Gold Coasters asked to have their say on flag

10 May 2016

Do you want a Gold Coast flag? That’s the question the community will be asked over the next few weeks.

Mayor Tom Tate today launched a two question survey to seek local opinion on the matter.

“We’re striving to be one of the most consultative councils in Australia as well as the most united. I encourage everyone to register on the City Panel and have their say,” Cr Tate said.

“Since I proudly received the Commonwealth Games flag from the City of Glasgow in 2014, many residents of the Gold Coast have questioned if we have a city flag. I was surprised to learn that we don’t.

“Cities such as Wollongong, Geelong and Perth boast an official flag to honour their cities.

“Apart from the legacy, financial, sporting and social opportunities that the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will bring our region, we have an opportunity to consider if it is time for our city to embrace its own flag.

“Depending on the community’s response to this question, I envisage we would launch an official competition to design a city flag, including wide input from the community.

If you lean towards vexillology – the study of flags – or you want to display your city pride waving a Gold Coast flag, then now is the time to have your say.

Community engagement runs from 10 to 27 May 2016. Visit:





Gold Coasters asked to have their say on flag photo