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Gold Coast Region Guide

November 13, 2020 by Kennards Self Storage

City Overview

The Gold Coast is located on the east coast of Queensland just over One hours drive from the state’s capital Brisbane. With a population of more than half a million people it has earned the title of being the sixth largest city in Australia. With its subtropical climate and temperatures that remain sunny and warm for around 300 days of the year it has become a tourist hotspot attracting over 12 million tourists a year. 

The Gold Coast is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, innovative city that offers beautiful beaches amongst golden stretches of sand with a backdrop of high-rise apartments and buildings stretching as far as the eye can see.

You will find a colourful, diverse blend of shops, cafes and restaurants, theme parks, entertainment and the arts just off the shore and the ample stretches of sand.  

The centre of the Gold Coast is famously known for its breathtaking surf beach hence creating its nick-name that’s renowned world-wide; ‘Surfers Paradise’. Surfers Paradise picture courtesy of Andrew Walker

Along with the famous beaches there are popular theme parks such as SeaWorld, Dream World, Movie World and Wet ‘n’ Wild that have made it a central tourism hub, playing host to events such as Summer of Surf, Step Up Surfers Paradise and Schoolies Week, attracting millions of visitors, tourists and Australian high school leavers yearly.

Surfers Paradise located in the centre of the city is a popular holiday destination offering an eclectic blend of beachside shopping, dining, bars and clubs offering a complete holiday experience for tourists and a relaxing, laid back lifestyle to residents.

The Gold Coast boasts an extravagant line up of festivals and cultural events and will play host to the 2018 Commonwealth Games. There are many transport options available to get to and around the Gold Coast using buses, trains, ferries, trams and taxis. The city is serviced by Coolangatta airport for international and interstate visitors. The Gold Coast is an affordable location for annual holidays.


Fun facts and trivia about Gold Coast

Gold Coast Theme Parks picture courtesy of Infinity

Weather in Gold Coast                                             

Due to its subtropical climate the Gold Coast is known to have warm weather through out most of the year and averages humidity levels of up to 75% during summer and seldom drops below 65%. Summer is usually sunny and hot with February being the wettest month with brief tropical storms a common occurrence late afternoon. Due to its subtropical climate and high UV index the use of sun protection is highly advised.

Summer: December - Feb

Average: 29C

Autumn: March – May

Average: 26C

Winter: June – August

Average: 22C

Spring: September – November

Average: 25C


Removalists in Gold Coast

Moving can be an exciting yet stressful event and trying to find the best removalists with reasonable rates and professional attitudes can heighten the stress factor. We have provided a list below of a number of reputable and dependable professionals to help in the Gold Coast area:

A Great Move

Prestige Valley Removalists

Moving your business to Gold Coast - Relocating 

Due to its high tourism rate there is always work available in retail and hospitality and the city continues to grow in economy and employment. In 2014 it was named as one of the top 10 countries in the world to do business in by the World Bank Group. There are over 50 great suburbs for singles, couples and families such as Ashmore and Labrador both of which are beautiful leafy beachside suburbs with different lifestyle aspects.

The Gold Coast has a vast range of support networks to guide and assist in relocating or starting a new business. Workshops, training and business advisory services are available to support businesses of all types macro or micro. For additional information and links to support programs see:

Business Queensland 

Australia's Gold Coast

Compass Business Support


Top Community Services in Gold Coast

There is a wide range of community services, government and non-government in Gold Coast that offer support and services to adults and families in regards to jobs, housing and accommodation, ageing and disability, youth and child care, domestic violence, family assistance, multicultural services and general information and advice for residents. For a comprehensive list of not for profit and Government departments:

My Community Directory

Gold Coast Community Legal Centre

Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast

Feros Care



The Gold Coast is comprised of over 200 early child care centres, over 100 primary schools public and private, and close to 70 high schools and offer a high standard of quality education. Tertiary education is available at TAFE Gold Coast, Griffith University, Central Queensland University, Bond University and Southern Cross University. For a comprehensive list of schools and educational offerings check out the following links:

Gold Coast Australia

TAFE Gold Coast

The Arts Centre

New York Film Academy Australia


Getting Around

Public transport, buses, trains, ferries and taxis:

Destination Gold Coast

Queensland Rail


Gold Coast Cabs


City Sightseeing

Destination Gold Coast

Gold Coast picture courtesy of Wot If


City of Gold Coast Jobs


Career One


Gold Coast News

Gold Coast Bulletin

Courier Mail

My Gold Coast News

Newscorp Australia

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