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Where to see Gold Coast Fireworks

There’s nothing like the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast – especially when the sky is illuminated by beautiful fireworks displays. Whether you’re part of a family with young children or you’re young at heart, the colour and the spectacle of fireworks never fails to delight.

Check out our list of upcoming Gold Coast fireworks events coming up – you definitely don’t want to miss out!

Carols on the Beach

Starting at 6 pm, Carols on the Beach is a brilliant (and free!) way to get into the Christmas spirit with your family. The fun ends with fireworks at 8pm, which is definitely worth staying for. The kids will adore the music, the atmosphere, and the amazing light show afterwards. You may even get a glimpse of the big guy in red.

New Year’s Eve

This is it – the ultimate in fireworks displays. The Gold Coast will be out to set the skies alight with fantastic displays of light and colour. With a backdrop as beautiful as the Gold Coast – the ritzy high rises, the fabulous white sandy beaches and turquoise waters – you can’t ask for a better place to ring in the New Year.

With a whole host of locations to see spectacular sky shows, there’s something to suit everyone!

  • Coolangatta: 9pm and midnight
  • Broadbeach: 8pm and midnight
  • Broadwater Parklands: 9pm
  • Surfer’s Paradise: 8pm and midnight
  • Robina: 9pm
  • Paradise Point: 9pm
  • Upper Coomera: 9pm
  • North Kirra Surf Life Saving Club: 8pm
  • Chinderah: 9pm (NSW)
  • Salt Village Kingscliff: 9pm (NSW)
  • Club Banora: 9pm and midnight (NSW)
  • Jack Evans Boat Harbour: 9pm and midnight (NSW)

Please note: There are no fireworks or beachfront events on New Year’s Eve in the Byron Bay area this year. However you can check out ‘Soul Street’ a family-friendly event featuring interactive shows at allocated spots along Jonson Street instead.

Australia Day

One of Australia’s largest celebrations, Australia Day is always topped off with a beautiful fireworks show on the Gold Coast. Evandale Park is a gorgeous place to spend the day until the sky turns dark, and there’s plenty of fun events on offer to keep everyone entertained.


Seafire is a brilliant fireworks competition held at Surfer’s Paradise each year, where pyro-technicians try to outdo each other with stunning light displays.

For more amazing events on the beautiful Gold Coast, Families Magazine has you covered.

From music festivals to family-friendly frivolity, the Gold Coast is the place to be entertained.

You can also check out Fireworks at the Gold Coast Show.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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