Alerts

This section of our Media Centre provides alerts and advice on current issues with City of Gold Coast (City) services and facilities.

Note: For real-time official emergency information including closure of roads during a serious weather event or natural disaster, visit the Queensland Government's qldalert.com and 13 19 40 Traffic and Travel information websites. Please also refer to City of Gold Coast's disaster management and emergency contacts information.

For information on water and sewerage construction and maintenance projects in your area, please visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/gcwprojects.

For closures of sports fields due to wet weather or renovations, please visit cityofgoldcoast.com.au/sportsfieldclosures.

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1 Jul - Monday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Caution - Rainfall affects recreational water quality

Day 6 of 6

Some swimming areas may have been affected by pollution from stormwater run-off due to the recent heavy rainfall across the Gold Coast.

Residents and visitors are reminded that rainfall often collects pollutants from streets, gardens and farms, before it is flushed into our ocean and rivers via the storm water system. Stormwater run-off can increase pathogen levels in the water and make it unsafe for swimming. Popular swimming locations, such as swimming enclosures, rivers, lakes, creeks and beaches – particularly those near stormwater outlets – are sometimes affected.

As a precaution always avoid swimming:

  • one (1) day after heavy rainfall at open beaches

  • three (3) days after heavy rainfall at rivers, lakes and estuarine locations

  • in water that looks discoloured, murky, or smells unpleasant

  • near stormwater drains.

For more information visit http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/environment/recreational-water-quality-20260.html

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - All beaches closed

1.57am

All Gold Coast beaches are closed at present due to heavy seas and dangerous inshore conditions.

It is expected that these conditions may prevail for some time as the swell is forecast to continue from an Easterly direction.

Lifeguards will continually monitor our beaches and advise beachgoers accordingly.

There is also a hazardous surf conditions warning from the Bureau of Meteorology.

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - All beaches closed

1.58am - 11.58pm

All Gold Coast beaches are closed at present due to heavy seas and dangerous inshore conditions.

It is expected that these conditions may prevail for some time as the swell is forecast to continue from an Easterly direction.

Lifeguards will continually monitor our beaches and advise beachgoers accordingly.

There is also a hazardous surf conditions warning from the Bureau of Meteorology.

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2 Jul - Tuesday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - Most beaches closed today

6.03am - 3.00pm

Most Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to heavy seas and dangerous inshore conditions.

Greenmount, Coolangatta, Kirra, North Kirra, Bilinga and 4th Ave Burleigh are open.

Lifeguards will continually monitor our beaches and advise beachgoers accordingly.

There is also a hazardous surf condition warning from the Bureau of Meteorology.

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3 Jul - Wednesday
4 Jul - Thursday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - ALL BEACHES CLOSED THURSDAY 4 JULY

Day 1 of 2

All Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to worsening inshore conditions and a rising swell.

Beachgoers are advised to avoid walking along the beach, especially with children as tidal surges are very strong and people may be swept off their feet.

The safest vantage points to view the surf are from dedicated pathways and  oceanways.

 

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5 Jul - Friday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - ALL BEACHES CLOSED THURSDAY 4 JULY

Day 2 of 2

All Gold Coast beaches are closed today due to worsening inshore conditions and a rising swell.

Beachgoers are advised to avoid walking along the beach, especially with children as tidal surges are very strong and people may be swept off their feet.

The safest vantage points to view the surf are from dedicated pathways and  oceanways.

 

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Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - ALL BEACHES CLOSED THURSDAY 5 JULY

Day 0 of 1

All beaches will be closed today due to dangerous inshore conditions and heavy seas.

Beachgoers are advised to avoid walking along the beach, especially with children as tidal surges are very strong and people may be swept off their feet.

The safest vantage points to view the surf are from dedicated pathways and  oceanways.

 

 

 

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6 Jul - Saturday
Beach closures and water quality issues

Unplanned - ALL BEACHES CLOSED THURSDAY 5 JULY

6.12am - 6.12am

All beaches will be closed today due to dangerous inshore conditions and heavy seas.

Beachgoers are advised to avoid walking along the beach, especially with children as tidal surges are very strong and people may be swept off their feet.

The safest vantage points to view the surf are from dedicated pathways and  oceanways.

 

 

 

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