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The Iconic Surfers Paradise Meter Maids Since 1965

Come and Join Us For Our 50th Year

The Surfers Paradise Meter Maids were introduced to the Surfers Paradise landscape on the 13th April 1965 to address the bad image created by the installation of parking meters on the tourist strip in December 1964 by the then City Council. This was a controversial promotion, using young women dressed in gold lame bikinis and tiaras, who strolled the streets of Surfers Paradise feeding coins into expired parking meters, but quickly became an international celebration of Surfers Paradise. Now in our 49th year we remain 'the face of Surfers Paradise' after 6 decades.  In 2014 we celebrate our 50th year culminating in a golden anniversary party in April 2015.   Despite six decades of constant change in Surfers Paradise the Metermaids not only remain relevant, but have established themselves as a tourist favourite and expectation.

Surfers Paradise Turns 80

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Interested in Becoming One of The Iconic Girls

Our 50th year means lots of attention from the national and international media !  Fancy yourself as one of the world famous Surfers Paradise Metermaids ?  Keen to find yourself in the media spotlight ?  We are now recruiting, and looking for fresh faced, young, healthy, vibrant and natural girls to don the iconic white akubra hat and blue sash.  Email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or give us a call on +61 7 55268286 for information on remuneration and the exciting opportunities as one of the most recognisable tourism ambassadors of Australia !


Sponsor Required

SPONSORS required for the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the most famous Queensland Icon, The Gold Coast Meter Maids.
Would you like your Brand promoted by the Iconic girls?
Would you like to take advantage of the huge Media Campaign surrounding the 50th Anniversary?
Would you just like to Donate or send a Monetary Gift to the Iconic Meter Maids to ensure their survival into their 51st year - the only place in the entire world where we feed expired parking meters to help STOP YOU GETTING A PARKING TICKET - here in Surfers Paradise, Qld, Australia.


All enquiries to Roberta Aitchison - Owner
0437 863 837


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