Gold Coast Livingprint
|Located in sunny Queensland, the Gold Coast is the sixth most populous city in Australia, with about 600,000 residents. As apparent from its name, the Gold Coast stretches for approximately 70 kilometres of wide golden beaches along the coastline. With a sub- tropical climate, white beaches and rainforest hinterland, the Gold Coast is a prime holiday vacation for people from Australia and abroad. There is never any shortage of activities in the city. Gold Coast beaches are famous worldwide for surfing and are a hit with both locals and tourists. Surfing, windsurfing and Para-sailing are some popular beach activities.|
|The Gold Coast is also home to several reserves and parks, such as Mount Cougal and the Rock Pools, only 30 minutes drive from Envirotech Campus, Springbrook National Park, Lamington National Park and extinct volcanic mountain ranges. The Gold Coast has a variety of attractive lifestyles from resort beaches to rural hinterland to city cultural centres and a vibrant nightlife. The Gold Coast has a sub-tropical climate year-round with clear blue skies and warm sunny days. The Gold Coast is one Australia’s premier national and international holiday destinations and is just one hour’s drive from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane.|
|Surfers Paradise, Southport and Robina form the city’s main commercial centres.There are many busy shopping centres, tourist attractions and several theme parks, namely: Dream World, Sea World, Movie World and Water World. The infrastructure of the Gold Cost is one of the most amazing in the world with many kilometres of water canals connecting to the beach, allowing residents to live on the waterfront with private “beach like” back yards in the middle of the city.|
Australia is a multi-cultural society and this is fully reflected on the Gold Coast, with a wide range of foods and restaurants from many different countries as well as annual multicultural events, festivals, car races and more.
The international and domestic airport is located only a 25 minute drive from the Envirotech campus.
Students studying at the Burleigh Heads campus have access to welfare-related support services, to assist with issues that may arise during their study, including accommodation issues.
State Emergency Services (SES) 132 500
Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) Disaster Hotline (during disasters only) 1800 606 000
Police (non-emergency) 131 444
Ambulance (non-emergency) 131 233
Fire Service (non-emergency) 131 114