Gold Coast

Stings

Thousands Stung as Venomous ‘Jellyfish’ Invade Australian Beaches

Bluebottle stings are a normal part of life for Australian beachgoers, but this summer has been particularly intense due to high winds.
Becky Ferreira
1.7.19
Noisey News

An Australian Rapper Named 2Pec Swam Into the Ocean to Dodge a $600 Seafood Bill

This is almost as good as the time Rich Homie Quan supposedly punched a bouncer and escaped on a speedboat.
Issy Beech
4.10.17
New music

Get Your Teeth Rattled with Sex Drive’s Latest Track of Snarling Aussie Punk

One of the best punk bands in Australia share a wild track from their forthcoming record.
Tim Scott
12.1.16
Stuff

A Chat to the Guy Who Invented Schoolies

In 1975 a Broadbeach hotel manager traveled to the US for Spring Break. Graduating high school in Australia would never be the same.
Mariam Koslay
12.9.15
News

Tears Flow Over the Suspicious Death of 12-Year-Old Tiahleigh Palmer

On Saturday, Queensland police announced that a decomposed body had been identified as Tiahleigh. Sunday night saw 400 people attend her vigil.
Julian Morgans
11.9.15
Stuff

Untangling Australia's Complicated Sex Laws at a Gold Coast Swingers Club

Welcome to the Chateau Vino where they don't sell alcohol, but do have 11 play rooms out back.
Mimi LaMontagne
10.1.15
Culture

I Spent a Night Touring the Gold Coast’s Worst Rated Nightclubs

Why do people criticise the Goldy? We went to find out, armed with a list of reviews by anonymous internet whingers.
Mimi LaMontagne
8.28.15
Photo

Photos of Artificial Tourist Paradises in Australia and Dubai

In his series Gold, photographer Sean Fennessy examines the similarities between the two surreal cities.
Sean Fennessy
6.10.15
Photo

Australia’s Gold Coast in the Sexy, Sexist 70s

Graham Burstow visited the Gold Coast every summer during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. His photos show us how the place has evolved.
Graham Burstow
5.4.15
News

Talking to Teens Before and After Schoolies

We interviewed five teenagers before and after schoolies to compare their expectations with reality. Historically this has been a story of unchecked impulses and reckless behaviour. How things have changed.
Julian Morgans
12.17.14
News

Queensland's Bikies are taking their Anti-Bikie Laws to the High Court

Queensland’s VLAD laws have outlawed 26 motorcycle clubs as criminal organisations. Now the bikies will try proving the laws are unconstitutional, before they’re implemented nationally.
Lauren Gillin
9.1.14
Photo

Ying Ang Shoots Australia's Glamorous Crime Capital

Ying Ang's Gold Coast is a manufactured fantasy world where shysters rule.
VICE Staff
1.31.14