Gold Coast, Australia

A beachside city located on the east coast of Australia in the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast is positioned as a destination for tourism, study, business, events, and lifestyle. The city is vibrant and evolving, captivating visitors with its stunning beaches, thriving urban scene, and natural beauty.

Known for its iconic skyline of towering skyscrapers, the Gold Coast blends modern sophistication with a laid-back beach lifestyle. While the city is renowned for its world-class surfing beaches and diverse range of attractions and activities, it also offers an enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment. From beachfront esplanades, shopping precincts and exhilarating theme parks, to World Heritage listed rainforests, restaurants and major events, the Gold Coast attractions are diverse and colourful.

In addition to its tourist and lifestyle offerings, the Gold Coast is a city investing in the future, offering a dynamic global business location and enviable work-life balance. Strong population growth, diversification of the economy and investment in infrastructure are creating new and exciting opportunities.

With an ambitious strategy that encourages innovation and sustainable growth, the Gold Coast’s future is full of promise.

Main industry sectors contributing to the regional gross domestic product included property services, construction, retail trade, business services, transport, tourism (accommodation, cafes and restaurants), finance & insurance, health services, education, wholesale trade and entertainment.

Tourism is Gold Coast City’s main industry. Major tourist attractions include internationally renowned surf beaches, World Heritage listed hinterland national parks, and theme parks.