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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #35 | Walk your dog on a leash

With Spring bringing us sunny skies, how are you enjoying the warmer weather?

Issue #35: In this week's edition, we're reminding all dog owners to take the lead on dog walking, inviting you to our CBD Sundown Laneway Launch Party and bringing you details on how you can have a day of family fun with the Smurfers Paradise Scavenger Hunt.

Take the lead on dog walking

Take the lead on dog walking these school holidays

Are you a proud parent of a fur-baby? We're reminding all dog owners that the safety of your four-legged friend is in your hands.

Walking your dog on a leash is part of being a responsible dog owner. For the safety of your dog and of others, all dogs in a public place must be on a leash at all times unless in a signed, designated off-leash area. 

Although you may think that your dog is friendly and harmless, other people and their canine friends have the right to be feel safe when enjoying public areas and out in the community.

While you're out and about, don’t forget to take dog bags with you, as no one likes standing in an unpleasant surprise.

These school holidays when you take your dog for a walk, be a responsible dog owner and take the lead.

CBD Sundown

Join us for a night of laneway fun

As the sun sets tonight (Friday 24 September) we invite you to CBD Sundown Laneway Launch Party for a free evening of surprise and delight alongside some of the Gold Coast’s most talented local creatives at Regent Lane, Southport.


Get lost down the laneway with live painting, DJ mixing nostalgic disco tunes, a free paint and sip workshop as well as Mr P.P.’s, Southport’s iconic rooftop bar onsite to mix up your favourite beverages at their pop-up Airstream bar.


Chris Nimri performer extraordinaire will host the evening alongside Natasha St James, the Coast’s favourite Drag Queen. Head to our Facebook event to stay updated on the event.

Smurfers Paradise Scavenger Hunt

Smurfers Paradise Scavenger Hunt

Get ready for the Smurf-tastic Smurfers Paradise Scavenger Hunt.


This school holidays The Smurfs are taking over Surfers Paradise from Saturday 25 September through to Sunday 3 October from 10am to 5pm, daily with FREE family fun.

Begin your Smurf search at the Smurf Village (centre of Cavill Mall), collect your scavenger hunt card and follow the very-blue clues. Find 10 Smurfs in Surfers Paradise and redeem your Smurf-y prize bag, back at the Smurf Village.

Catch the G:Link to Cavill Avenue station, or consider walking, riding or skating to the Smurf Village.


The Big Wedgie

The Big Wedgie

22 September to 4 October, 8am-5pm

The Big Wedgie is the perfect school holiday family-friendly event. With four fun inflatable waterslides, there's something suitable for all ages and thrill levels.


Where: Broadwater Parklands, (Southern Lawn, opposite Australia Fair)

Cost: See website for pricing

A&H Drumming and dancing

A&H Drumming and dancing

27 September, 9.30am-10.30am

This vibrant and engaging workshop will get your body moving and grooving. Bring the family along to enjoy the physical rhythm and benefits of drumming and dancing.


Where: Prattern Park, Broadbeach
Cost: Free

NaturallyGC Junior Landcare Tree Planting

NaturallyGC Junior Landcare Tree Planting

29 September, 9am-10am

Junior Landcare is encouraging young people to play an active role in caring for the natural environment by joining a community planting day. Suitable for ages 3 to 13.


Where: Ballybunion Park, Parkwood

Cost: Free, register online


Road Closure Notifications

Varsity Lakes
Where: Varsity Parade between Assembly Drive and Christine Avenue (half road closure with traffic control onsite)

When: 20 September to 15 October, 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.

Get your nature photography competition entries in

Dust off the SD card, go through the camera roll or get out into nature and get snapping - we're reminding you to upload your flora, fauna or landscape submissions for the NaturallyGC 2021 Instagram Photo Competition. Simply post your photo on Instagram, tag us @cityofgoldcoast and use the hashtag #NaturallyGC2021.

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