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About the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is famous for its beautiful beaches, warm weather, alfresco dining and outdoor lifestyle. With over 50 kilometres of coastline and a range of national parks, you can enjoy a variety of activities such as surfing, hiking, snorkelling, paddle boarding and swimming.  

Group of friends walking along the oceanfront pathway through the National Park

Burleigh Head National Park. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. 

A snapshot of the Gold Coast

Education providers

Griffith University, Bond University, Torrens University and Gold Coast TAFE


Over 732,000

Iconic beaches

The Gold Coast has 57km of beaches with an average water temperature of 22 degrees Celsius

The Gold Coast has a range of study options available including three major universities as Griffith UniversityBond University and  Torrens University, English language schools, Vocational Education and Training Providers and some of the finest schools in Australia. 

Two international students having a coffee at a trendy Gold Coast cafe

The Gold Coast has a relaxed, beach lifestyle and is ranked in the top 100 QS Best Student Cities (2023). 

It has a strong economy, with job opportunities in a variety of industries such as tourism, hospitality, and healthcare.  

Visit the Study Queensland website to find out more about studying on the Gold Coast.  

Queensland information and support

1800QSTUDY is Queensland’s international student hotline providing phone support and information related to studying in Queensland. The hotline is available 24/7 and free when you call from an Australian landline or mobile provider so you will always have access to support when you are studying in Queensland.

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