The Gold Coast campus is centrally located in Southport, just north of Surfers Paradise, and is easily accessible by car, bus and train. The closest airport is located at Coolangatta which is a 40 minute drive south of the campus.
Directions to the campus
- Gold Coast Campus
- Parklands Drive
By G:Link Light Rail Tram
The G:Link Tram system has 2 tram stops at Gold Coast campus, one near University Drive and the other near Engineering Drive. The G:Link Tram links the campus with the Gold Coast city's CBD retail area and restaurant hubs, stopping at all stations through to Pacific Fair, Broadbeach. Bus connections run from tram stops through to the western suburbs.
There are a number of bus routes to the Gold Coast campus. Current routes and timetables are available from the TransLink web site or by calling TransLink on 131230.
The closest train station to the Gold Coast campus is Helensvale. This station is situated north-west of the campus and is approximately 15 minutes by car and 20 minutes by bus. Trains to Brisbane and Varsity Lakes, which is south-east of the campus, can be boarded at this station.
Bus connections run between Varsity Lakes station, Helensvale station and the University.
For timetable information visit Translink or call 13 12 30.
If you are using a taxi to come to the Gold Coast campus you will need to tell the driver to take you to Griffith University Gold Coast campus, off Parklands Drive, Southport.
When calling a taxi to exit the campus, check the taxi bay located outside the Link Building, on University Drive.
The Gold Coast campus is a 15 minute drive from the Gold Coast's CBD, 15 minutes drive to the nearest heavy railway station and approximately 1 hour drive to Brisbane.
For traffic and travel information, visit the 131940 Traffic and Travel Information website.
Carpooling at Griffith
Carpooling is a convenient, environmentally friendly and cost effective way to get to and from Uni. Visit the parking website for more information and to register.
Bicycles are a healthy and cost-effective method of transport. There are a number of free bicycle parking rails conveniently located at different areas around campus.
To avoid theft we recommend that cyclists use solid metal "D" clamps to secure their bikes.
|Business 1||G01 - eastern end|
|Clinical Sciences 1||G02|
|Engineering||G09 - north side|
|Beach Volleyball courts near The Pavilion||G32|
|University Drive||several locations|
|Alumni Place||several locations|
|Science Road near Visual Arts Building||G14|
|Clinical Science 2
|Griffith Health Centre
||G40 - north side
Bicycle lockers are also available in Science Rd near Visual Arts (G14). These lockers are managed by the Gold Coast Student Guild.
|Business 1||G01 Level 1,2 & 3||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Clinical Sciences||G02 Level 1||Learning Centre opening hours|
|Student Services||G04 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Health Sciences||G05 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Education||G06 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|The Link||GO7 Level 2||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Engineering||G09 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Library||G10 Level 2 & 3||Library opening hours|
|Science 2||G12 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Visual Arts||G14 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Clinical Sciences #2||G16 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Lecture Theatres||G17||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Multimedia||G23 Level 1||Learning Centre opening hours|
|Science 1||G24 Level 3||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Glycomics #2||G25 Level 4||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Glycomics #1||G26 Level 3,4 & 5||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Business #2||G27 Level 1||Learning Centre opening hours|
|Arts and Education #1||G30 Level 3||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Arts and Education #2||G31 Level 1||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Student Centre||G33 Level 1||Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm|
|The Chancellery||G34 Level 2||Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Law||G36 Level 2 & 3||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm (staff only)|
|Science, Engineering & Architecture||G39 All levels||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm|
|Smart Water Centre||G51 Level 1||Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm|
|Clinical Sciences 2
||G16 level 1
||24x7 swipe card access
|Griffith Health Centre
||G40 level 2
||Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm
||G52 near bike racks
||24x7 swipe card access
There is an airport at the Gold Coast, which is situated at Coolangatta. From the airport, travel north-west on the Gold Coast Highway. Turn left at Smith Street Southport (exit 66), take the Parklands Drive exit (left) and follow the signage into campus. Coolangatta airport is about 40 minutes by car from the campus.
Alternatively you could fly into Brisbane airport. Bus services are available from Brisbane Airport to Surfers Paradise from where bus connections are available to the campus. Brisbane airport is about 90 minutes by car from the campus.