Visit Gold Coast

On the east coast of Australia, approximately 80 kilometres south of Brisbane, the Gold Coast is located within one of the country’s fastest growing regions. As Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast is currently home to more than 538,000 people and has one of the fastest growing populations in Australia. 

From Australia’s best beaches, rainforests and waterways to world class theme parks, sporting venues, convention services, events, cultural activities and hotels and resorts, the Gold Coast’s tourism assets provide an enviable platform for growth. 


Public transport services on the Gold Coast include buses, trams and trains. 

The TransLink Journey Planner will help you to plan your trip and provides fare and timetable information.

Taxis on the Gold Coast can be hailed from the kerb on the street or engaged at designated taxi ranks. Gold Coast Cabs can also be booked directly on 131 008.


August on the Gold Coast is generally sunny and dry with average temperatures between 16.5 - 21.5°C. Clear skies and dry air average cool nights.


Click on the below links for ideas on what to visit during your stay on the Gold Coast. More information can be found at

Nature and wildlife tours

Shopping tours

Sightseeing tours

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Ideas for the whole family‚Äč


The Gold Coast is the theme park capital of Australia. For an adventurous day full of fun, check out DreamworldSea WorldMovie World and Wet 'n' Wild. 

In order to enhance your Gold Coast Experience, Village Roadshow Theme Parks has teamed up with the Conference Organisers so that you can enjoy endless fun during your stay.

Click here for more information: 


Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre is the perfect place to escape the formalities and indulge in some retail therapy pre or post-conference! Harbour Town’s Outlet Shopping Shuttle offers a FREE transfers 7-days-a-week with pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, including Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa. On arrival, stop by the Tourism Lounge to collect your FREE Tourist Discount Card for additional savings at participating stores. For more information or to book a seat visit


Discover Queensland’s largest collection of Good Food Guide-awarded restaurants, cafés and bars on the Gold Coast. With such diverse options, the choices are endless for a group banquet or dinner for two.

Click here to view Gold Coast's favourite restaurants on the Australian Good Food Guide. 


For great tourist tips and locations, click here to view the Visit Gold Coast website.