Gold Coast Coronavirus Updates

Gold Coast Coronavirus Updates

Keep up to date with closures, cancellations and altered trading hours on the Gold Coast

Since the announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gold Coast businesses have been taking actions to help slow the spread of the virus. You can find out below how local businesses are responding to the outbreak by temporarily closing, adjusting their business hours, or offering safe takeaway options.

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We will be updating this list as often as possible with the latest announcements.

Latest update 25/03/2020

The government has announced the following facilities will be restricted from opening from midnight local time March 25, 2020:

  • Pubs, clubs, cinemas, nightclubs
  • Indoor sporting venues, community and recreation centre
  • Places of worship
  • Auctions and open houses
  • Beauty therapy and tattoo parlours
  • Amusement parks, arcades and play centre
  • Galleries, museums, libraries and swimming pools
  • Restaurants, cafes and food courts restricted to takeaway and home deliveries
  • Hairdressers and barbers must restrict appointments to 30 minutes
  • Bootcamps and personal training sessions limited to 10 people
  • Weddings, limited to five people, funerals limited to 10 people


Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is now temporarily closed. Their dedicated teams will continue to care for the animals at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary throughout the closure. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation will remain open to treat wildlife patients.


Dracula’s Cabaret will temporarily suspend all performances for two weeks, effective Tuesday, March 17th.


From Monday 23rd March 12pm, Escape Hunt will close their store as per the new regulations set down by the government.

Fusion Escape Rooms – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Fusion Escape Rooms is now temporarily closed.


Game Over has now temporarily closed following the most recent government announcement. If you have a booking a staff member will call you in the coming days.


Due to recent government restrictions, Gold Coast Helitours services have been temporarily restricted to aerial work and charters such as aerial photography & surveys, charter work including transportation to and from places, sky crane operations, airport transfers, etc.


iFLY is now temporarily closed. If you have an upcoming reservation, the team at iFLY will be in touch with you shortly to discuss rescheduling your experience. They will continue to update the following website here: as well as social pages with any news regarding their reopening.


Infinity Attraction is now temporarily closed.

King Tutt’s Putt Putt – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

In accordance with the most recent Government announcement regarding business closure, King Tutt’s Putt Putt have closed their doors until further notice.


Level Up Arcade is currently closed due to Government restrictions.

Padlock’d Escape Rooms – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Padlock’s Escape Rooms is now temporarily closed. Order some board games from Padlock’d Surfers Paradise and support local businesses who have had too close. Either pick up or have them delivered. They will hopefully keep you entertained for a while!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Effective Thursday, March 19th, Ripley’s will close to the public to ensure the safety and well-being of their team members and guests.

Scenic Day Tours – OPEN

They are still open for business. Nature is more beautiful than ever, explore the rainforest and see the city from a far.

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SkyPoint Observation Deck and Climb – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Following the government ban on all entertainment venues and licensed restaurants, SkyPoint Observation Deck and Climb will temporarily cease operating from midday, Monday the 23rd March 2020.


Sling Shot is temporarily closed due to the imposed government laws and regulations.

Surfers Paradise Mini Golf – TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Surfers Paradise Mini Golf is temporarily closed due to the imposed government laws and regulations.


The Gold Coast Wax Museum is temporally closed, in line with the Government Advice, due to the Coronavirus.


Due to the imposed government laws and regulations, Timezone venues nationally will be pausing the fun until further notice.

Tropical Fruit World – OPEN

Tropical Fruit World has temporarily closed its non-essential activities. They will not be running tour activities, fruit tastings or in-house dining experience.

They will be providing the following essential services for the Gold Coast community:

Fresh fruit sales – on site at Tropical Fruit World

Pantry goods sales – on site at Tropical Fruit World

Fruit Box and Avocado tray home delivery – purchase online at by phone on 02 66 777 222 or email

Take Away Café Menu to be introduced (more information to follow)


Zero Latency is now temporarily closed. During this time, they intend to do some renovations and implement plans to improve the venue and offerings in time for when it is safe to re-open.


Beachside Pavilion – OPEN

Phone your coffee order in 07 5539 0377, pull up out the front, come in and pick up or they will happily come to your car.

Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria – OPEN

For a limited time only, order home delivery from Jamie Oliver’s delicious range of traditional pizzas & receive a free pizza! Available on Uber Eats and Deliveroo.

Lord of the Fries – OPEN

Lord of the Fries is open for takeaways in Surfers Paradise. Offering vegan fast food and the best fries on the coast.

Mario’s Italian Restaurant – OPEN

Mario’s are open only for takeaway or delivery (postcode 4218 only). Order online on or call 07 5592 1899.

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Mario's Takeaway and Delivery


The Mermaid Beach Surf Club is now temporarily closed.

Pancakes in Paradise – OPEN

Working from home calls for home delivery and….. Pancakes in Paradise has you covered with all your favourites. Order online with any of their delivery partners Uber Eats, Menulog and Deliveroo or drop by for some takeaway.

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Pancakes on the Rocks – OPEN

Pancakes On The Rocks is still open for business with the option for take-away so you can continue to enjoy their great meals at home.

Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant – OPEN

Looking for a safe, healthy, and delicious food delivered to your door for FREE? Shiraz Persian Restaurant delivers to Surfers Paradise for orders of $40 or above. View the menu at: & call 0460 520 073 and place your order!

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The Aztec – OPEN

Working from home calls for home delivery and….. Pancakes in Paradise has you covered with all your favourites. Order online with any of their delivery partners Uber Eats, Menulog and Deliveroo or drop by for some takeaway.

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Carrara Markets – OPEN

Carrara Markets has temporarily closed all market stalls that are considered non-essential.

The farmers and growers in the fresh produce section of the markets will open on Saturday and Sunday from 7am to noon as an essential service to the community.

They will continue to play a role in ensuring Gold Coasters have access to essential products such as fruits, vegetables, deli products, bakery goods, etc.

Pacific Fair – OPEN

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is open and trading regular hours as they continue to provide essential products and services to the community.

Sporty’s Warehouse – OPEN

Sporty’s Fitness is well stocked with everything you need to take your workout to the safety of your own home. With the trend being to steer away from gyms through fear of contraction they have recently geared up with a fresh container load of all things fitness!


Gold Coast SUNS v Port Adelaide – LIVESTREAM ONLY

Round 1 of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season will be live and broadcasted on TV on the 21st of March at 6:40pm. No attendance permitted, but you can still watch the match in self-isolation and support the team on social media using #ChallangeAccepted.

Night Market Car Boot Sale at Carrara Markets – CANCELLED

This event has been cancelled until further notice.

Plant Sale at Carrara Markets – POSTPONED

Another date will be scheduled later in the year.

Collectarama at Carrara Markets – POSTPONED

Another date will be scheduled later in the year.

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