Chamber membership fees extended by 6 months

The Board of the Southern Chamber of Commerce extends its best wishes to those of you being affected during these challenging times. Many businesses are doing it tough, so now more than ever we need to support each other to get through the difficult months and even years ahead.

Banking Assistance Available

With the introduction of the proposed the wage subsidy solution from the Commonwealth Government, many operators are not in a position to come up with the cash to pay wages until May when the federal funding arrives.

Jonathan Fisher appointed as CEO of Binna Burra Lodge

The Board of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) has announced the departure of CEO Jonathan Fisher after 12 years of service beginning at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and over the last 6 years as CEO of the National Trust of Australia (Queensland).

COVID-19 JobKeeper Update

The Federal Government announced $130 billion in coronavirus wage subsidies for businesses to pay workers.

Support for business during COVID-19

The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training is sending this message to keep you informed of the latest assistance from the Australian and Queensland Governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passes required for workers travelling over the NSW/QLD Border

With the restrictions put in place by the State Government to restrict movement over the border, workers will need a pass to gain access.

Rates frozen, fees waived in City of Gold Coast stimulus package

Gold Coast council has unveiled a range of measures including the waiving of a long list of fees and charges as part of their COVID-19 stimulus package.

State Government provides some relief for Queensland Business

Businesses to benefit through immediate payroll tax refunds. Industry focused package to support large employers and helping people stay employed


Your Chamber of Commerce is providing you with details of how you can seek assistance during these unprecedented times.

Proposed Gold Coast Light Rail route confirmed by State Government

Southern Gold Coasters are being encouraged to come forward and have their say on the proposed route for the light rail extension from Burleigh to Tugun

Meet the Candidate - Bern Young

Meet Bern, council candidate for Division 13

Meet the Candidate - Scott Wallace

Meet Scott, council candidate for Division 13

Meet the Candidate - Katrina Beikoff

Meet Katrina, council candidate for Division 13

Meet the Candidate - Daphne McDonald

Meet Daphne, council candidate for Division 13

Meet the Candidate - Gail O'Neill

Meet Gail, council candidate for Division 14

Meet the Candidate - Gloria Baker

Meet Gloria, council candidate for Division 14

Meet the Candidate - Laura Gerber

Meet Laura, candidate in the state by-election for Currumbin

Meet the Candidate - Kaylee Campradt

Meet Kaylee, Labour candidate for the State seat of Currumbin

Meet the Candidate - Nicholas Bettany

Meet Nicholas, candidate in the by-election for Currumbin

Meet the Candidate - Sally Spain

Meet Sally, candidate in the state by-election for Currumbin

Nominations closing soon for the 2020 Queensland Training Awards

Nominate today for the Queensland Training Awards Small Employer of the Year!

M1 upgrade to include a service road

A NEW two-way road will be built alongside the southern stretch of the M1 as the first details emerge of a $1 billion Pacific Motorway upgrade.

Queensland Government Industry Recovery Package announced

The Queensland Government has announced a $27.25 million package to provide immediate assistance to industry to help Queensland deal with the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19.

World Wildlife Day - 3rd March 2020

This World Wildlife Day, consider giving the gift of habitat to Aussie native wildlife.

Tourism & Events Queensland launches 'Holiday Here This Year' campaign

In response to the effects of the Australian bushfires and the coronavirus on Queensland's tourism industry, TEQ has launched a $2 million campaign showcasing to Australians why Queensland is 'a beautiful place to holiday here this year', leveraging Tourism Australia's campaign launched in late January.

Destination Gold Coast update on Novel Coronavirus

Over the past week, Destination Gold Coast has been strongly advocating for emergency funds at Local, State and Federal Government level to support Gold Coast’s tourism sector.

Fires, drought and floods - the impact to our native wildlife

The devastating bushfires across Australia are a result of the conditions caused by extended drought and extremely dry hot weather. There has been a far bigger impact on the Australian native wildlife than ever imagined.


We need your help in finding out what is important to you and your business in the lead up to the Council and State Elections. Fill in this short survey to go in the running to win a $250 gift card.

How the Christmas eve part-day public holiday affected businesses

In late 2019, a Christmas Eve-part day public holiday was rushed through Queensland’s last sitting of parliament and was imposed on businesses weeks later. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) had sought feedback from the small business community and advised the government on the negative impact this would have on businesses across the state.

The Star Gold Coast’s inaugural charity fundraiser lunch

The Star Gold Coast’s inaugural charity fundraiser lunch, Help Yourself to Help Others, aimed at raising funds and awareness for three vital Gold Coast charities.

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