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Certainly one of the most popular places to study in Australia is the Gold Coast. Situated on the coastlines of South-East Queensland, the Gold Coast offers relaxing beaches, year-round excellent weather, fun theme parks, affordable accommodation, nightlife, and a variety of courses and schools to consider. 

With a population of more than 600,000, the Gold Coast is not as congested as some of the bigger cities like Melbourne and Sydney. You can enjoy wide, open spaces and friendly locals at the same time. 

About 30,000 university students reside on Gold Coast. There are several universities in this city including Griffith University located at Southport, Bond University at Robina, Southern Cross University at Bilinga, and CQUniversity at Southport. Gold Coast TAFE also has five campuses in the region. 


Studying and living abroad is one of the most exciting journeys that you could ever take. While it is usually a smooth and enjoyable process to enjoy a study adventure in another country, it is also important to consider your safety and the safety of your belongings. Even though Australia is known as one of the safest countries in the world, there are dangers that you should be aware of anywhere you travel. Here are some tips on how to keep your valuables safe while you study abroad! 


Gold Coast is located on the South-East coastline of Queensland, around 80 kilometers away from Brisbane depending on which part of the Gold Coast you are travelling to. The place is popular among tourists because of its amazing climate, enjoying an average of 300 sunny days every year! Gold Coast is a tourism-rich city, receiving more than 7 million visitors throughout the year. 


Gold Coast is a multicultural and diverse city and provides students with plenty of opportunities to interact not only with Australians but also with numerous other citizens from around the world. Gold Coast is also popular for having several events and festivals around the year, giving international students in particular the opportunity to learn more about Australia. 

Popular courses and programs on the Gold Coast

Just like most parts of Australia, the most popular programs on the Gold Coast are those lined in the service industries. This includes courses in hospitality, healthcare, engineering, business, and architecture. With several colleges, schools and universities in the city, there are plenty of courses to choose from. 

Popular destinations and things to do 

When living on the Gold Coast, there are plenty of fun things to do and attractions to see. Gold Coast beaches are among the best in the world. There are also other natural attractions like rainforests, nature reserves, zoos, sanctuaries, and wildlife parks. 

Planning to study in Gold Australia? Learn more about your options by contacting our IDP counsellors today.   


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