Australia’s Gold Coast
Australia’s Gold Coast – it’s one of the best places in the world to live and one of the best places in the world to study.
With pristine golden beaches on one side and World Heritage rainforests on the other, Bond University is just 10 minutes from the surf and less than an hour from Brisbane.
The Gold Coast lifestyle is whatever you want it to be: We have a vibrant cultural scene with live theatre, art exhibitions and plenty of music venues; or you can hit the surf, join a local sporting team and get active in a hundred different ways. There are nightclubs, theme parks, great shopping centres, multiplex cinemas, wineries and a different restaurant for every night of the year.
No surprise then that the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s premier tourist destinations – so you can expect lots of visits from friends and family while you study here!
Where to live
Bond has a range of on-campus accommodation options for students to really make the most of your Bond experience. Or if you prefer to live off campus in a rental or share property, one of our Bondies might be able to help you out.
Gold Coast culture
Gold Coast locals generally are known for their laid-back and relaxed approach to life. We’re mad about sport and coffee – and there’s plenty of both. The city hosts a string of major national and international sporting events each year and we’re all buzzed about the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games being here in 2018. You’ll find restaurants and cafes serving authentic cuisine from almost any country you can think of, as well as community organisations, houses of worship and festivals representing all the different nationalities that have made their home here.
Getting here and around
Domestic and international flights are available from either the Gold Coast Airport (20 minutes from Bond campus) or Brisbane Airport (1 hour from Bond campus). Airport transfers can be arranged through our on-campus accommodation site.
Bond University campus has its own bus-stop so you can get around easily on public transport.Surfside Bus Lines operate the local bus service with regular routes connecting Bond campus with services to the beaches, shopping centres, theme parks and railway stations. View bus timetables
The Robina and Varsity Lakes train stations are a 10-minute bus ride or 5-minute taxi ride from Bond’s campus. The rail service runs from the Gold Coast to Brisbane and Brisbane Airport (international and domestic). View train timetables
The G:Link Light Rail system is great for getting from Pacific Fair and Broadbeach up to the entertainment precinct in Surfers Paradise. Trams run every 10-15 minutes. View G:Link timetables