ELECTION 2020 | Everything you need to know to have your say

Happy Election Day! It’s time for Queenslanders to have their say on who will govern the state for the next four years.

While a record number of people have voted early, plenty of voters are expected at polling places across the Gold Coast today.

Here’s your guide to election day and where you can cast your vote –


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*Polling places open at 8am and close at 6pm sharp. A full list of polling places on the Gold Coast are listed below.

* COVID-safe measures will be in place at all polling places. Voters are encouraged to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres while waiting in line to vote. The ECQ encourages people to use hand sanitiser and bring their own pen or pencil.

*Voting is compulsory. Those who don’t vote could face a fine of $133 if they don’t have a valid excuse. A record number of people didn’t vote in the council elections in March but the Electoral Commission went easy because of COVID, only fining those who have a history of not voting. They won’t be so forgiving this time.

*Queensland has full preferential voting. In a nutshell, that means you need to make sure you number all the boxes on your ballot paper for your vote to count.

GOLD COAST POLLING PLACES BY SUBURB –

Alberton

  • St Peter’s Lutheran Church Hall 187 Alberton Road (Assisted wheelchair access)

Arundel 

  • Arundel State School, 185 Napper Rd  (No wheelchair access)
  • Parkwood Arundel Community Centre Napper Road
  • Arundel Presbyterian Church, 132 Allied Drive

Ashmore 

  • Ashmore State School, Currumburra Road (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Trinity Lutheran College – Cotlew Street Campus, 251 Cotlew Street (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Bellevue Park State School, 20-24 Sapium Road

Benowa

  • Benowa State High School, Mediterranean Drive (Assisted wheelchair access)

Biggera Waters

  • Biggera Waters State School, Coombabah Rd 

Broadbeach

  • Broadbeach State School, 1-19 Alexandra Avenue (Assisted wheelchair access)

Broadbeach Waters

  • Broadbeach Senior Citizens Centre, 23 T E Peters Drive

Bundall

  • Gold Coast City Council Chambers, 135 Bundall Road

Burleigh Heads

  • Burleigh Heads State School 1750 Lower Gold Coast Highway
  • Burleigh Heads RSL Hall 8 Sixth Avenue (Assisted wheelchair access)

Burleigh Waters 

  • Caningeraba State School, Whistler Drive

Carrara

  • Emmanuel College, 17 Birmingham Road

Cedar Creek 

  • Cedar Creek State School 1368 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road

Clear Island Waters

  • St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School, 22 Fairway Drive

Coolangatta

  • Coolangatta Senior Citizens Centre, 2 Gerrard Street
  • Coolangatta State School, Stapylton Street

Coombabah 

  • Coombabah State High School, 550 Pine Ridge Rd
  • Coombabah State School, 164-172 Oxley Drive 
  • Marj Shipman Community Centre, 91 Hansford Rd 

Coomera 

  • Coomera State School, Beattie Road
  • Coomera Rivers State School, 81 – 87 Finnegan Way

Currumbin

  • Currumbin State School, 6 Philip Street (Assisted wheelchair access)

Currumbin Valley

  • Currumbin Valley State School, 1223 Currumbin Creek Road (Assisted wheelchair access)

Currumbin Waters

  • Elanora Community Centre, 26 Galleon Way

Elanora 

  • Elanora State School, K P McGrath Drive
  • Elanora State High School, Cnr Avocado Street and Nineteenth Avenue

Gilston 

  • Gilston State School, 588 Worongary Road

Helensvale 

  • Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Helensvale State School, 8 Lindfield Road

Highland Park

  • William Duncan State School, Explorers Way

Hope Island 

  • Banksia Park Hall, 27 Crescent Ave

Isle Of Capri

  • Surfers Paradise State School, 42 St Andrews Avenue

Jacobs Well 

  • Jacobs Well Community Centre, 27 Bay Street (Assisted wheelchair access)

Labrador 

  • Labrador Senior Citizens Hall, 370 Marine Pde
  • Labrador State School, Imperial Parade 

Main Beach

  • Main Beach Pavilion, MacArthur Parade

Mermaid Beach 

  • Mermaid Beach Community Centre, 2439 Gold Coast Highway (Assisted wheelchair access)

Mermaid Waters

  • Merrimac State High School, 3-31 Dunlop Court (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Miami State School, 18-36 Oceanic Drive

Merrimac

  • Merrimac State School, 2 Boowaggan Road

Miami 

  • Miami State High School, Gold Coast Highway

Mudgeeraba

  • St Benedict’s Catholic Church, 2A Wallaby Drive (No wheelchair access)
  • Mudgeeraba Special School, 4 School Street
  • Mudgeeraba State School, 32-48 Old Coach Road

Nerang

  • Nerang Bicentennial Centre Auditorium, 833 Southport-Nerang Road
  • PCYC, Nerang 33 Cayuga Road
  • Nerang State High School, 1-35 Weedons Road

Ormeau 

  • Norfolk Village State School, 83 Halfway Drive
  • Ormeau Woods State High School, 148 Goldmine Road

Oxenford

  • Gaven State School, 212 Universal Street
  • Oxenford State School, 90 Michigan Drive

Pacific Pines

  • Pacific Pines Primary School, 47-67 Santa Isobel Boulevard
  • Jubilee Primary School, 34 Manra Way

Palm Beach 

  • Palm Beach Share-N-Care, 31 Tenth Avenue
  • Palm Beach State School 13-19 Nineteenth Avenue (access via Townsend Avenue) (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School, Thrower Drive

Paradise Point

  • Paradise Point Community Centre, 31 Community Lane (Assisted wheelchair access)

Pimpama 

  • Ormeau State School, 29 Mirambeena Drive
  • Pimpama State School, 9 Hotham Creek Road
  • Pimpama State Primary College, Cnr Dixon Drive & Cunningham Drive North

Reedy Creek 

  • King’s Church, 68 Gemvale Road
  • Reedy Creek Baptist Church, 10 Gemvale Road

Robina

  • Robina State School, 1-13 Killarney Avenue (access via Glen Eagles Drive)
  • Robina State High School, 1 Investigator Drive

Runaway Bay

  • Runaway Bay Indoor Stadium, Sports Drive

Southport 

  • Southport State High School, Brooke Ave (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Keebra Park State High School, Anne Street (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Southport Community Centre, 6 Lawson Street
  • CrossLife Baptist Church, 170 Nerang Street

Springbrook

  • Springbrook State School, 2327 Springbrook Road (Assisted wheelchair access)

Surfers Paradise

  • Surfers Paradise Boulevard Office, Unit 2/3298 Surfers Paradise Blvd (Assisted wheelchair access)

Tallebudgera 

  • Tallebudgera State School, 492 Guineas Creek Road

Tallebudgera Valley

  • Tallebudgera Valley Community Centre, 611 Tallebudgera Creek Road

Tugun

  • Tugun Village Community Centre 414 Coolangatta Road

Upper Coomera

  • Coomera Springs State School, 225 Old Coach Road
  • Highland Reserve State School, 570 Reserve Road (Assisted wheelchair access)
  • Upper Coomera State College, 137 Reserve Road

Varsity Lakes

  • Varsity College, Christine Avenue
  • Varsity College Middle & Senior Campus Digital Learning Centre, Assembly Drive
  • Varsity Lakes Community Centre, Jim Harris Park Lyn Muller Lane (off Mattocks Road)

West Burleigh

  • Burleigh Church of Christ, 174 West Burleigh Road

Woongoolba

  • Woongoolba State School, 1219 Stapylton-Jacobs Well Road

Worongary 

  • Worongary State School, 2 Delta Cove Drive
  • Mudgeeraba Showground, 115 Mudgeeraba Road (Assisted wheelchair access)

*Source: Electoral Commission Queensland. All polling centres have full wheelchair access unless otherwise stated

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