The home of sun, surf and sand, the Gold Coast is a vibrant and bright location for both residents and tourists. The Gold Coast is famed around Australia and the world for being extremely popular as a surfing destination, in addition to a location for holiday periods. The Gold Coast is home to many towering skyscrapers, with extreme sports, theme parks and other tourist attractions. Originally named ‘South Coast’, it came to be named so from the increased volume of residents and tourism, and in 1958 was re-christened as the Gold Coast - visitors should expect perfect weather and sparkling sand and sea. The Gold Coast has many cultural events including Bleach Festival, GLOW, Broadbeach Jazz and the Gold Coast Film Festival.

The Gold Coast is 80 km (1 hr drive) south of Brisbane.

View the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships online portal to identify the Indigenous language group/s for Gold Coast.

population Population:
airport Airport:
Gold Coast Airport
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Australia Council Profile - Moncrieff
Untitled-5 Local Electorate:
Gold Coast City
Untitled-5 State Electorate:
Surfers Paradise
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