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Gold Coast

Australia's Gold Coast

Australia's Queensland

Gold Coast MapQueensland is a wonderland of adventures – a warm, relaxing, fun, vibrant and energetic destination that offers the ultimate experience for people of all ages and interests.

Discover unspoiled hinterland, forged by Mother Nature millions of years ago. Soak up the sun while you surf a legendary break or unwind on pristine white sand beaches, with paradise just minutes from your doorstep.

Delve into degustation delights or electrify your senses as you wander our boutique shopping precincts, where the opportunities are endless and imaginations ignite. Source local organic produce fresh from the farm or uncover local handmade treasures and emerging designers, with a fascinating array of unique and interesting market offerings around every corner.

There is a reason why they say Queensland shines – it truly is a destination like no other place on earth.

Australia's Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is Australia's premier tourist destination attracting over 10.5 million overnight and daytrip visitors and approximately 10,000 new residents each year. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Australia and shares the title with Brisbane as one of the most desirable places in the world to live, ranked on political, social, economic and environmental factors, personal safety and health.

Located in south-east Queensland, 1 hour south from State capital Brisbane, the Gold Coast spans Beenleigh and South Stradbroke Island to the north; Cabarita and Kingscliff in the south; and west to Beaudesert and has a steadily growing population of more than 500,000 people.

Families, couples, business delegates and solo travellers will all find an experience to suit their needs at a price to suit their budget, as the Gold Coast offers more attractions and venues than any other destination in the southern hemisphere.

Get into the Gold Coast’s easy living lifestyle with 70 kilometres of sun, sand and surf at your doorstep or 100,000 hectares of world heritage listed rainforest just a short drive away. For more information about the Gold Coast please visit Gold Coast Tourism.

Gold Coast's Broadbeach

Broadbeach is the ultimate destination, perfectly positioned on the Gold Coast just minutes south of Surfers Paradise and only a short drive to both the Gold Coast and Brisbane Airports. It is one of Queensland’s favourite holiday and business destinations, offering a unique village-like atmosphere, vibrantly sophisticated lifestyle and a relaxed ambience.

The infrastructure of Broadbeach makes it the ideal business tourism destination. The accommodation options offer much more than just a place to rest your head – from a luxurious five-star suite, to beachside apartments, spa retreats and family-friendly resorts – all offering spectacular ocean views or just a short stroll to our picturesque beaches and parks. There are more than 100 restaurants and cafes offering rich culinary diversity with tastes from around the globe. The village atmosphere in Broadbeach offers an almost European feel as you walk the streets and choose from one of the multi award-winning restaurants or chic coffee houses along surf parade, no matter what you are looking for Broadbeach is here to deliver. Broadbeach is distinctly different.

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What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies