Emergency services rush to Gold Coast shopping centre over ‘gas leak’

UPDATE @ 10.00AM | Emergency services have cleared the scene in Helensvale after receiving calls of a possible gas leak in the area.

Dozens of crews rushed to Brisbane Road around 8.30 this morning after getting calls about a strange smell.

LPG gas cylinders were looked at and gas experts were called in to investigate but everything has since been deemed safe.


A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson said City of Gold Coast contacted them about the issue and believe it may be related to a strange smell coming from nearby mangroves.

EARLIER @ 9.00am | Emergency services have rushed to a Gold Coast shopping centre after reports of a gas leak.

Police say they received a call around 8.20am about a possible gas leak at Helensvale Plaza after people within the centre noticed a strange smell.

Multiple police, fire crews and paramedics have been called to the scene.

Police investigations are ongoing but they believe at this stage it could be a sewage issue.

Nobody has needed treatment from paramedics.

Locals are being urged to stay away for a little while.