Media releases

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23 March 2020

Services Australia information


The Australian Government has announced more financial assistance for coronavirus affected job seekers. Could you be eligible? Head over to the Services Australia website for further details.

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Community Recovery Hotline



If you have no other means of getting food or essential items, you can call the Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349.

The hotline has been activated by the Queensland Government to assist people who have been advised...

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Temporary changes to City of Gold Coast services


The City of Gold Coast has today made the decision to temporarily halt some services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 both within our workforce and the wider community.

Public libraries, aquatic centres and some customer service centres will all...

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City of Gold Coast venue closures


City Fitness Centres and Indoor Sporting Centres will be closed from noon today (Monday 23 March) until further notice in line with the Prime Minister's announcement last night.

The City continues to review all non essential facilities and services to determine which...

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20 March 2020

Statement from CEO Dale Dickson - Business support


I am currently working on a suite of measures to assist Gold Coast businesses and will be announcing these no later than Tuesday next week.

Even though we are in caretaker mode, I’ll be taking some decisions as Council CEO to...

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18 March 2020

City of Gold Coast update - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from CEO Dale Dickson

The health and wellbeing of the Gold Coast community, our customers and City...
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