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Supporting future investment

Talk to us about how we can assist you to expand and invest on the Gold Coast - one of Australia's fastest growing economies.

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Business attraction

The City of Gold Coast has established an investment attraction program to support and encourage new business investment to the city.

The program incorporates a suite of services to facilitate investment or business relocation including:

  • financial assistance
  • itinerary development
  • streamlined development applications
  • business case development
  • site selection
  • introductions
  • government facilitation
  • workforce development
  • ongoing support.

Eligibility criteria

Our program targets companies wanting to relocate or expand to the Gold Coast from export focused and knowledge-based industry sectors.

For companies interested in accessing financial assistance under our program the following eligibility criteria will apply:

  • the applicant must have a successful and proven track record and the capability (technical, managerial and financial) to carry out the activity proposed
  • the applicant must have been operating profitably for at least the past two years
  • the applicant company must provide significant net economic benefits to the city that will result in the creation of sustainable jobs for the city’s workforce
  • the applicant must have, or can obtain, an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • the applicant must not be a Gold Coast registered business unless it can be demonstrated that the business is implementing a new business stream or activity resulting in significant ongoing economic impact (all eligibility and assessment criteria must still be met)
  • the proposed activity must be commercially viable in the absence of any financial assistance that may be provided by City of Gold Coast
  • the proposed activity must not cause significant detriment to, and/or be a substitute for, existing businesses located within the Gold Coast City
  • the proposed activity must not have been committed to or commenced within the Gold Coast City prior to applying for our program
  • the proposed activity must be contestable with other cities, states or countries the proposed activity must not compromise national and international obligations for Queensland and Australia.

Final approval is at the discretion of the City of Gold Coast. All offers of financial assistance are subject to contractual obligations.

The calculation of financial assistance is based upon the first two years of the new operation and takes into consideration capital investment, full time job creation, and research and development.

Contact us to apply

Contact our Investment Attraction Team today to discuss your eligibility to access assistance on +61 7 5581 7714 or by emailing

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