About

Experience Gold Coast curates an inspiring and diverse portfolio of events and deliver a whole of city strategic approach to major event acquisition, management, and delivery.

With one of the most envied outdoor and active lifestyles in the world, a wealth of exceptional locations and first-class venues, we have secured numerous international and national events for the Gold Coast and delivered a portfolio of our own award-winning festivals.

We’re proud to have successfully built a diverse and vibrant annual calendar of world-class music, sporting and cultural events which inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy and attract visitors from across Australia and overseas.

With iconic Gold Coast locations as the backdrop, we are proud to produce our own festivals – Blues on BroadbeachGroundwater Country Music FestivalCooly Rocks On and our most recent addition, contemporary music festival, SPRINGTIME.

As part of our Event Partnerships Program, we support a suite of local, national, and international events including Gold Coast MarathonSWELL Sculpture Festival, Gold Coast 500, and Pacific Airshow Gold Coast.

As part of the Experience Gold Coast team, we strive to help position the Gold Coast as the lifestyle capital of Australia while continuing to build the city’s reputation as one of the most sought-after destinations to present an event, attend an event and participate in an event – the ultimate events destination.

Experience Gold Coast

Experience Gold Coast has united Major Events Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast, Study Gold Coast, Placemakers*, and HOTA, Home of the Arts under one entity.

Experience Gold Coast provides a powerful voice for our city to promote, advocate and collaborate with industry, government and the community to continue to strengthen our position as Australia’s premier tourism destination, the home of major events, a preferred place to study and a city that values and celebrates arts and cultural experiences.

Awards

Our team take great pride in delivering professionally produced events year-round that offer people a front row seat to memorable experiences and showcase the city as the ultimate events destination.

We’re proud the calibre of events that we deliver has been recognised with prestigious tourism and event awards.

Winner

  • Live Music Event of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards 2017

  • Live Music Event of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards 2016

  • Best Regional Event in Queensland at the Australian Event Awards 2016

  • Best Regional Event in Queensland at the Australian Event Awards 2015

  • Best Regional Event in Queensland at the Australian Event Awards 2014

  • Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event in Queensland at the Australian Event Awards 2014

  • Best Regional Event in Queensland at the Australian Event Awards 2013

  • Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event in Queensland at the Australian Event Awards 2013

Silver

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2019

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2018

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2016

Bronze

  • Best Festival & Event at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2016

  • Festival & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2013

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2021

Top Ten

  • Australia’s Favourite Event at the Australian Event Awards 2014

  • Australia’s Favourite Event at the Australian Event Awards 2013

Winner

  • Festival & Events at the 2019 Australian Tourism Awards

  • Festival & Events at the 2018 Australian Tourism Awards

Silver

  • Festival & Events at the 2017 Australian Tourism Awards

  • Festival & Events at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards

Winner

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2022

Bronze

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2019

  • Major Festivals & Events at the Queensland Tourism Awards 2014

Partners