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.
15 °C – 25 °C
More than 500,000 people
300 days of sunshine a year
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!