Gold Coast Travel Information and Quick Facts
Planning to travel to Gold Coast? Need to know the facts? Here's the need to know information.
An easy to read guide to Gold Coast travel information with useful local information to help you plan your travel to the Gold Coast.
Much of this information is also relevant for travel to Australia from overseas.
In the quick links below you will find the information is listed alphabetically. Use the links to jump to the sections of interest.
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Alternatively, you can read through the main section. It is laid out in a way that I think is logical, to guide you through step by step. I hope it makes sense!
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General Info for Gold Coast Travel
Gold Coast Travel Transport & Mobility
Gold Coast Travel Medical Information
Australian Government Information
Approx. 540,000. Census data is collected every 4 years with next one due in 2015. Estimates are made and updated every year.
East Coast Australia, Southern Hemisphere
Eastern Standard Time (AEST): GMT +10 hours
Summer - December to
Average Summer Temperatures:
19 to 29 Celcius
|Currency and Money Matters||
Dollar (AUD) Symbol $ or A$
|Weights and Measures||
Metric (weights in kilograms, distances in kilometres)
Limited Public Phones and international dial cards available.
Police Fire Ambulance
Fixed lines: Dial 000
Australian Electrical Socket
If you are flying to the Gold Coast travel by air needs a bit of planning. There are two main airports that can be used, each has advantages and disadvantages.
Coast Airport - Bilinga, Qld
Gold Coast travel by rail is mainly to and from Brisbane and through to Brisbane Airport.
Eventually, a light rail system is planned to connect the coastal areas, but until then the only railway stations are all inland with bus connections.
on the left hand side of road, in right hand drive cars.
Note: Driving rules are more comprehensive than those shown here, these are some of the major ones. You should ensure you understand the road rules before driving in Australia. There are also differences in road rules between the Australian states.If you plan to drive make sure you understand these before making your Gold Coast travel arrangements.
Many facilities, accommodation and tours have some wheelchair and
are many medical facilities around the Gold Coast including doctors,
dentists, specialists, chemists, public and private hospitals.
Legal drinking age is 18 and over.
Smoking is not permitted in indoor public places.
Australia Post is the postal service carrier.
|Religion and Worship Venues||
Australia is multicultural and there are many religions represented.
Some restaurants and attraction venues also cater for dietary requirements including halal and kosher.
Some restaurants in the key tourist areas add halal menus during the months of July and August.
is not compulsory, but to some extent is expected within the Gold Coast travel industry and in Australia in general.
Every traveller to Australia except
(Australian and New Zealand
Citizens with passports) require some kind of Australian travel visa.
|Customs, Quarantine and Duty Free Shopping||
has limits on imports and exports of certain items. Please check the
Australian Customs website for more detailed information.
Official Australian Border information including what you can bring in and any procedures.
is a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% payable on most goods and
services. Travellers from overseas may be eligbile for a GST refund on
departure through customs.