Gold Coast Beach Parade

Event Information

Gold Coast Beach Parade is a world record attempt for the greatest number of people in koala ear visors in a beach parade.

It is a fun event for everyone and it celebrates the Gold Coast’s famous beach lifestyle,  shining a spotlight on our safe, healthy holiday destination, highlighting great community spirit, while supporting a charity that’s close to our hearts –  saving our Koalas.

Gold Coast Beach parade is a 3 km walk along the beach at beautiful Burleigh Heads on May 15, 2022.

Participation cost to enter is a donation –  $25 per individual, $80 for a family of 4 and $200 for a team or group of up to 10 people, and schools entries up to 200.  The registration fee includes a special koala ear visor which needs to be worn by all participants in the parade walk.  The registration fee goes directly to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, the world’s busiest wildlife Hospital.

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THE EVENT
THE RECORD
THE CHARITY
THE LOCATION

The Event

Gold Coast Beach Parade – is a world record attempt for the greatest number of people (men, women and children) in koala ear visors involved in a beach parade. We set the record in 2021 with 965 people registering to participate.

The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at Burleigh Heads.

Check-in is at Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads between 9.45 am and 10.45 am on event day, May 16.  Parade commences 11.15 am.

We are set once again to shine a spotlight on Queensland’s enviable lifestyle — focusing upon our beaches and community spirit, while supporting a charity that’s close to all of our hearts – Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and saving our city’s Koalas. 

Gold Coast Beach Parade is a world record attempt for the greatest number of people in koala ear visors in a beach parade.

It is a fun event for everyone and it celebrates the Gold Coast’s famous beach lifestyle,  shining a spotlight on our safe, healthy holiday destination, highlighting great community spirit, while supporting a charity that’s close to our hearts –  saving our Koalas.

Participation cost to enter is a donation –  $25 per individual, $80 for a family of 4 and $200 for a team or group of up to 10 people, and schools entries up to 200.  The registration fee includes a special koala ear visor which needs to be worn by all participants in the parade walk.  The registration fee goes to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation, the world’s busiest wildlife Hospital.

On event day you must check in using your ticket/QR registration, and collect your special participant wristband and your special participant Koala ear visors. The visor must be worn at all times while walking in the event to achieve our world record! 

The event will take place at beautiful Burleigh Heads. Home to many of Australia’s famous furry residents. 

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Gold Coast Beach Parade

The Record

The record will be measured by the number of participants wearing a visor(with Koala ears) in a beach parade.

    1. The Gold Coast Beach Parade walk will happen on Burleigh beach opposite Justins Park, just north of the Mowbray Park SLSC. Participants will walk down the beach in single file to North Burleigh SLSC turning at the check point, and return down along the beach front to Burleigh again, and be counted as you enter the main stage area. The parade route is 3 km.
    2. A start signal will be used. All participants must pass through designated check points along the route.
    3. There is a main stage on the beach, with a suspended counter over the catwalk. All participants finish the parade by walking down the catwalk, with the counter ticking over the numbers.
    4. what to wear ….Whatever you feel comfortable in wearing and walking to save our koalas.  Wearing our koala ear visor(supplied with each entry) is necessary.
    5. There will be a beachwear fashion parade on the stage at the start of the event, in a promotion of Australian beachwear manufacturers and push to ‘buy local’

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Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation

The charity of choice for the Gold Coast Beach Parade is Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. All registration fees to participate are donated directly to benefit the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation. The Foundation was created to secure the future of Australia’s wildlife. 

The Foundation directly funds Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and its vital work treating, rehabilitating and releasing sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife. 

The Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting  14000 animals a year – a service that is provided free of charge to the community. 

The skilled and experienced veterinary team, supported by volunteers, prides itself in providing the highest level of veterinary care to all of their patients. 

As a charity, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation relies on donations and public support to continue this free service to the community…which is why community fundraising events and initiatives like the Gold Coast Beach Parade are so important to us. 

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The Location

The Gold Coast Beach Parade walk will happen on Burleigh beach opposite Justins Park, just north of the Mowbray Park SLSC.

Participants will walk down the beach to North Burleigh SLSC turning at the check point, and return down along the beachfront to Burleigh again, and be counted as you enter the main stage area. The parade route is 3 km.

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