Gold Coasters struggle as power knocks out air conditioning

HUNDREDS across the Gold Coast are struggling without the power to keep the air conditioning on, with power outages in two suburbs during the extreme heat.

Energex are reporting more than 1983 customers are without power in the Gold Coast city area.

The main area of concern is Mermaid, with over 1200 homes without power- the cause of the outage is under investigation.


Energex says a power issue in Ferny Ave is to blame and crews are on their way for those without power in Surfers Paradise.

A power line is also down in Murraba Street in Currumbin leaving 80 homes without power.

Energex is working to fix the issue.