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.

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.

Living on the Gold Coast and Hinterland

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.

A smart cities overview is available for Gold Coast, which provides information about housing, infrastructure and liveability.


Images of Gold Coast and Hinterland

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.
Getting around the Gold Coast is easy thanks to an extensive public transport system, and the G:Link light rail system. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The beach is never far away. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.