A perfect city to live, work and study

The City of Gold Coast is Australia’s 6th largest city* and one of the fastest growing. Voted #1 city for affordability** and blessed with year-round sunshine, renowned beaches and a vibrant mix of shopping, theme parks, natural attractions and events, the City of Gold Coast is unquestionably a unique location to live, work and study. It is no wonder the City of Gold Coast attracts more than 12 million visitors each year.

* Australian Bureau of Statistics, Regional Population Growth Australia
** QS University Rankings, Best Student Cities 2019.

Average temperature

15 °C – 25 °C


More than 500,000 people


300 days of sunshine a year

International population

28% of residents were born overseas

Be job ready to work on the Gold Coast

Did you know that the Gold Coast is dedicated to business growth and job creation, and offers plenty of employment opportunities in a wide range of sectors?

Welcoming 13 million tourists yearly, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s prime tourist destinations with attractive employment opportunities.

With a unique Health and Knowledge Precinct including two major hospitals, a striking new Arts and Cultural Precinct, a $300 million upgrade of the Gold Coast Airport, significant investments in sporting and civic infrastructure for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, and plenty of other major infrastructure projects completed or underway, the Gold Coast is predicted to have a strong future employment growth.

Andres from Colombia

Andres from Colombia talks about his life as an international student.

Gold Coast campus tour

The Griffith Mates take you on a tour of the Gold Coast.

China to the Gold Coast

12 Chinese students share their two-week study experience in Australia's favourite classroom.

Our lifestyle

Students walking in the rainforest

The great outdoors

Pristine golden beaches and renowned surf breaks, stunning waterfalls, World Heritage rainforests, and amazing national parks offer plenty of opportunities to connect with nature and explore the outdoors.

Students talking at the Griffith University tram stop

City life

With a vibrant mix of shopping, multicultural dining and entertainment options, exciting festivals and endless markets the Gold Coast ticks all the boxes for a buzzing city lifestyle.

Students at a cafe eating pizza


Gold Coast culture is famously laid back and the people are well known for their friendly, welcoming nature. 28% of the population were born overseas and more than 15% of Australians speak a second language at home.

Student blog

Do you want to find out what our students love about studying and living on the Gold Coast? Check out some of our student blog articles and learn more about unique experiences at the Gold Coast. Amazing nature, exciting city life, social sports - there is something for everyone!

Gold Coast campus

What could be better than studying at a campus that is located just minutes from some of the best beaches in the world? Brisbane (78 km) and Griffith's other campuses are also within easy reach - it only takes approximately one hour by car.

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