The Gold Coast has a population of just over half a million people and is on the south east coast of Queensland, about one hour’s drive south of Brisbane. The Gold Coast is world famous for its pristine beaches, sun, surf, shopping, food and entertainment to suit all desires and budgets.
We’re part of the fastest growing area in the country and tens of thousands of people move to the Coast each year from interstate and overseas – the Gold Coast is the 6th largest city in Australia, and Australia’s largest non-capital city.
The Gold Coast is famous for its theme parks including Movie World, Dream World, Sea World and Wet n’ Wild, and many world class entertainment venue and precincts. The city is a vibrant hub of social activity featuring restaurants and shopping while also perfect for country walks and wildlife spotting at the weekends.
Public transport options allow people to move around the city with ease and comfort at a reasonable price. Trams, taxis, buses, trains and our very own domestic and international airport are at our doorstep, so travelling here and getting around has never been easier.
The Gold Coast has a large education industry with many overseas students choosing the Gold Coast as their preferred place of study, and in many cases their new home in Australia.
Academique College, located in the Southport Education Precinct, is within a short walking distance of restaurants, cafes, shops, public transport and parks.
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