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Australia’s Gold Coast is a fun and diverse city, offering action packed days and fun filled nights that are enjoyed by more than 10 million visitors each year. Families, couples, business delegates and solo travellers will all find an experience to suit their needs and budget, as the Gold Coast serves up more attractions and venues than any other destination in the southern hemisphere. Get into the Gold Coast’s easy living lifestyle with 70 kilometres of sun, sand and surf at your doorstep plus 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away.


Population 513,900
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents
Website www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au
Newspapers The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Gold Coast Sun
Gold Coast Mail
Emergency numbers Call 000 for any emergency
Poisons information: 13 11 26
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Tourist information Surfers Paradise Visitor Information Centre
2 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise
+61 7 1300 309 440
Open Monday to Saturday 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Sunday 9 am-4 pm