Gold Coast sports venues, pools among facilities to start reopening

A raft of Council amenities, facilities and services forced to close because of the coronavirus pandemic will start returning to normal over the next few weeks.

The city’s waste and recycling centres have already dumped the ‘odds and even’s registration system while some of our major sporting venues will begin reopening from this weekend.

The Gold Coast, Palm Beach and Miami Aquatic Centres will reopen on June 22 with some restrictions.


Tourist Parks will also start taking bookings from June 13 however communal amenities and cooking facilities will remain closed.

Libraries across the city will remain closed for now but people can start returning books at some locations from June 8.

Mayor Tom Tate says they’ve been working around the clock to be able to reopen things safely.

“It’s very important we do this safely and with appropriate planning in place so that we do not breach any guidelines but also make it an enjoyable and hassle-free experience for users,” Mayor Tate said.

“We know it is taking time, but we thank everyone for their patience.”

Council amenities and facilities reopening: 

  • Waste and Recycling Centres – Odds and evens registration system lifted. Every second parking bay to remain closed to maintain social distancing. Residential green waste will only be accepted at Coomera, Molendinar, Merrimac & Reedy Creek.
  • Aquatic Centres – The Gold Coast, Palm Beach and Miami Aquatics Centres will reopen with restrictive services on Monday 22 June subject to Industry Plans allowing groups of 20 in the separate sections of the venues.
  • Major sporting venues from Saturday 6 June
    • Coomera Indoor Sports Centre – Open for gymnastics leased space only.
    • Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium – Open for squash, roller sports and basketball during set times.
    • Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre – Open for basketball, netball, futsal and volleyball during set times.  Venue open to casual shoot arounds for up to 20 people during set times.
    • Gold Coast Sports Precinct – open between 4pm and 10pm
    • Gold Coast Cycle Centre – open between 4pm  and 8pm
  • Tourist parks – booking from 13 June. Communal amenities, cooking facilities to remain closed. Bookings restricted to villas, ensuite sites and self-contained caravans.
  • Community Centres –  remain open for essential services, with consideration of non-essential activities for up to 20 people.
  • Active & Healthy program – A range of outdoor group classes will return with 20 or fewer participants.  Bookings required for all sessions.  Indoor classes to return 13 July.

  • Libraries –  Return chutes to be reopened from Monday June 8 at –
    • Broadbeach
    • Burleigh Waters
    • Coolangatta
    • Elanora
    • Helensvale
    • Nerang
    • Runaway Bay
    • Southport
    • Upper Coomera