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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AIRPORT READY FOR ITS BIGGEST CHALLENGE
10:00am - 12/02/2018
GOLD Coast Airport is undergoing a $300 million makeover as it prepares for its greatest challenge – next year’s Commonwealth Games. Just a decade ago $100 million was spent on upgrading facilities and now nine airlines service domestic and international routes from the airport, with 44,000 individual flights logged in 2016, making it the nation’s sixth busiest. The airport, which straddles the Queensland-New South Wales border at the southern end of the Gold Coast, handles around 6.5 million passengers a year but in 2018 will have to cope with an extra 126,000 people expected to fly in for the Commonwealth Games in April.
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10:00am - 12/02/2018
QUEENSLAND’S first large-scale food waste recycling plan is to undergo testing on the Gold Coast following the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Already the scheme has been successful in its initial trial, with a second 12-month trial to test the system on a larger scale. The scheme takes waste food from some of the city’s biggest and best eateries and turns it into compost to fertilise parks and gardens.
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5:00pm - 09/02/2018
ANDY Firth sells death. And far from being a bare bones business, the 31-year-old former Gold Coast boat builder is making a good living with a minimum of skulduggery. Andy trades under the name of Jack of the Dust, making and decorating replica human skulls and selling them to a worldwide market...
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1:30pm - 05/02/2018
Footage includes a range of scenes across the Gold Coast including the hinterland, beaches, dining scene and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. 
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$700-MILLION WAVE OF PROJECTS SPLASHES DOWN
3:00pm - 29/01/2018
A $700-million wave of new projects is splashing down on the Gold Coast as confident developers capitalise on the city’s bullish economy and sought-after lifestyle, ahead of April’s Commonwealth Games. Interestingly, buyers are increasingly domestic rather than international, as baby boomers downsize - many of them moving from the southern capitals seeking the Coast lifestyle in their retirement.
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10:00am - 23/01/2018
 A GLOBAL leader in drone cinematography is setting up on the Gold Coast to be close to the action at the centre of Australia’s movie industry. XM2 is a Melbourne-based company that has worked on some of the biggest blockbusters out of Hollywood in recent years including Thor: Ragnarok and the not-yet-released sci-fi sequel, Pacific Rim Uprising. XM2 has offices in Los Angeles and Seoul, as well as its headquarters in Melbourne.
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LIFE AT THE TOP NO LONGER PIE IN THE SKY
4:00pm - 15/01/2018
PENTHOUSE living was once considered the “creme de la creme” of a city, a privilege reserved for the elite and famous. But on the Gold Coast, buyers from all walks of life - families and young couples, to travelling business people - are flocking to adopt penthouse living that offers luxury, lifestyle and a combination of breathtaking views like no other in Australia.
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REFINED KIYOMI SHINES AT THE STAR
12:10pm - 15/01/2018
AS orders flow in and dishes go out during another busy night at The Star’s cutting-edge Japanese restaurant Kiyomi, this Gold Coast kitchen is teeming with seasonal wonders and the best local and international produce on offer. Better still, Kiyomi is part of an exciting culinary renaissance on the Gold Coast,...