Queensland officers spotted the meteorite falling over Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast.

Queensland officers spotted the meteorite falling over Surfers Paradise in the Gold Coast.
Police were lucky enough to catch footage of a meteorite as it fell over the Gold Coast on Monday night.

Gold Coast rapid action patrol police were "shocked to see a meteorite blaze across the sky" while on duty in Surfers Paradise. The meteorite fell over the city about 9.45pm on Monday, leaving a long white tail before disappearing behind buildings.

The senior constable on duty said it was "not a sight you get to see everyday and could not believe the whole incident was captured on his body-worn camera".


On social media, others reported seeing the meteorite which they described as a "fireball". Reports came in from Logan, in south Brisbane, through to the Gold Coast.

"Just saw a fireball over the northern Gold Coast approximately headed south from Logan. I only got to see the tail end of it," one man wrote.

"Just now, Gold Coast heading south. Visible for about three seconds. White light. Two large flashes as it went down," another said.

"Saw it from Sunny Coast," another man wrote. "Awesome."