Family-friendly free fun to bring in 2016

29 December 2015

Preparations are set for the sky over our city to sparkle as Gold Coasters welcome a new year.

Mayor Tom Tate joined Surfers Paradise Alliance Chief Executive, Mike Winlaw, today to meet fireworks technicians organising displays at Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

“The beauty of the Gold Coast is there are so many amazing vantage points where you can see several world class firework displays along the coastline all at once,” said Cr Tate.

“Our parks and foreshores have great facilities and are alcohol-free, so I’m encouraging residents to bring their family down for a barbecue and enjoy the show.

“If you don’t feel like cooking, check out our Food Truck Feast at Broadwater Parklands and watch the fireworks light up the Broadwater.” 

Surfers Paradise will light up with the Gold Coast’s biggest New Year’s party, boasting thrilling rides and family entertainment and three spectacular fireworks displays.

Mr Winlaw said children are encouraged to dress in superhero costumes for family-friendly fireworks at 8pm.

“With a second show for revellers at midnight, the beach fireworks displays are ranked among the most spectacular in the state. They incorporate state-of-the-art pyrotechnics launched from a floating barge 350 metres out to sea,” Mr Winlaw said.

Pet owners are reminded that their furry friends may become distressed during fireworks.  Residents are encouraged to ensure pets are safely contained, wearing a registration tag and/or ID tag and are micro-chipped.

City of Gold Coast has compiled an online list of fireworks events, as well as advice about public transport, caring for pets, locating public barbecues and safety.


For a full schedule of Surfers Paradise events, visit

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