The Gold Coast is a city coming of age.
Home to 600,000 people and growing fast, the Gold Coast is a place of opportunity that over the next decade will transform into a globally-recognised city, while retaining its enviable lifestyle and stunning natural environment.
Join us to thrive, beyond known horizons.
The Gold Coast stretches along 57 kilometres of coastline and beyond the city’s beautiful beaches are vast, sub-tropical rainforests with breathtaking scenery.
Welcoming close to 13 million visitors each year (2018), the Gold Coast is Australia’s premier tourist destination, offering a vibrant mix of shopping, accommodation, theme parks, restaurants and cafes, entertainment and an abundance of natural attractions.
With a robust economy valued at $37.4 billion (2019) growing at above the national rate, and access to an economic catchment of 3.6 million people, the Gold Coast has an ambitious strategy that encourages innovation and sustainable growth.
New infrastructure along with innovation in the IT, health, education and advanced manufacturing sectors is redefining the Gold Coast’s economic profile and creating exciting opportunities in education, research, enterprise and investment.
A city that encourages forward-thinking, is strong in its support of new and creative solutions and bold in its attitude to growth and development, it’s easy to see why the Gold Coast is home to a dynamic combination of start-ups, co-working spaces and research and education institutions, including three universities.
As an entrepreneurial city, one in five professionals own their own business.
Having hosted a highly successful Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the City continues to builds its profile on the global stage, embracing transformative civic projects like never before, including extended transport infrastructure, and a new $60.5 million HOTA (Home of the Arts) gallery, which opened in 2021.
This positive attitude towards growth, combined with competitive residential, commercial and retail real estate markets; the lowest rate of payroll in Australia (Queensland); and support from the City’s business and investment team, is why now is the time to invest in the Gold Coast.
Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency for international investment and trade, facilitating personalised connections to drive global business opportunities for export markets, and attract international investors, buyers and talent here to Queensland, Australia.