Gold Coast and Hinterland
Urban centres: Surfers Paradise, Southport, Upper Coomera, Robina
Post codes: 4207–4228
Key industries: Tourism, construction, knowledge-based industries (including health), information communication technology, advanced manufacturing, education, and professional services
The Gold Coast is less than an hour drive south of Brisbane. Known for its beachfront esplanades, shopping precincts, exhilarating theme parks, relaxing restaurants, and cultural precincts and events, the Gold Coast has a varied and colourful character. Beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast subtropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery. While it is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, it is also one of the most attractive options for investors, migrants, and business travellers.
As Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast was host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast offers a competitive economic environment, combined with a coastal way of life and incredible biodiversity – which are unrivalled by most capital cities. It is a place of opportunity that will transform into a globally recognised city over the next decade, all while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment.
Living on the Gold Coast and Hinterland
Southport is considered the Central Business District of the Gold Coast. The main public transport system of trains, trams, and buses is run by TransLink.
The City of Gold Coast Council has useful information for multicultural 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 Organisation, Access Community Services, and Harmony Place.
A National Cities Performance Framework is available for the Gold Coast–Tweed Heads region. It provides information about housing, infrastructure, and liveability.