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The Gold Coast

One of the most popular destinations in Australia offering a wealth of attractions, entertainment, facilities and services.

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The Gold Coast

Australia's Gold Coast is a leading tourism, business and events city boasting arguably one of the best lifestyles in the world. Situated in the south east corner of the state of Queensland, the Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to over half a million people.

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Visitor information

Find out how to get here, what to expect from the weather and what to do when you arrive.

Visitor resources
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Gold Coast attractions

From pristine beaches to thrilling theme parks, our city has something for everyone.

Gold Coast attractions
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What's on

From major events to local fun, find an event near you.

What's on
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Investing in the future

Find out how we're protecting and enhancing our natural and man-made environments.

Investing in the future
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Economic development

Encouraging business growth in one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.

Gold Coast business
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Transport initiatives

Explore the many transport options on offer, including sustainable travel choices.

Transport initiatives
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Arts and culture

Supporting our creative community with an array of opportunities and initiatives.

Arts and culture
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Our population profile

Find out about the population characteristics of our Gold Coast community.

Our population profile
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Our history and heritage

Read about the history of the Gold Coast or find out where to take a walk on a heritage trail.

Our history and heritage

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