Australasia & Oceania

Gold Coast Hub

The Global Shapers Community is a network of young people driving dialogue, action and change. We believe in a world where young people are central to solution building, policy-making, and lasting change.

Born out of the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional, and global challenges.

With more than 10,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 425 city-based hubs in 154 countries. In each city, teams of Shapers self-organize to create projects that address the needs of their community.

Projects are wide-ranging including responding to disasters, combating poverty, and fighting climate change. Shapers are diverse in expertise, education, income, and race, but are united by their desire to catalyze change.

The Global Shapers Gold Coast hub meets on the traditional lands of the Yugambeh peoples (Logan City, Gold Coast, Scenic Rim, and Tweed City regions of Australia). 

Situated in the south-east corner of the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to over half a million people.  It is known for being a leading tourism, business, and events city boasting the best beaches and arguably one of the best lifestyles in the world. 

The Gold Coast and Logan city catchment areas symbolise a place where Global Shapers Gold Coast members live, work or play, and as an action-oriented team, we are drawn together by a common desire to create an impact in the areas of climate change, health and aspects that shape the future of our city. 

21 members

Mercy Atukunda

Joined 28 Oct 2023

Alina Biju

Joined 20 Mar 2023

Jarod Booth

Joined 14 Apr 2023


Jacob Breslin

Joined 1 Feb 2020

Khac thien Chu

Joined 22 Jul 2023

Impact Officer

Josephine Georgiou

Joined 1 Oct 2022

Founding Curator

Rachell Hansen

Joined 2 Apr 2019

Laura Harvey

Joined 30 May 2020

Kayla Hirakawa

Joined 17 Aug 2022


Zac Holt

Joined 25 Nov 2019

Janine McQueen

Joined 20 Jan 2021

Jackson Merrigan

Joined 24 Apr 2020

Jackson Miller

Joined 3 Aug 2022

iris pham

Joined 2 Dec 2022

Cara Sanders-Wall

Joined 25 Feb 2020

Hashanthi Senanayake

Joined 17 Oct 2021

Edward Shishkin

Joined 26 Nov 2022

Jun Standen

Joined 4 Apr 2023

Emily Towle

Joined 5 Nov 2022

Joanne Walmsley

Joined 26 Jul 2022

Kimberly Wong

Joined 23 Apr 2020

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.