About The Gold Coast

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The region enjoys a subtropical climate and an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
Spring: September to November – 15-25°C / 59-77°F
Summer: December to February – 20-28°C / 68-83°F
Autumn: March to May – 16-25°C / 61-77°F
Winter: June to August – 11-21°C / 52-70°F

Oxenford Weather Forecast

Clothing
Casual, lightweight clothes are generally worn on the Gold Coast. A jacket or other suitable outfit may be required in some nightclubs and restaurants. Comfortable shoes are a must for hiking through National Parks.

Disabled Services
Most public areas, shopping centres, accommodation, attractions and restaurants have disabled facilities and services. Advance advice about special needs will ensure the best possible assistance from local operators.

For more information telephone:
Tourism Queensland: +61 7 3406 5455
Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of Queensland: +61 7 3391 2044
See more Tours: +61 7 5534 7748

Medical Services
Standards are high. Overseas visitors should obtain their own medical insurance.

Major public hospitals include the:
Gold Coast Hospital: +61 7 5571 8211
Tweed Heads Hospital: +61 7 5536 1133
Private hospitals and 24-hour clinics are available.

Time
The Gold Coast operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.

Parking
Inexpensive parking is available in busy areas such as Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach, Southport and Coolangatta. Metered and free parking is generally available at other centres.

Sun Protection
Enjoy outdoor activities without the risk of sun damage by wearing a broad-brimmed hat, a shirt with collar and sleeves and sunscreen on exposed skin. Try to avoid staying outdoors during the middle of the day.

Speed Limit
A 50kmh limit in residential and commercial areas or where otherwise indicated.
A 100kmh limit on highways or where otherwise indicated.

Overseas Visitors
Please note the following facts!

Departure Tax
A passenger movement charge of departure tax is included in the price of airline tickets. The charge is Aprox. A$30 per person. Exemptions apply to children under 12 years, 24-hour transit passengers or transit passengers who stay longer than a day if departure is delayed by circumstances beyond their control.

Driver’s License
International driving permits are recommended.
Electricity
240/250 volts AC 50HZ. Universal outlets for 110 volts (shavers only) are standard in hotels, apartments and motels.Passport/Visas
Visas are required by all visitors traveling to Australia except for New Zealand passport holders.