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About the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Beaches

The Gold Coast is located in south-east Queensland, 80km from Brisbane. The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations, attracting thousands of visitors each year due to its sunny climate, abundance of tourist activities and world class beaches.

The Gold Coast has a booming business environment. With the city fostering the growth and development of world class businesses and providing locals and visitors with exceptional services.

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Gold Coast Profile

The Gold Coast is one of Australia's fastest growing communities and this is no surprise as it is often identified as one of the most desirable places in the world to live. Aside from its permanent residents, the region also attracts millions of domestic and international visitors each year, consisting not only of holidaymakers but business people alike, attracted to the many cutting edge industries within the Gold Coast.


The Gold Coast is located 80km south of Brisbane, on the east coast of Australia, within the State of Queensland. It encompasses 5000 sq km with 70km of coastline The Gold Coast is serviced by two airports, as well as ports and access to the area is easy. For more information see Getting Here and Around.

Gold Coast Climate

The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate, and keeping with QLD's 'Sunshine State' slogan, has a lot of sunny days. Summer time temperatures range from 19 to 29 degrees Celsius, with winter temps having an average of 9 to 21 degrees Celsius.


The Gold Coast is one of Australia's most biologically diverse cities, home to luscious rainforests, golden beaches and unique wildlife. In fact, the Gold Coast has one of the largest sub tropical rainforests in the world. There are many land national parks to enjoy within the Gold Coast, but if you also want to enjoy the marine life and golden sands then you can visit Moreton Bay, Stradbroke Island or the many other islands within close proximity. And to really take in the beauty of Gold Coast beaches you can take a nice stroll along the many oceanway walk paths.

The Gold Coast City Council has a policy of cultural development for the enjoyment of residents and visitors and diversity is celebrated. Therefore you can be assured of a range of cultural activities on the Gold Coast.

Culture and the Arts

In fact, the Gold Coast has a rich culture of the arts with many art galleries and theatric works. The Gold Coast Arts Centre is one of Australia’s largest regional arts and entertainment centres with a range of facilities attracting thousands of people each year.

And what about the famous Metre Maids? You can sometimes still see them roaming Surfers Paradise, but if you miss out you can always visit the Metre Maid Museum. There are also various other museums and cultural activities to engage in whilst at the Gold Coast.