Not only is the Gold Coast a tourist hotspot, it is also a popular study destination for students
Blessed with year-round sunshine, renowned beaches and a vibrant mix of shopping, theme parks, natural attractions and events, it is no wonder the Gold Coast attracts more than 12 million visitors each year. The stunning climate, excellent quality of life and friendly people make the Gold Coast a perfect Australian city to live and study. Our students spend countless evenings and free weekends exploring the local community, while discovering the Gold Coast’s natural beauty.
15 °C – 25 °C
Population: More than 500,000 people
300 days of sunshine a year
Host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
100,000 hectares of World Heritage-listed rainforests
International population: 28% of residents were born overseas
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.
Explore South East Queensland
While there is plenty to see and do in Brisbane, there is also a great range of day trips and weekends away including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and nearby islands such as Fraser Island and Moreton Island.
Places of worship
The Gold Coast is a modern, multicultural city which is home to a number of churches, mosques and temples. Learn more about places of worship on the Gold Coast.
The Gold Coast serves international cuisine from across the globe, including Ethiopian, Venezuelan, Chinese, Polish, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, North American, Mexican, Indian, Italian and German.
Enjoy a cafe breakfast
Current student Emily shares her favourite breakfast cafes on the Gold Coast.
Have fun learning English
Discover how you can improve your English, have fun and make new friends.
Whale watching adventure
Current student Nikki describes her trip to see whales for the first time as the perfect holiday adventure.
Five budget-friendly things to do
No matter what your budget is, the Gold Coast has something for you.
Tips for a top day at Movie World
Current student Elizabeth explains the best rides at her favourite Gold Coast theme park, Movie World.
Five things to do for free
There are plenty of free activities to do on the Gold Coast.