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.

CCIQ member alert / Important details on new paid Family and Domestic Violence leave entitlement

The new paid Family and Domestic Violence leave entitlement commences today, 1 February 2023.

This means that all full time, part time and casual employees now, from today’s date, have an accrual of 10 days of paid leave per each 12-month period.

Enrol now for Fee-Free TAFE in 2023 on the Gold Coast

Gold Coast recent school leavers and other locals looking to upskill or change careers are being encouraged to enrol in one of the 37,000 Fee-Free TAFE places available across Queensland in 2023.

Hit the ground running in 2023 with our helpful end of year tips

𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝐍𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐧𝐞

𝐄𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐓𝐢𝐩 𝐍𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐧𝐞

Ensure your bookkeeping is up to date for 2022 so you don’t have to spend time chasing your tail next year.

December update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Throughout the course of 2022, you may have attended an event across Southport from the CBD Sundown series. These have been running on the last Friday of every month, and have included:

“Kids in Care” Christmas Lunch 2022 - An Update from Rob Molhoek MP

Every year I host a lunch for kids in need during the Christmas period.

CCIQ’s IR Reform Survey

CCIQ is calling on Southport Chamber businesses to complete a short survey on IR Reforms before COB Monday. This will allow CCIQ to better understand how businesses feel about the proposed IR changes. See below brief outline of IR changes and how this can affect businesses, or refer to our recent blog posts on our website that provides further information about this bill.

Business Basics Grants Program

The Queensland Government provides specific support for the small business sector.

2022 Annual General Meeting Agenda

Please be reminded that the 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Southport Chamber of Commerce Inc will be held today, Tuesday 22nd November 2020 at 5:00pm.

A message from the Australian Chamber of Commerce

Seismic shifts to Australia’s workplace relations system announced by the federal government today will increase strikes, create more complexity, and lead to higher unemployment, amid an increasingly challenging international economic outlook.

A Message from Hon Angie Bell MP

Last week in Parliament I spoke on the Albanese Government’s Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 to highlight the disastrous consequences that this Bill will have on small and medium sized businesses across the country, especially on the Gold Coast.

Donation of Raffle Prize

Both Gold and Corporate Members of the Southport Chamber of Commerce are given the opportunity to donate a raffle prize for the events of the chamber. We are currently putting together our list of Prizes and donors and ask for kind donation.

Southport Chamber Extend offer free Annual Memberships to Gold Coast Based Businesses

Offer Extended - In a city first, the Southport Chamber of Commerce launched a new initiative in 2020 to help Gold Coast businesses.

The initiative will see annual membership fees waived for new and existing Gold Coast businesses who join the Southport Chamber before 31st December 2022

This initiative is open to all Gold Coast businesses, no matter what industry or size, with a focus on those trading within Southport and it’s surrounds.

Update from Rob Molhoek MP MAICD

Throughout estimates and in every media and ministerial statement, the Premier continually refers to unprecedented and unexpected growth as the excuse for our current housing, health, and transport crisis. These are the three biggest issues I hear about from Southport locals, from homelessness to ambulance ramping, Southport is not immune to the poor management of our state, and the lack of appropriate social housing investment is exacerbating our homelessness problem.

November update from Cr Brooke Patterson

Community consultation surrounding our Southport PDA development scheme review continues since discussed in the previous update. Just recently, our City Planning officers held a workshop inviting local business and industry stakeholders to have their say about current issues and the future of the PDA.

An update from Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)

Small Business Wellness Coaches

Business can access support from small business wellness coaches to help you find the right service available and also refer you to a specialist service provider for support to reduce stress, improve wellbeing and provide flexible business support.

The Future of Work Report

Supported by Australian Retirement Trust

Our valued corporate members

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

Count Gold Coast Your Resourcing Group Gold Coast Business Hub

Our valued gold members

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

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