The Mermaid Beach Electorate

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The electorate of Mermaid Beach is a compact urban coastal electorate that covers 21 square kilometres of the central Gold Coast, east of the Pacific Motorway and Robina Parkway. Major suburbs include Mermaid Beach, Mermaid Waters, Miami, Varsity Lakes and Robina.

The Mermaid Beach Electorate meets up with the Surfers Paradise Electorate to the north; Burleigh Electorate to the South; and Mudgeeraba Electorate to the west with the east boundary meeting the South-East coastline. Federally the Mermaid Beach electorate encompasses part of both the McPherson Electorate and Moncrieff Electorate.

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Mermaid Beach Electorate at a Glance

Mermaid Beach

Mermaid Beach is the central suburb of this electorate and is bordered to the west by the artificial canals of adjacent Mermaid Waters and to the east by the Pacific Ocean. To the north is the suburb of Broadbeach, and to the south Miami with the Gold Coast Highway running north-south through the electorate. This suburb was originally named for the cutter HMS Mermaid, which explorer John Oxley sailed aboard in 1823 when he discovered the nearby Tweed and Brisbane Rivers.

Mermaid Waters

Mermaid Waters is primarily a residential suburb, featuring many homes built along artificial canals and lakes, including the 17-hectare fresh water Lake Hugh Muntz; and like Mermaid Beach is named for cutter HMS Mermaid, which explorer John Oxley sailed aboard in 1823 when he discovered the nearby Tweed and Brisbane Rivers. This suburb shares a boundary with Broadbeach, and Broadbeach Waters to the north; Clear Island Waters and Robina to the West; Robina, Varsity Lakes, and Miami to the South; with Mermaid Beach to the East.


Miami is also predominantly residential with some light industry, located along the Gold Coast Highway and stretching west along Christine and Pacific Avenues. This beautiful area has a flourishing café & bar culture in addition to its classic relaxed beachline. The suburb is home to the major sporting and recreational centre, Pizzey Park, and is represented by a number of sporting teams including the Burleigh Bears.


Robina is a master-planned residential community located centrally on the Gold Coast. It is a relatively young suburb incorporating Robina Town Centre which is a major shopping destination on the Gold Coast and a central feature of the area. Robina train station is located next to the $160 million Skilled Park, the home of the Gold Coast Titans and a major entertainment facility which can cater for crowds of up to 27,000. Bond University is also located in the area.

Varsity Lakes

Varsity Lakes was originally known as Stephens, but in 2002, Stephens, Andrews and a section of Robina were amalgamated to form the new suburb of Varsity Lakes. The Varsity Lakes name originates from a development by Delfin Lend Lease including man made lakes Lake Orr, and Lake Azzura.