Welcome to the Gold Coast Media Centre (GCMC), a comprehensive service for all media attending the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018). The GCMC offers support to all non-accredited media as well as those accredited to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC).

Register for the GCMC to receive access to newsworthy content and story leads about the Gold Coast and Queensland, city filming permits, bookable filming positions, workspaces, free Wi-Fi, Games-time events and media conferences, and entry to Commonwealth House.

To register for the media centre click on the adjacent links. For individual media choose 'individual registration', for media that are part of an organisation, choose 'group registration'. The process for individuals will take approximately five minutes and where relevant, the applicant may be required to provide a recent photo as well as current public liability insurance certificate, if intending to film, before submitting the application. Media that select ‘group registration’ need to be authorised on behalf of the organisation to act as the ‘Registration Liaison Officer’.

Please note media will have to arrange their own visa to get into Australia.

Once approved, media will be able to access the locked content on this site, which is only available to registered media to enhance their coverage. 

For any assistance with registering please contact gcmc@goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

 

 

 

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VINYL SPINS ITS WAY BACK ON THE GOLD COAST
5:00pm - 12/02/2018
THERE is a music revolution in Australia and it’s happening at 33-⅓ revolutions per minute.
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4:30pm - 12/02/2018
THE City of Gold Coast set strict criteria when it went looking for 200 people to become Host City volunteers at April’s 2018 Commonwealth Games. Firstly you had to love the city.
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THE REAL GOLD COAST – A CITY THAT MEANS BUSINESS
12:45pm - 12/02/2018
BEHIND the glitz of the Gold Coast is a serious city. While it was lifestyle that started the Coast’s growth, a quiet revolution has been taking place away from the sandy beaches and flashy nightclubs.
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CITY NETWORK A BOOST FOR BUSINESS
12:00pm - 12/02/2018
UP to 50,000 Gold Coast businesses will have access to cheaper, high speed internet next year   thanks to a city council project for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The council is installing 45kms of 864-core fibre optic cable at a cost of $5.5m. It can carry twice as much data as the NBN and also provides more capacity in that area than offered by any of the nation’s telecommunications carriers.
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INTERNET OF THINGS CONNECTS THE GOLD COAST
11:50am - 12/02/2018
BY 2021 the City of Gold Coast expects to have more than 60,000 devices connected to the Internet of Things. The “devices” range from major infrastructure such as dams, pumping stations and sewage plants that will monitor and adjust to demand, down to park sprinklers capable of sensing when the soil is dry and turning on the taps. This rapidly escalating technology is one of the reasons the city council is installing a massive fibre-optic backbone the length of the Coast.
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COAST BUSY BUILDING ITS FUTURE
11:30am - 12/02/2018
COMMONWEALTH Games host city, the Gold Coast, is building its future one storey at a time as it roars through a $15 billion boom. Already at least $2 billion in major commercial construction is under way or completed, with at least another $13 billion ready to kick off.
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GOLD COAST PROPERTY ON A HIGH
10:15am - 12/02/2018
THE Gold Coast is in the middle of a development boom which is unlikely to weaken even after the Commonwealth Games, according to international real estate group Savills. “There’s no doubt that the Gold Coast market is now in full upswing in terms of the property cycle,” said Christopher Jones, director...
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CITY'S FREE PUBLIC WI-FI NETWORK IS GAMES CHANGER
10:00am - 12/02/2018
DON’T worry about how quick the 2018 Commonwealth Games track athletes are – it’s the Gold Coast’s public Wi-Fi network that will really be really setting speed records. It’s the fastest - and largest - in Australia and will allow tens of thousands of 2018 Commonwealth Games fans to log in for free and send pics and live video straight to their social media accounts during the 12-day sporting extravaganza in April. When the Games are over the Wi-Fi system will still be there for tourists – and locals – to upload their great times or even watch movies while they chill on the beach.