These beginner classes will help improve mobility without any worries about strain or injury.


Where: Mudgeeraba Aquatic Centre

Cost: $3, call 07 5530 5288 to book

Miami Farmers' Market

Miami Farmers' Market

15 August, 6am-12pm

Stock up on fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, baked goods and more at Miami Farmers' Market - all while supporting local food producers and farmers.

Where: Miami State High School
Cost: Free entry

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

NaturallyGC Little Nature Lovers

19 August, 10am-11am

Discover what animals call hollows home at our Botanic Gardens. The session includes a walk, activity and a story. Suitable for kids aged 3-5.


Where: Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

Cost: Free, bookings essential


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Ashmore road between Racecourse Drive and Bundall Road (reduced lanes, drive to conditions)

When: 10 to 28 August, 7pm-5am

To view all the road closures taking place on the Gold Coast visit our Media Centre or Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Plumber Assist

Are you under financial pressure and finding it difficult to fix dripping taps or a water leak at your property?

If you hold a concession card, own and occupy one property, and are experiencing financial stress, we may be able to help. Plumbing Assist is a free service we're rolling out to help eligible customers. Conditions apply.

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