The Gold Coast

Gold Coast sunset Cityscape

Beauty, lifestyle and location

Imagine a place where waves break onto 52 kilometres of beaches and a majestic rolling hinterland encompasses an evolving city skyline. This is the Gold Coast.

Whether its mountain biking through the hills, sunset walks on the beach, surfing the morning breaks, or stand-up paddle boarding at Currumbin Valley, the Gold Coast’s incredible natural terrain and spectacular climate encourage an active lifestyle.

Beyond our world-famous beaches and hinterland hideaways, the Gold Coast has evolved into a city buzzing with sophistication and an emerging creative and culinary culture.

We play host to a melting pot of local markets, concerts, major events and foodie offerings. We’re the alfresco capital of the country and the ideal place to live, work and play.


Scenic paddling on surfboard in shallow ocean


A vibrant and innovative culture

The Gold Coast is a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem filled with start-ups, innovators and future-thinkers.

From the grassroots Gold Coast Innovation Hub (GC Hub), a growing community of start-up and digital business founders, to the ground-breaking discoveries being made at the $5 billion Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct, the Gold Coast is an incubator for a vibrant and innovative culture.

If you’ve ever wanted to challenge orthodox methods, create new markets for goods and services or positively disrupt the way we live and work, then the Gold Coast is the launching pad for your progressive ideals.


contemporary performers on the beach


A city investing in the future

The Gold Coast is a rapidly transforming city, dedicated to business growth, job creation, diversification and developing infrastructure that will continue to pioneer our city.

We’re on the cusp of significant growth in knowledge-based industries including health, ICT, education, high-tech, research collaboration, advanced manufacturing and professional services – broadening the Gold Coast’s economic base beyond its traditional cornerstones of construction and tourism.

The city is also the headquarters for internationally recognised marine manufacturers, national sporting teams, thriving tourism, a significant film and television workforce, and leading universities alongside Australia’s newest and most exciting regional art gallery.


Casual Business meeting with Gold Coast City at night from high building