Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) moves to next stage

In line with the Council endorsed Music Action Plan, the introduction of a Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) in Southport will protect and encourage opportunities for Southport to be a hub for live music. A vibrant destination where locals can see world class artists.

Gold Coast Business Hub - Corporate Member Advertorial

The Gold Coast Business Hub has recently expanded for the 4th time in as many years. Now offering 2 locations Southport and Surfers Paradise. We are happy to offer the first 5 SCOC members who make a booking with us a 10% discount off their booking. Book directly with our Corporate Concierge, Lauren or Andrea, on 07 5528 5470 or office@gcbh.com.au

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - VMA Promotional Products

VMA Promotional Products is the brainchild of Katie Bond who saw a gap in the market for quality yet low cost promotional merchandise for businesses.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - First Asset Management

At First Asset Management, we pride ouselves on being proactive. Where other property managers act reactively to problems, we make it our priority to know exactly what's happening with your property and tenants. As specialist commercial asset managers, we do far more than simply collect rent -- in fact, we possess the knowledge and expertise to help you in ways the 'average' property manager can't.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - Key Business Network

Key Business Network is a professional business networking organisation, committed to helping small to medium businesses expand. In our professional network, members meet regularly in localised business networks to develop relationships, support each other and to share and record referral business.

A warm welcome and thank you to our Newest Gold Member - SonicHealthPlus

Sonic HealthPlus is Australia’s leading provider of occupational healthcare and general medical services. Backed by Sonic Healthcare, Sonic HealthPlus is a truly national company with wholly owned clinics operating in metropolitan, regional and remote locations across the country.

Southport Chamber of Commerce Business Survey: SEQ Floods - Feb/March 2022

Good morning,

The Southport Chamber of Commerce have put a call out to collect information on how local business have been directly impacted by the current weather events in SEQ.

President's Report - February 2022

It’s been a difficult start to the year for business owners, including our 280 Southport Chamber members, with modelling showing the constraints on Queensland businesses over January impacted the state’s economy an estimated $180 million per day in lost economic activity.

SEQ Floods – Access Support from the Government

What wild weather we are having! I hope you and your family are staying safe (and dry) as South-east Queensland gets bombarded by all this rain. I thought I would touch base with you with some tips on staying safe, how to get help if you need it, and how to help out if you’re in a position to do so.

Kickstart Graduate Program - Applications Closing 11 March 2022

Do you have newly graduated employees in your team? Or team members who are due to finish their studies in the next 6 months? If so, you might like to consider Study Gold Coast’s Kickstart Graduate Program.

Division 6 update – Cr Brooke Patterson

The year of the Tiger is off to a cracking pace. Just in the last week council has:

• carved out our 2032 strategy

• reviewed, with Queensland Treasury, our budget and the City’s financial health (we are looking mighty fine by the way), and

• determined a plan of attack on the HOTA masterplan.

Border re-opening economic potential not realised in the long-term for Gold Coast businesses

Gold Coast businesses made the most of the frontline of state border re-opening, recording an increase in sales and revenue and general businesses conditions in the December quarter, despite low confidence in future conditions.

SCOC Waives Annual Business Membership Fees for 2022

In a city first, the Southport Chamber of Commerce have extended it's Gold Coast Business initiative for 2022 to help our Local Gold Coast businesses on their road to recovery over the next 12 months.

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

Accessing this free Business membership offer is quick and easy. New members can sign up via the Chamber’s Apply Now  follow the online

Queensland business is everyone's business!

Now is the time for Queensland consumers and businesses to be depending on their own communities and local supply chains for goods, services, stock and resources.

We're advocating to government for three commitments to Queensland businesses

Constraints on Queensland businesses are costing the state’s economy an estimated $180 million a day in lost economic activity, new CCIQ modelling shows.

Southport business Send Payments raises $5 million in Series A funding

Gold Coast fintech, Send Payments, has raised a total of $5 million through an oversubscribed placement, with some exceptional additions to the share register to help accelerate growth into 2022. As part of the raise the company is looking to expand their embedded finance product offerings, as well as hiring additional staff and laying the foundations for its imminent overseas expansion.

Business constraints costing Queensland economy $1.2b a week

Constraints on Queensland businesses are costing the state’s economy an estimated $180 million a day in lost economic activity, new modelling from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) shows.

Managing COVID-19 in workplaces

As COVID-19 becomes more prevalent in our community, people who have COVID-19 will visit businesses and workplaces. Guidance for managing COVID-19 in workplaces is available.


The Southport business community are throwing their weight behind the City of Gold Coast’s proposed Southport Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) with results from a recent Southport Chamber of Commerce member survey showing that 100% of survey respondents support the proposed SEP.


Another whirlwind year is coming to a close, with Christmas and the end of 2021 rapidly approaching. If we thought 2020 was an interesting year with the beginning of the pandemic, 2021 certainly kept up the momentum of absurdity, with new strains of COVID, more lockdowns and ever-changing restrictions.

Building Better Regions Fund Round 6 - Now Open

Applications are now open for Round 6 of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), paving the way for new projects that regional communities deserve to be funded and delivered.

SCOC - Members Survey (Southport Special Entertainment Precinct)

Dear Member,

The City of Gold Coast is currently undertaking community consultation for the proposed Southport Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP).

Gold Coast Business Portal – Now live!

Times have been tough for many Gold Coast business and some industries are recovering faster than others. Adapting to change is key to successfully managing your business.

President's Report - November 2021

On the 18 November 2021, the Southport Chamber of Commerce held its annual AGM Chaired by Ian Kennedy. The Board would like to thank all members who attended the AGM in person, and those who sent proxies and apologies.

AGM and the Christmas Cheer Night

An excellent night on Thursday 18/11/2021 for the annual AGM of the Southport Chamber of Commerce, followed by our Christmas Celebratory drinks. We had 50 members attend our beautiful sunset evening event at the Southport Yacht Club overlooking the gorgeous yachts moored in the marina.

Southport Special Entertainment Precinct

The Southport Special Entertainment Precinct (SEP) is one step closer, with consultation opening to obtain feedback on a range of planning instruments to bring the program to life.

Terry White Chemmart Australia Fair

The Australia Fair Terry White store was the very first store opened by Terry and Rhonda White and is considered their flagship. A million dollar makeover has recently been completed, and the owners Terry and Rhonda held a series of VIP parties to launch transformation of the new look premises.

Pulse Survey results out now

Pulse Survey results out now

Christmas business confidence missing traditional festive cheer

Unite & Recover - A Plan for 80% and Beyond

From 17 December when Queensland is forecast to reach the 80 per cent double vaccinated milestone, hospitality and entertainment venues including festivals will only be permitted to allow entry to patrons and staff who are fully vaccinated. Read the plan here.

This affects non-essential leisure businesses including hospitality venues (hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants and cafes) and entertainment venues (nightclubs, live music venues, stadiums, theatres, cinemas and festivals)

President's Report - October 2021

“It is incredible to realise that we have been dealing with the consequences of the Covid -19 pandemic for over 18 months now. Uncertainty of rules, lockdowns, and movement restrictions etc have been the cause of the greatest economic impact on all sizes of businesses on the Gold Coast over that time. While I am usually an optimist, every time I think I see light at the end of the tunnel the tunnel seems to keep going on and on.

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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