Cover Page - USD ($)
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Nov. 22, 2019
Mar. 31, 2019
Cover [Abstract]   
Amendment Flagfalse  
Document Type10-K  
Document Fiscal Year Focus2019  
Document Fiscal Period FocusFY  
Entity Central Index Key0001222333  
Document Period End DateSep. 30, 2019  
Trading SymbolGLD  
Entity Registrant NameSPDR GOLD TRUST  
Entity Filer CategoryLarge Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Businessfalse  
Entity Emerging Growth Companyfalse  
Entity Shell Companyfalse  
Entity Voluntary FilersNo  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 304,300,000 
Current Fiscal Year End Date--09-30  
Entity Well-known Seasoned IssuerYes  
Entity Current Reporting StatusYes  
Entity Public Float  $ 32,652,157,000
Entity Interactive Data CurrentYes  
Security Exchange NameNYSEArca  
Title of 12(b) SecuritySPDR® Gold Shares  
Entity File Number001-32356  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country CodeNY  
Entity Address, Address Line Onec/o World Gold Trust Services, LLC  
Entity Address, City or TownNew York  
Entity Address, Address Line Two685 Third Avenue, 27th Floor  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code10017  
Entity Tax Identification Number81-6124035  
City Area Code212  
Local Phone Number317-3800  
Document Annual Reporttrue  
Document Transition Reportfalse  
Entity Address, State or ProvinceNY  

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