Who we are
Welcome to My Place Gold Coast – a community group with a focus on freedom.
At My Place Gold Coast, we’re more than just a community; we’re a movement committed to cultivating a brighter, more empowered future. The first My Place group was founded by Victorian, Darren Bergwerf in 2021, on the principles of unity and shared purpose. The journey began with a simple yet powerful idea: to create a space where individuals could come together, champion their freedoms, and actively shape the world around them – within families, friendship groups, and business interactions, to be active in the wider sections of the community. After all, at that time, Victoria was the most locked-down city in the entire world!
In a short space of time, we’re now a dynamic tapestry of voices, backgrounds, and talents, all woven together by a shared passion for positive change, with more than 170 groups across Australia – and growing rapidly. From supporting local businesses to advocating for human rights and sustainable living, our community on The Gold Coast is a hub of collective action.
Our vision is not only to raise awareness but to inspire tangible change. We believe in fostering connections, amplifying voices, and turning ideas into impactful initiatives. Whether you’re here to explore, engage, or empower, My Place Gold Coast welcomes you to be part of our ongoing story.
Join us in our quest to build a world where freedom, unity, and empowerment are not just ideals but lived experiences. Together, we can truly make this place our own—a place where dreams take root and positive transformations flourish.
At My Place Gold Coast, our mission is to empower individuals and communities to shape a future that champions freedom, unity and positive change. We are dedicated to fostering a vibrant and inclusive space for individuals, families and businesses, where voices are heard, ideas are valued, and actions inspire transformative impact.
Through advocacy, education, and collective action, we strive to nurture sustainable living, protect human rights, and support local businesses. We believe in the power of connection, the strength of unity, and the potential for positive change when individuals come together with a shared purpose.
Our commitment is to create a world where everyone’s rights are respected, where families thrive, where communities thrive, and where every voice has the potential to drive meaningful change. Join us in our mission to make My Place Gold Coast a place of inspiration, collaboration, and empowerment. Together, we can create a better tomorrow for all.
Our vision at My Place Gold Coast is to create a world where freedom is more than a concept; it's a living reality.
We envision a community that is not only empowered to protect and preserve its rights but also actively engages in positive change, both locally and globally.
We see a future where My Place Gold Coast becomes a hub of innovation, collaboration, and inspiration. A place where diverse voices are celebrated, where individuals are equipped with the knowledge and resources to effect meaningful change, and where our shared values of unity and empowerment drive transformative impact.
We aspire to nurture a society that values sustainability, human rights, and the well-being of all its members. Our vision is a world where families and communities thrive, businesses flourish, and individuals are united by a common purpose—to make this place, My Place Gold Coast, a beacon of freedom, empowerment, and positive change for generations to come.
We depend on this generosity for essential items, ranging from the use of facilities to contributions for specialised needs like sound equipment, printing services, banners, and more. We wholeheartedly welcome new supporters with open arms, whether it’s through financial contributions, volunteering their time, or donating much-needed equipment.
In return for your support, we are committed to actively promoting your business or acknowledging your generosity. Together, we can make a positive impact on our community and work towards achieving our shared goals.
Numbers that speak
We’re driven by the numbers, constantly pushing ourselves to surpass our own achievements. Our growth is a source of joy as we expand and assist more people every day.
The My Place journey commenced in Frankston in 2021 and has since burgeoned to include approximately 170 groups throughout Australia.
My Place Gold Coast, launched in late February 2023, is experiencing rapid growth, now boasting a community of around 2,000 with 370 active members.