Life on the Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Australia’s best Gem

A unique and one of the world’s best city to study and holiday, the Gold Coast has all you need in one location.

The Gold Coast is a genuine and marvelous city with excellent weather, friendly citizens, safe environment with a versatile variety of foods to suit every culture.

With endless of choices at the variety of activities to do on the Gold Coast no one ever is going to be bored. Here there are some of the images of our beautiful city has to offer , for more information please visit this two very informative links.

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Important Information

Emergency Numbers

Please call:

  • Police 000
  • Fire 000
  • Ambulance 000

Gold Coast University Hospital
1 Hospital Blvd, Southport QLD 4215
1300 744 284

Robina Hospital
2 Bayberry Ln
(07) 5668 6000

Mermaid Junction Medical Centre
5/14 Allandale Entrance
(07) 5572 6888

 Mermaid Beach Medical Centre
2506 Gold Coast Hwy
(07) 5572 1668
Open until 10:00 PM

Medibank Private Health Insurance
From overseas: +61386225780 or 134 190

Australian Homestay Network
3/89 Scarborough St
(07) 5591 3322

Student Counselling
Tranquility Counselling Services
Ros Phillips
Phone: 5570 3303

Eastern Shores International
Family Service Center
Markeri St
Mermaid Waters Dental Surgery
(07) 5568 0835

Emergencies 000
State Emergency Services (SES) 132 500
Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) Disaster Hotline (during disasters only) 1800 606 000


  • Police 131 444
  • Ambulance 131 233
  • Fire Service 131 114

The cost of living on the Gold Coast


Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant$16.00 AUD$12.00-$20.00
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course$60.00 AUD$50.00-$90.00
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)$9.95 AUD$8.00-$10.50
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)$5.00 AUD$4.50-$6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)$8.00 AUD$6.00-$8.00
Cappuccino (regular)$4.23 AUD$3.50-$4.80
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)$2.81 AUD$2.00-$3.50
Water (0.33 liter bottle)$2.16 AUD$1.75-$2.50
Milk (regular), (1 liter)$1.32 AUD$1.00-$2.00
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g)$2.03 AUD$1.00-$3.00
Rice (white), (1kg)$3.19 AUD$2.20-$5.00
Eggs (12)$4.15 AUD$3.00-$5.00
Local Cheese (1kg)$9.44 AUD$7.00-$14.00
Chicken Breasts (Boneless, Skinless), (1kg)$9.44 AUD$9.00-$10.00
Beef Round (1kg) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat)$15.25 AUD$10.00-$23.00
Apples (1kg)$3.69 AUD$3.00-$4.50
Banana (1kg)$2.64 AUD$2.00-$3.00
Oranges (1kg)$3.22 AUD$2.00-$4.00
Tomato (1kg)$4.69 AUD$3.50-$6.00
Potato (1kg)$2.97 AUD$2.00-$4.00
Onion (1kg)$2.23 AUD$2.00-$3.00
Lettuce (1 head)$2.05 AUD$1.50-$2.99
Water (1.5 liter bottle)$2.19 AUD$1.20-$3.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range)$13.50 AUD$10.00-$20.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle)$5.08 AUD$4.00-$6.00
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)$6.72 AUD$3.50-$9.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro)$22.00 AUD$20.00-$25.00
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)$4.50 AUD$3.60-$6.00
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)$110.00 AUD$60.00-$120.00
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)$3.45 AUD$3.00-$3.50
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)$2.50 AUD$2.14-$4.00
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)$48.70 AUD$38.00-$60.00
Gasoline (1 liter)$1.33 AUD$1.25+