Southport Chamber Boss calls for CBD Master Plan

For over 110 years, the Southport Chamber of Commerce have believed in the potential of Southport as a strong central business district. This belief has not waivered.

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023 and Call for Nominations

All current members are hereby notified that the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Southport Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held on Tuesday 12 December 2023 at 7:00am.


After-tax income for every Australian household has fallen by 5.1 percent this last financial year - making it the worst plunge among developed nations. Australian incomes are going backwards with surging mortgage rates and elevated inflation causing pay levels to drop. Australia's household debt to income ratio of 197.6 percent is also the highest in the world, after Switzerland.

Shaping the future: Small Business Wellness Package Survey


It was a pleasure to join the Mayor for his Sustainable Business Forum for Gold Coast Business Week at Southport Sharks.

September quarter Pulse Survey is now open

We need your insight to better understand business conditions in Queensland.

Next-Gen Life Sciences Centre Given Coast Go-Ahead

A new multimillion-dollar centre for science and medical excellence has the green light to move forward on the Gold Coast.

Local developer Niecon recently received development approval for its landmark Gold Coast Life Sciences Centre.

Common Ground: A Vision for a Compassionate Community

There are pivotal moments in one's career that encapsulate the purpose and passion of public service, and the progression of Common Ground on the Gold Coast is undoubtedly one of them for me.

Land Audit paves the way for 600-plus new Gold Coast homes

Published Friday, 08 September, 2023 at 10:20 AM

Gold Coast Women in Business Awards opportunity

Gold Coast Women in Business Awards 2023


It was great to catch up with so many members at Carafe Wine – a fantastic venue we are lucky to have here in Southport.

Business confidence remains weak as businesses feel the impact of high interest rates

Latest results of the March Quarter Pulse Survey indicates that Queensland business confidence in the performance of the national and state economies remains weak.

Queensland Budget

Upon reviewing the recent budget, I can't help but express my disappointment. It's a missed opportunity, to say the least. What we needed were bold and substantial commitments, not superficial promises that fall short.

New CBD Civic Square Public Consultation

On the back of the recent Colliers report stating the CBD has enormous potential for growth, I am delighted to inform you of our fully funded plans to transform Woodroffe Park into a new CBD Civic Square destination.

Survey of small businesses owned by migrants

Share your views and help us build more inclusive support for small businesses.

The Queensland Government, through the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) and the Department of Environment and Science (DES), has engaged Ernst & Young (trading as EY Sweeney) to conduct a survey of small businesses owned by migrants about their experiences of running a business in Queensland.

SCOC members Special Offer at GC Biz Hub

Co- working is a flexible, cost-effective solution to finding office space – without the commitment or rigidity of long-term office leases. It helps combat the isolation of working from home, and surrounds you with a network of professionals who are also working remotely or freelancing for themselves.


A study is being undertaken of the Southport CBD to inform a Southport Walking Network Plan. The study aims to identify ways to encourage and promote walking and other active travel options for locals and visitors.

Exciting Opportunity for Young Leaders!

I am thrilled to share the recent success of our last Young Leaders Program event, featuring David Crisafulli MP, Leader of the Opposition, as our special guest! The event left a lasting impact on our young leaders, who were inspired by David's insights on leadership and making a positive difference in our community.

Free seminar for employers on visa opportunities to fill skill gaps

Free seminar for Gold Coast businesses struggling with skill shortages

RDA Gold Coast, our Gold Coast Regional Jobs Committee, the Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce and the Australian Department of Home Affairs have joined forces to organise a free seminar for Gold Coast businesses struggling to fill job vacancies:

March quarter Pulse Survey closing soon

We need your insight to understand where you see potential future growth opportunities in Queensland.

Update from Rob Molhoek MP MAICD

I am thrilled to share with you an amazing initiative that has been doing incredible work in our local community - Little Grubbs. I am so happy that we have this organisation in Southport that provides essential support to children and families impacted by neuro-developmental conditions, disabilities, special needs, and challenging behavioural issues.

Charity Golf Day

The MBA Partnership charity golf day in support of the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation is the perfect opportunity to strengthen brand awareness amongst Gold Coast and Brisbane locals, whilst also aligning your business with an important cause!

President's Report

More social housing, increased police presence, improved sales revenue and new developments for Southport.

2023 Red Tape Survey is closing soon | How does red tape impact your business

We’ve been working with Queensland businesses for more than a decade to understand how regulatory burden, or red tape, impacts you.

Workforce Planning Course

The Workforce Planning Course is proudly supported by the Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, in partnership with Jobs Queensland.

March Special

Receive an entry into our Easter Special Draw – for every paid booking in our coworking space and meeting rooms you will receive an entry into our Easter Hamper Promotion.

Update from Cr Brooke Patterson, Division 6


The City of Gold Coast will be joining its five largest funded and controlled entities following a resolution made at the 24 February Special Council Meeting.

Update from Rob Molhoek MP MAICD

Many locals have expressed their concerns with me recently about escalating youth crime and anti-social behaviour in our community. I have also been listening to locals about how the cost of living continues to be an issue that is not being treated. I have been listening and am working to hold the government accountable for their lack of action.

2023 Central Gold Coast Volunteer Awards – Nominations Now Open

The Central Gold Coast Volunteer Awards recognise volunteers who inspire others and enrich our community through their contributions. The awards seek to publicly thank and celebrate volunteers for their selfless service.

CLEAN AND SAFE CBD - New Operation Actioned!

Residents and community members going about their daily lives have a right to feel safe. In response to community concern, Police have formulated an operation utilising current legislation to BAN REPEAT OFFENDERS FROM THE SOUTHPORT CBD.

Our valued corporate members

Our corporate members are highly valued for their contribution to the Southport Chamber.

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Our valued gold members

These members are highly valued for their contribution to the Southport Chamber.

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