arial view of the Gold Coast with the ocean and coastline visible

Making the move to a new city is both exciting and daunting – but it needn’t be complicated.

The Gold Coast has all the down-to-earth warmth and charm of a regional town, with all the vibrance and opportunity of a big city. Equipped with a little research and locals knowledge, you’ll be settling into your new home in no time.

Here are a few ways you can prepare for your move:

Moving interstate

When it’s time to pack your bags and make the move, be sure to register your change of address with government departments and understand what you can bring into Queensland.

Entering Australia

If you do not have an Australian passport, you will require a visa to enter the country. Visas should be arranged prior to travelling to Australia. There are different visas depending on your travel purpose and length of visit including work, study, permanent residency and more. Each visa has conditions about what you can do in Australia.

Learn more about entering Australia



Research where to live

There are a wide range of housing options on the Gold Coast in terms of style, quality and price depending on location. It’s easy to find a secure spot that suits your needs, with quick access to schools, shopping centres, free or affordable healthcare and all the conveniences of modern city living.

Learn more about the region

Get involved in the local community

To make the most of your new life on the Gold Coast, we encourage you to get involved in local community events, groups and clubs. Our friendly and culturally diverse locals are known for their relaxed hospitality and will ensure you receive all the city’s best tips and highlights.