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
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.
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
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.
The Gold Coast operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST). Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.
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.
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.
A 50kmh limit in residential and commercial areas or where otherwise indicated.
A 100kmh limit on highways or where otherwise indicated.
Please note the following facts!
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.
International driving permits are recommended.
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.