Gold Coast beaches begin to reopen as conditions ease

Some Gold Coast beaches have finally started to reopen this morning following days of forced closures due to torrential weather.

City of Gold Coast has confirmed swimmers will be able to return to a number of beaches across the city as conditions ease.

The beaches will be reopened on a “case-by-case basis” and conditions will be monitored closely, with authorities warning they will be able to shut them again at any moment.


“At this stage most southern beaches remain closed,” a City of Gold Coast spokesperson said.

People are being urged to check with lifeguards before entering the water and to always swim between the flags.

Meantime, all Waste and Recycling Centres have also reopened this morning.

Council said crews will be out and about in full force again today, focusing on clean-up efforts on our beaches and roads following yesterday’s downpour.

“Any roads affected by floodwater will be inspected before being reopened,” a spokesperson said, while reminding residents to stay out of swollen rivers and creeks.

“Not only are there hidden dangers below the surface but storm water runoff can increase bacterial levels in the water making it unsafe for swimming.”