Urban Centres: Surfers Paradise, Southport, Upper Coomera, Robina


Population: 570,000 (ERP 2016)


Post Codes: 4208 – 4218, 4220 – 4228


Key Industries: Tourism and construction into knowledge-based industries including health, Information Communication Technology (ICT), advanced manufacturing, education and professional services

 


The Gold Coast is strategically located less than an hour’s drive south of Brisbane. From beachfront esplanades, shopping precincts, exhilarating theme parks, relaxing restaurants, and cultural precincts and events, the Gold Coast experience is diverse and colourful in nature. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast, subtropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery. It is not only one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, but one of the most attractive options for investors, migrants and business travellers.

Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast was host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. One of Australia’s most bio-diverse, the Gold Coast offers a competitive economic environment combined with a coastal lifestyle unrivaled in most capital cities. It is a place of opportunity that, over the next decade, will transform into a globally-recognised city while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment.

 


Living on the Gold Coast and Hinterland

The City of Gold Coast Council has useful information for new and future residents and an online community directory to assist with a smooth settlement. Other multicultural community organisations on the Gold Coast include Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast, Migrant Centre Organisation Inc, Multicultural Families OrganisationAccess Community Services and Harmony Place.

A smart cities overview is available for Gold Coast, which provides information about housing, infrastructure and liveability. The main public transport system is run by Translink, with a network of trains, trams and buses. Southport is considered the Central Business District of the Gold Coast.

 

Images of Gold Coast and Hinterland

Surfers Paradise Hilton at sunrise and Q1. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Surfers Paradise Hilton at sunrise and Q1. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Aerial of Springbrook National Park Falls Best of All Lookout Hinterland. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Aerial of Springbrook National Park Falls Best of All Lookout Hinterland. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
G:Link light rail system
Getting around the Gold Coast is easy thanks to an extensive public transport system, and the G:Link light rail system.
Currumbin family and children having picnic food on the beach under umbrella. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Currumbin family and children having picnic food on the beach under umbrella. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
With family at Movie World, one of the theme parks on the Gold Coast. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
With family at Movie World, one of the theme parks on the Gold Coast. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
The Collective Palm Beach people at table with drinks sharing meal
The beach is never far away. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The beach is never far away. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Customers sitting at tables in front of painted street art mural. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Customers sitting at tables in front of painted street art mural. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is famous for fun. Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is famous for fun. Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast.
The picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland is at your doorstep. Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast.
The picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland is at your doorstep. Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast.
Surfers Paradise Hilton at sunrise and Q1. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Aerial of Springbrook National Park Falls Best of All Lookout Hinterland. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
G:Link light rail system
Currumbin family and children having picnic food on the beach under umbrella. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
With family at Movie World, one of the theme parks on the Gold Coast. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
The Collective Palm Beach people at table with drinks sharing meal
The beach is never far away. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Customers sitting at tables in front of painted street art mural. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. Image Courtesy of Destination Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast is famous for fun. Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast.
The picturesque Gold Coast Hinterland is at your doorstep. Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast.