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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.
Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast will be 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.
The City of Gold Coast Council has useful information for new and future residents to assist with a smooth settlement. 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.