March 13, 2020

Council Election 2020

GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate is pointing voters to the post or pre-poll ahead of the looming council election amid three new cases of coronavirus in Queensland (further cases have now been confirmed).

Cr Tate said 12 March he had received the latest briefing from the State Disaster Coordination Centre, including an update on the impact of COVID-19 on a local, national and global scale.

It comes as Queensland Health warned of three new cases in Queensland, involving a 46-year-old Brisbane woman, a 22-year-old Brisbane man and a 42-year-old Sunshine Coast woman

Cr Tate said Gold Coast residents do not need to panic.

“Be alert, not alarmed is the best attitude,” he wrote on social media.

“With that in mind, there is a broader conversation about avoiding large events where crowds are often confined.

“This virus is of particular concern for those who may have a weakened immune system or underlying health issues including diabetes, a heart condition or high blood pressure.

“Our seniors are a particular focus group, as viruses in general can have a more detrimental impact on the elderly.”

Cr Tate said the QLD Electoral Commission had raised alternative options for voting ahead of the local government election on March 28, including pre-polling (locations listed below).


Open 9am-5pm between March 16-20 and 9am-6pm between March 23-27.

  • Ormeau Centre, Cuthbert St, Ormeau.
  • Helensvale North Early Voting Centre, 4/54 Siganto Dr, Helensvale.
  • Helensvale South Early Voting Centre, Helensvale Community Centre, 31 Discover Dr, Helensvale.
  • Runaway Bay Community Centre, Lae Dr, Runaway Bay.
  • Southport Community Centre, Lawson St, Southport.
  • Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, 296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara.
  • Albert Waterways Community Centre, cnr Hooker and Sunshine Blvds, Mermaid Waters.
  • Show Society, Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary.
  • Fradgley Hall Community Centre, Park Ave, Burleigh Heads.
  • Returning Officer’s office at 6/53 Township Dr, Burleigh Heads.
  • Tugun Community Centre, 414 Coolangatta Rd, Tugun.


Ref Gold Coast Bulletin