Planning & Development Online

Terms and conditions

Before proceeding, please read the following disclaimer and select a button at the bottom of the scrollable window.

Welcome to Gold Coast Council's ("the Council") Planning & Development Online (which includes Property Enquiry, DA Tracking, Map Search, Planning Scheme Online and RiskSmart).


This information:

  • is to assist customers in tracking progress of the development applications
  • deals with key milestones in the development application process - it is not a detailed history
  • enables customers to view and interrogate the online planning scheme
  • is to assist customers in determining whether the property is connected or can be connected to water and sewerage services
  • should NOT be relied upon as accurate especially by those who may be using this as a basis to decide whether to purchase or finance property - if you fall into that category you should obtain further written confirmation from Council

Please note that some types of documents (e.g. plans, drawings and documents containing personal information) may not be available through Planning & Development Online, even if they form part of a development application which is otherwise available.

The information available on Planning & Development Online may be incomplete and should not be relied upon as a search. No warranty is given in relation to the data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability) and no liability accepted (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for any loss damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the data. Customers should continue to perform their building search online at, over the counter at one of our Customer Service Centres or by fax or post.


Council (or other agencies)

  • owns copyright to material on this site
  • grants you a licence to reproduce the contents of this website in your web browser (and in any cache file produced by your web browser) for the sole purpose of viewing the content

Imagery includes material © Space Imaging LLC. Cadastral Data provided with the permission of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

Council of the City of Gold Coast reserves all other intellectual property rights.

Information privacy

Planning & Development Online may record some information about each access to the website (for example, the IP address of the computer from which Planning & Development Online is accessed, the date and time of access, and the pages, documents or information accessed). This information is used for statistical and site development purposes. Except for information specifically provided by users, Council does not collect any other personal information during use of Planning & Development Online. Any personal information specifically provided will not be disclosed to third parties except with the consent of the subject user, or where required by law.

Data must not be used for direct marketing or be used in breach of the privacy laws.

Council takes steps to maintain the currency and accuracy of the personal information it holds. If users require access to any personal information about them that may be held by Council, or if users have any other questions about information privacy, e-mail us at or call 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)

Department of Natural Resources and Mines disclaimer

City of Gold Coast spatial data is based on Cadastral Data provided with the permission of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

I accept that the Department of Natural Resources and Mines/State of Queensland is not liable to me under any circumstances for any loss or damage whosoever or howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with this Agreement, except that which it is unlawful to exclude.

The Department of Natural Resources and Mines/State of Queensland does not warrant that the Licensed Data is error free, and I acknowledge that:

The Licensed Data does not purport to represent the precise location of Cadastral corners or the surveyed dimensions of Cadastral boundaries; and

The Licensed Data was captured from available Cadastral mapping and its positional accuracy varies with the map type and the respective scale of mapping used.


I accept that the Department of Natural Resources and Mines/State of Queensland is the owner of the Intellectual Property Rights, including copyright, in the data and this Agreement does not confer on me any rights of ownership in that data.

Permitted use

I accept that use of the data by me shall be limited to my own personal use or for use in the ordinary course of my business. I shall not on-sell or distribute the data for reward to any other third party, nor shall I produce any hardcopy products incorporating the data for commercial use except for those hardcopy products I am allowed to give away free of any charges.


In the event that any limitation or provision contained in this Licence shall be held to be invalid for any reason and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines/State of Queensland becomes liable for loss or damage that would otherwise have been lawful to exclude, I agree that such liability shall be limited to the replacement, by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines of the data accessed by me.

All matters relating to this website are governed by the laws of the State of Queensland, Australia.

By accessing this information I request to do so under Section 728 of the Sustainable Planning Act and I understand that Council is making the information available under the provisions of Section 728 of the Sustainable Planning Act.

I understand this disclaimer and agree with the terms and conditions.