Business & Invest

We’re a city with endless opportunities to invest, build and reside.

– Mayor Tom Tate


City of Gold Coast is committed to ensuring the foundations are in place for local businesses to prosper and grow; from reducing red-tape and facilitating new business opportunities to providing resources to support business growth in key export markets.

As part of our International Trade and Investment Program (ITIP), the City has been involved in supporting millions of dollars’ worth of export deals.

The City also offers an investment support program to assist eligible companies to expand and locate on the Gold Coast.

Celebrating the legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Gold Coast is recognised around the world as a leading sport and events city and continues to grow key sectors including: a thriving international film industry; one of Australia’s largest boating communities; an award-winning education sector; emerging health and knowledge research and commercialisation; and, a locally inspired functional food category.


With its enviable location and recent investment in transport and digital infrastructure, the Gold Coast is globally connected.

The first two stages of the Gold Coast Light Rail Corridor are changing the way people move through the city, with planning underway on future stages.

The Gold Coast is serviced by two international airports – Brisbane and Gold Coast – with direct flights across Australia and emerging Asia-Pacific markets.  The Gold Coast International Airport is set to undergo a $200 million development within the next year to support future passenger growth.

Yatala Enterprise Area is connected via the M1 to port, rail and air facilities, contributing to its success as the City’s flagship manufacturing region.

Since 2016, the City of Gold Coast has been working towards a vision to offer Australia’s fastest internet by 2021.  In realising this vision, the City is investing $15 million in installing a cutting-edge fibre optic network.  The first stage, 47 kilometre backbone from Helensvale to Coolangatta is completed.  This is already delivering internet speeds 60 times faster than the city’s average, and offering Australia’s largest free Wi-Fi services to residents and visitors.

With our global outlook, the City of Gold Coast is proud to partner with cities around the world and has 13 sister city relationships.   Each year we welcome a range of international delegations to the Gold Coast to connect with Gold Coast trade and investment opportunities.


With its enviable natural environment and lifestyle, the Gold Coast has been built – in a relatively short space of time – by proud Australians who choose to make it their home.

Boasting 52 kilometres of stunning beaches, extensive green space, broad education sector, cultural festivals and an active lifestyle, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most liveable cities.

The City now prides itself on being Australia’s small business capital and one of the best places to live, work and study.

Our unique coastal location and development of city centres has created a variety of business location options to suite a range of needs for businesses looking to locate on the Gold Coast, from logistic advantages in the north to a balanced coastal lifestyle in the south.