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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #8

Issue #8: In this week's edition, apply for a once in a lifetime scholarship opportunity to study in Taipei, further develop your creative passion with Next Gen GC 2024 and nominate your local legends to recognise the good they do in our communities.

Study Chinese abroad with a scholarship

Study Chinese abroad with a language scholarship

Dreaming of studying Chinese abroad? We're giving Gold Coast residents the chance to immerse in the culture of Taipei with a scholarship opportunity.

What you need to know: The Taipei City Government is awarding an exciting 6-month Chinese Language Scholarship to 10 recipients from their 57 partner cities around the world.

This scholarship covers monthly tuition, health insurance, accommodation and other general expenses. In addition, recipients are required to participate in 24 hours of cultural exchange activities held at Taipei schools.

Get started, applications are now open.

Next Gen GC 2024

Next Gen GC 2024

Gold Coasters aged 18 to 25, are you ready to develop your creative or artistic practises?

Next Gen GC is offering Gold Coast artists or creatives from all artforms the opportunity to:

  • meet likeminded people 
  • connect with professional artists and creative companies
  • develop their artistic and professional practice.

Successful Gold Coasters will be matched with a mentor to work with throughout the program. 


Curious to learn more? Join our online information session Tuesday 12 March at 6pm.


Apply now to be a part of the Next Gen GC.


Gold Coast Australian of the Year Awards

Recognising our local legends!

Nominations are open for our Gold Coast Australian of the Year Awards.


Know someone changing lives and our community for the better or simply being a local champion? We want to recognise those people. 


Categories for this years Australian of the Year includes: 

  • Gold Coast Australian of the Year
  • Gold Coast Senior Australian of the Year 
  • Gold Coast Young Australian of the Year 
  • Gold Coast Local Hero 

Acknowledge those in our community making a difference.


All nominations need to be submitted by Sunday 24 March 2024.


NaturallyGC Kids – Wild About Whales

NaturallyGC Kids – Wild About Whales

9 March, 9:30am to 10:30am

Dive deep into the world of marine biology with interactive activities exploring whale behaviour and identification. 

Suitable for ages 7-12 years.


Where: Helenvale

Cost: Free - registrations required 

Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final

Australian Boardriders Battle Grand Final

9 March, 8am to 10 March, Sunday 7pm

Burleigh Heads will host two epic days of surfing for the grand final.This is not your average surfing event – it's the triathlon of surfing in Australia!


Where: John Laws Park, Burleigh Heads

Cost: Free

CBD Sundown Twilight Markets

CBD Sundown Twilight Markets

22 March, 5pm to 8pm

CBD Sundown is back! The ever-popular Twilight Markets are returning in March with a collection for the senses.


Where: 5 Nerang Street, Southport 

Cost: Free

March City Building seminar

March City Building seminar

28 March, 12pm to 1pm

Learn from the experts on how Queensland Health’s ‘Healthy Places, Healthy People’ evidence-informed frameworks are supporting highly walkable and shaded environments across Queensland’s regions. 


Where: Online

Cost: Free - registrations required


Don't bin your batteries

Batteries in our household bins can cause fires in our waste and recycling collection trucks and centres.


Dispose of your batteries properly through any of our Recycle street locations, or to your closest B-cycle drop off point, located at most major supermarkets.

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