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Help Support Our Gold Coast Community

Join us at our inaugural charity fundraiser lunch that will leave you feeling full…of goodwill!

Hear from special guest, Australian surfing great and former world surfing champion Joel Parkinson, while supporting three very special community organisations on the Gold Coast.



Thursday 12 March, 2020


11.30am registrations for 12.00pm start until 2.00pm 


$154.35* per person $1,234.80* per table of eight
*Includes a 2.9% service fee. $1 booking fee applies to all bookings through Gold Coast Tickets.


Harvest Buffet | Casino Level
The Star Gold Coast


  • Full seafood experience
  • Selection of drinks
  • Free parking

As Australians and supporters from around the world generously donate to help our nation’s brave firefighters and bushfire victims, please join us and Australian former world surfing champion Joel Parkinson in supporting three vital Gold Coast charities that need your help.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation – which continues to support injured wildlife from the recent Queensland bushfires – along with Cancer Council Queensland and Gold Coast Hospital Foundation, all play an important role in caring for our local community.

As a proud and long-term supporter, The Star Gold Coast’s inaugural charity fundraiser lunch aims to raise further funds and awareness for these wonderful causes.

To be proudly emceed by Nova 106.9FM Brisbane breakfast presenter David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral, come along and hear Joel Parkinson share his personal connection to the local community from growing up on the Gold Coast beaches to becoming world surfing champion; the outstanding work each charity is delivering through an insightful panel discussion with representatives from each organisation; plus purchase raffle tickets to win some incredible prizes through the charities’ exciting fundraising raffle draw – all the while helping yourself to a spectacular seafood buffet featuring Australia’s best local produce.

Profits from the event will go directly to the three charities. 

Join us for the most fun you can have while doing a good deed to support our Gold Coast community!

Special Guest

Special Guest: Joel Parkinson

Growing up in Coolangatta, Joel Parkinson’s incredible sporting talent has taken him around the world in pursuit of his surfing passion. In 2012, after four runner-up finishes, ‘Parko’ achieved a stunning dream come true, claiming the World Surfing Championship at the Billabong Pipeline Masters.

His career is one life-changing moment after another, winning 12 world tour victories in total at renowned waves including Pipeline, Sunset Beach, Jeffreys Bay, Bells Beach, California, Bali, and at his home break of Snapper Rocks. Today, Parko remains a loyal resident to the coastal city that has played such an integral part of his life and has kept his feet firmly planted on the ground (when he’s not out chasing waves).

Along with his loving wife and three children, he continues to support his local hometown and community while exploring the globe together.

Community Partners

Community Partners


One Queenslander will be diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes. Since 1995, our ongoing partnership with Cancer Council Queensland has supported its mission to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer – through research, patient care, prevention, and early detection.

Over the past 20+ years, The Star Gold Coast has hosted a variety of fundraising and awareness-building initiatives for the charity including Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Daffodil Day, and Pink Month. Our talented culinary team have added their personal touch to these events by creating spectacular hand-made gourmet displays including a chocolate tractor masterpiece.

Cancer Council Queensland’s employees, volunteers, and supporters are at the heart of its work – driving its vision for a cancer-free future. It was established in 1961 as the Queensland Cancer Fund, in response to an increasing need for cancer-related services across the state. In 2020, it is celebrating 59 years of supporting Queenslanders affected by cancer.


Since 2015, our ongoing partnership with the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation has helped support its vision to raise vital awareness and funds for the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. This incredibly busy hospital treats, rehabilitates, and releases sick, injured, and orphaned native wildlife. Our partnership has included supporting the organisation’s signature ‘Benefit Under the Stars’ annual fundraising event, providing much-needed warmth to the animals during winter by donating hundreds of blankets to the hospital, and additional support opportunities throughout the year.


Since 2014, our ongoing partnership with the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation has supported its mission to help the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service provide the very best in health care facilities, health education, and medical treatment. Our support has helped more than 40,000 staff, patients, and their families to date.

During the past five years, we have worked with the Foundation by supporting its cancer patient transport service, awarding scholarships to nurses and midwives, and donating critical equipment for training and development of local health professionals.



Please see FAQs below. Have a question not covered in our FAQs? Then simply email or call 07 5592 8757 to speak with one of our friendly team members.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money from my ticket purchase will go towards the three nominated charities?
$110 from each individual ticket purchase and $880 from each table purchase will be split equally and go towards the three charities.

Do you have any accommodation offers for ‘Help yourself to help others’ attendees?
Yes! We are pleased to offer a special 25% discount off the best available rate for Superior Deluxe, Corner Balcony Deluxe, or Executive Deluxe rooms for all guests of the ‘Help yourself to help others’ lunch. For accommodation enquiries and bookings, please call reservations on 1800 074 344 and quote 'HELP’ to be eligible for the discount.

What time does the event start and end?
Registrations for the event will commence at 11.30am with formalities commencing at 12.00pm. The event will conclude at 2.00pm.

What is the dress code?
Smart casual attire.

Can we bring guests under 18 years old?
This event is being held in Harvest Buffet, and is open to guests under 18 years of age who are accompanied by an adult.

What if I would like to increase my booking guest numbers?
Provided availability permits at the time of your request, we can certainly increase your guest numbers. Availability cannot be guaranteed until such time the additional tickets are confirmed. Your confirmation payment will be adjusted to include your increased numbers.

What if I need to decrease my booking guest numbers?
We can certainly reduce your final payment to match decreased guest numbers. Please note that we are unable to provide any refunds e.g. in the case of numbers dropping to less than half of the original booking.

What if I have special dietary requirements?
The Star Gold Coast is pleased to cater for all special dietary requirements, these will be requested upon issuing the final invoice for your booking, please list any allergies/dietaries at this time. At the event, our chefs will guide guests through the buffet to ensure all dietary requirements are met.

Will you have gluten free, lactose free and/or vegan options available from the buffet?
We will always have these options available for our guests. However, please still note this in your dietary requirements so that we know how many dietaries we are required to cater for.

Can you reduce my ticket price if I don’t drink alcohol?
As this is a flat ticketed price we are unable to alter or remove any part of the package.

What beverages are included in the ticket price?
As part of the ticket price, a selection of red wines, white wines, sparkling wines, beers, cider, soft drinks and juices will be provided throughout the entire event.

Can I purchase spirits at the event?
Certainly! Please advise your wait staff at the event and they can assist with organising a spirits drink at your own additional cost.

How much does parking cost?
The Star Gold Coast has five levels of complimentary self-parking with valet parking available at $50 per 24HR period.

Do you have wheelchair access?
We do have wheelchair access throughout The Star Gold Coast, including Harvest Buffet. However, please note this in your seating preferences as we will try to seat you at an easily accessible table.

What is the latest date I can cancel a ticket/booking?
All payments are non-refundable, we are unable to compensate full cancellations. However, if your numbers are less than originally expected we can alter your final payment to match your decreased group numbers.

Can I receive a full refund if I cancel my booking?
No refunds will be provided for booking cancellations, all payments received are non-refundable. If a person under the booking is unable to attend the event you are welcome to allocate the ticket to another person.



From the freshest seafood like oysters, prawns, sushi, crabs and mussels, to roasts from the carvery as well as crowd-pleasers like pizza, pasta, curries, soups and salads, there's something guaranteed to tickle your fancy. Or, perhaps we can tempt you with our decadent dessert bar - complete with chocolate fountain.


Soups and salads

Pumpkin soup with croutons and sour cream
Garden salad 
Green grain salad with honey and lemon dressing
Potato and bean salad 
Cauliflower and pomegranate salad  
Surimi pasta salad 
Thai chicken salad 
Cucumber and tomato salad 
Rocket pear and parmesan  
Wild rice with coconut and raisins

Roasted, grilled or fried

Whole roasted Australian beef sirloin with traditional trimmings
Locally sourced lamb legs with rosemary and garlic
Grilled Australian lamb chops
Roasted seasonal vegetables
Roasted garlic butter potatoes
Steamed green vegetables 
Served with a delicious range of chutneys, relishes and sauces

Asian dishes

Honey soy chicken
Stir fried noodle dishes 
Sweet and sour pork
Authentic fried rice
Pork dumplings 
Malaysian and Indian curries   
Sushi platters


Roman inspired pizzas with classic flavour combinations
Freshly made pasta dishes and pasta bakes
Fragrant garlic bread

Cheese, meats and breads

A selection of imported and Australian cheese with dried fruits and crispbreads
Freshly baked breads and rolls
Sliced meats with marinated vegetables and dips 
Seasonal fruit selection


Two chocolate fountains with fruits, meringues and marshmallows 
Baked cheesecake
Bread and butter pudding
Chocolate mousse
Crème brulee 
Vanilla slice
Carrot cake 
Chocolate mud cake 
Jelly for the kids 
Soft serve ice cream with a range of toppings and sauces
A selection of seasonal desserts


Marinated mussels
Seafood salad
Fresh grilled Queensland barramundi
Sydney rock oysters

Whole baked fish
Smoked salmon 


This is a sample menu and items are subject to rotation.

Subject to availability, change or cancellation. *Includes a 2.9% Service Fee. $1 Booking Fee applies to all bookings through Gold Coast Tickets. American Express card payments are not accepted through Gold Coast Tickets. Dietary options will be available on prior request, however additional dietaries will not be able to be accommodated on the day without prior notice. The Star Club Member discounts do not apply. Casino Dollars cannot be used for this event. Booking cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to the event. No refund will be provided to no-shows or cancellations made within 72 hours prior to the event. Booking cancellations made after the event is sold out will not be refunded. The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol.