This series consists of the minutes of the meetings of the Gold Coast City Council and its predecessor agencies - Southport Divisional Board, Southport Shire Council I and II, Southport Town Council and the South Coast Town Council. The minute books record the date of the Council's meetings, names of those present, a description of all motions presented and whether passed or declined. All aspects of the Council's responsibilities are covered. Matters dealt with include finances, work, by-laws, tenders, reports [Health officer, Town Clerk, Engineer etc.] accounts, valuations, electric lighting, water supply, sanitary and garbage services, roads and the fire board.
SRS4465/1/2, from 16 Mar 1889 - 8 Jun 1892, contains the minutes of Southport Shire Council I which was created on 6 Feb 1889 from a portion of the Southport Divisional Board, and re-combined with the Divisional Board on 30 Jun 1892. From 7 Sep 1892 - 2 May 1899, the minutes are those of the Southport Divisional Board.