Right now you can study in one of Australia's fastest growing cities
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, when you study on the Gold Coast, you will discover a world of opportunities and places. Bond University is just 15 minutes from some of the best surf breaks on the coast at Burleigh Heads, less than an hour from Brisbane (the capital of Queensland) and close to two of Queensland’s best national parks - Lamington National Park and Springbrook National Park.
There is an exciting and evolving cultural scene on the Gold Coast. Whether you are looking for the next big foody or hand made goods market, industry workshops to network and further your skills, music and arts events, or getting involved at a local sport match; the Gold Coast has amazing variety on offer for entertainment and a youthful spirit to keep you wanting more.
A diverse industry landscape
The Gold Coast offers a multifaceted and broad business landscape with strong employment opportunities across many sectors. Bond’s dedicated Career Development Centre provides access to industry connections that will help you make the most of our growing professional opportunities.
There are numerous opportunities for you to develop your entrepreneurship skills and nurture your ideas, both right here at Bond, and on the Gold Coast. Participate in the University’s Transformer program, major in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and participate in networking opportunities, competitions and initiatives to broaden your entrepreneurial skill set.
Be eligible for a post-study work visa
While it is Australia’s sixth largest city, the Gold Coast is classified as a regional city for migration purposes. This means that you may be eligible for an extended, three-year post-study work visa after graduation if you complete a bachelor’s degree, or a four-year post-study work visa if you complete a master’s by coursework.
Where to live
Bond is located in a residential neighbourhood with a wide range of on-campus and off-campus accommodation options within easy walking distance of all University study and recreational facilities. We also offer dedicated accommodation support staff who are able to connect you with local accommodation options and assist you with finding a place to live. Explore the full range of accommodation options and find the one that suits you best.
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. You will 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.
What you may not know about the Gold Coast is that the locals consider themselves foodies. Whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack - they're always up to try something new. The Urban List Gold Coast is a great blog for discovering new restaurants, cafes and more. Get a taste of the Gold Coast for yourself!
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). Con-x-ion offer a 10% discount to Bond University students and can be booked online.
The Gold Coast region is serviced by Gold Coast Cabs. Uber is also available and is a popular option among students.
The Bond University campus has its own bus stop so you can get around easily on public transport. Translink operate the local bus service with regular routes connecting Bond campus with services to the beaches, shopping centres, theme parks and railway stations. Easily plan your journey on public transportation through the Translink Journey Planner or view bus timetables.
The Robina and Varsity Lakes train stations are a 10-minute bus ride or 5-minute car 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 and all the way to north to Helensvale. Trams typically run less than 10 minutes apart. View G:Link timetables.