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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #31 | Paralympics Live Site

Discover the rich history of the Gold Coast by exploring one of our local heritage walks.

Issue #31: Catch the action of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and cheer on our Aussie athletes at our Gold Coast Paralympic Live Site, take a walk through history with one of our eight heritage walks across the city, and show support for White Balloon Day to help keep children safe.

Gold Coast Paralympic Live Site

Cheer on athletes at our Gold Coast Paralympic Live Site

With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games kicking off, pack a picnic rug and come cheer on our Aussie athletes at the Gold Coast Paralympic Live Site. Join us daily from 8am to 8pm Tuesday 24 August through to Sunday 5 September in Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach to watch all the live action of the Games on the big screen.

Bring the whole family along for free all-abilities sporting activities from 9am to 3pm on the weekends of 28 to 29 August and 4 to 5 September. Sports will include volleyball, basketball, soccer, athletics high jump, fun relay races, baseball (pitching target game), badminton and rugby.

Plan your trip ahead and catch the G:link to Broadbeach North or make your journey active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to the live site. Accessible car parks are available in the Kurrawa Surf Club car park.

Take a walk through history

Take a walk through history

Ever wanted to discover the unique and rich history of the Gold Coast? Take an educational journey through one of our eight heritage walks across the city.


Our heritage walks allow you to explore the Gold Coast by visiting memorials, reading stories from local residents and learning about significant events, buildings and characters that have helped shape unique parts of our city.


Get active and absorb the local suburbs you call home. Learn more about our city's history virtually by exploring Gold Coast Stories website.

Wear white for White Balloon Day

Wear white to show support this White Balloon Day

Bravehearts’ annual White Balloon Day is Australia's largest campaign dedicated to preventing and raising awareness of child sexual assault and exploitation.


Get involved and show your support for the initiative at home, work, school or your local club by wearing white on Friday 10 September.  


The day coincides with National Child Protection Week which is held from 5 to 11 September 2021. For a range of resources on how you can help protect children, visit White Balloon Day's website.


Gold Coast Show

Gold Coast Show

27 to 29 August, 9am-4pm

Catch all of your favourites at the Gold Coast Show with equestrian, wood chopping, side-show alley, baby animal farms, arts, crafts, camel rides, live music and much more.


Where: Broadwater Parklands, Southport

Cost: Free

A&H Groovy Squirts

A&H Groovy Squirts

28 August, 10.30am-11.30am

The kids will love this fun filled dance class, introducing rhythm, movement, song, creativity and a love of dance and music. Perfect for kids aged two to five years.

Where: Mermaid Beach Community Centre
Cost: $4

Meet inspirational author Briony Benjamin

Meet inspirational author Briony Benjamin

1 Sep 2021, 1-2pm and 6.30-7.30pm

Gold Coast Libraries invites you to hear from author Briony Benjamin as she discusses her new book Life Is Tough (But So Are You) and her journey with lymphoma.


Where: Elanora Library and Robina Library

Cost: Free


Road Closure Notifications

Where: Hanlan Street between Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Esplanade (half road closure with detour)

When: 23 August to 6 September, 6pm-6am

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

Dog registration

Have you registered your canine friend? Save time and go online. You can register your dog, update your details or switch to have all your future notices received electronically.


Visit our website for details of all registration concessions, requirements, fee discounts and more.

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