Gold Coast Show set to keep rolling on

The Gold Coast Show has been given another financial lifeline with Council voting to continue funding the event for another four years.

The future of the show was under a cloud before it moved to its temporary home at the Broadwater Parklands and Owen Park last year.

Last year’s event was hailed a huge success with an estimated 130,000 people turning out.


The show will return to the Broadwater on August 30, 31 and September 1.

Council will provide another $330,000 to help keep the show going until at least 2022.

Council will ask the State Government to chip in some money as well.

Southport Councillor Dawn Crichlow says the 2018 event was magnificent.

Mayor Tom Tate will also write to Transport Minister Mark Bailey to push for free travel on trams which proved a huge hit during last year’s event.