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Parking at the GCCEC

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre's car park entrance is at the northern end of the building, accessible from traffic lights off the Gold Coast Highway and the main driveway off TE Peters Drive.

Undercover car spaces are available for short-term parking. A $10 inclusive of GST flat rate is charged for car parking at the centre.


Carpark FAQ's

Opening Hours?

The car park will be open 24hrs, 7 days a week, with some exceptions being when no events are in-house and on some public holidays. The GCCEC will close the car park at its discretion. Please check with us for further details.

What is the maximum vehicle height?

2.1 metres

How much does parking cost?

A daily rate of $10 (inclusive of GST) is charged for car parking at the Centre.

How do I pay for parking?

There are 5 conveniently located automatic pay stations in the car park so you can easily pre-pay prior to exiting. This means everyone can easily get in and out of the car park even at the busiest times. There is also a pay lane device situated at the exit. Please note the signage to ensure you are in the correct exit lane. Pay stations accept all coins (except 5c), $5 $10 & $20 notes, Visa/Mastercard, and they provide change.

How do I get a receipt?

When you pay at the automatic pay stations press the receipt button, this will generate a receipt that can be collected from the change flap. Alternatively, when paying at our exit booth please request a receipt from the car park attendant, prior to making payment.

Please note we are unable to issue receipts if you pay at the pay station then request a receipt from our car parking attendant.

The Pay Station will not accept my ticket or money?

Please press the assistance button on the pay station machine and advise the staff member of the problem you are experiencing.

When are car park exit booths attended?

There are attendants located in the exit booths during peak periods. When the car park exits are not staffed, payment must be made at the automatic pay stations.

How do I exit?

Please pay your ticket at any of our 5 automatic pay stations prior to returning to your car. Once you are in your car please follow the arrows and exit signs. At the exit insert your paid ticket into the exit machine and the gate will rise.

Can you pre-purchase tickets?

For Event Organisers only, arrangements can be made to purchase pre-paid tickets with your Event Manager prior to the event commencing. The charge remains $10 for all-day parking (1 exit only) unless a multi-day pass has been approved. This will be charged back to the Clients master account.

Trade and pre-approved multi-day passes?

For Event Organisers only, a multi-entry pass can be purchased through your Event Manager. Management reserves the right to offer multi-day passes.

Large entertainment events and traffic?

During events with significant patron numbers (typically concerts and sporting events), the automatic car park system will be substituted with a manual system where GCCEC staff will collect monies on entry. The exit boom gates will remain up.

For further details, please refer to the car park terms and conditions posted on entry and also posted through the car park, or call us on 07 5504 4000.

What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies