Living on the Gold Coast
The Gold Coast is a city coming of age. It 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. Located on the edge of the Asia-Pacific rim, with access to two international airports, the Gold Coast is perfectly positioned as a destination for study and vocational training, research, careers and employment.
The Gold Coast is home to over half a million people and offers the greatest educational choice of any city of our size.
Education and training contributes more than $1.7 billion to the local economy and with international students from more than 130 countries studying here, the Gold Coast is growing in popularity as a study destination both nationally and internationally.
The city has three research-intensive universities, which are among the leaders in their field; a range of technical and training colleges; and some of Australia’s best public and independent schools.
In 2018 the Gold Coast was rated as the #1 regional study destination in Australia.
This page provides an overview of the different kinds of accommodation available on the Gold Coast including links to special offers for short term accommodation, and links to longer term providers.
Gold Coast Student Hub
The Gold Coast Student Hub is a space designed by students for students and aims to provide a unique networking, collaboration and study space.
Explore the calendar to see what events and workshops are happening at the Gold Coast Student Hub every month. Click on an event to register your attendance.
Mayor's Student Ambassadors Program
Designed to develop and strengthen your personal and professional skills, the Mayor’s Student Ambassador Program gives you the opportunity to engage within the wider local community, providing you with a platform to contribute to the City of Gold Coast through unique student experiences.