Gold Coast - The Surfers Paradise
Gold Coast - Business Information
GDP per Capita:
||Coal, iron ore, gold,
meat, wool, alumina, wheat, machinery and transport equipment.
Major Foreign Exchange Counters:
||Western Union and
||Mining, industrial and
transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel.
The key industries which contribute heavily to the GDP of Gold Coast are
property services, construction, retail trade, business services, transport,
tourism (accommodation, cafes and restaurants), finance and insurance,
health services, education, wholesale trade and entertainment industries.
Gold Coast is the third largest film production centre in Australia behind
Sydney and Melbourne.
Warner Brothers have large studios located just outside of the city, at
Oxenford which have been the filming locations for films such as the Scooby
Doo films , House of Wax (2005) and most recently Indiana Jones and the
Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Many Bollywood films also use Gold Coas as a
filming location. Gold Coast City and Brisbane have been identified as one
of the most desirable places in the world to live ranked on political,
social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health. Gold
Coast City has proven very attractive to investors, migrants, leisure and
business travellers. The region of Gold coast is bestowed with Academy Award
winners, companies with world patented technologies,
internationally-renowned educational institutions and major exporters.
Warner Roadshow Studios are situated adjacent to the Warner Bros Movie World
Theme Park at Oxenford.
Major Business Centers
Gold Coast Convention Center:
The Gold Coast Convention Center has a capicity of around 6,000 for
exhibitions and the centre can cater for conventions and banquets for up to
3,500 delegates. It features a 3,000 square metre Exhibition Hall divisible
into two independent halls. The Arena and foyers can also be integrated with
the Exhibition Hall to achieve 7,000 square metres of ground floor
exhibition space catering for over 400 exhibition booths. The centre also
features an external deck offering an additional 900 square metres of space
along with 2,000 square metres of parkland making both areas ideal for
outside events. The Centre also offers over 40 square metre open plan event
planner space including a large registration area, meeting room and work
Dreamworld and Whitewater World:
Dreamworld, Australia's premier theme park and WhiteWater World, the Gold
Coast's newest events playground, specialize in creating unique,
unforgettable experiences and world-class events catering from 5 to 5,000.
It is one of Australia's leading specialty event venue. It holds the
reputation of being the first venue in Australia to be inducted into the
Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Hall of Fame. Amazing event options,
quality of service and remarkable value for money are the prime reasons for
this honor. The venue is just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise and 40
minutes drive or train ride from Brisbane. Dreamworld and WhiteWater World
have ample free car parking and a range of transfer options including luxury
coaches, Harley Davidson convoys or even helicopter flights.