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Our local community

When you first come to Bond, as well as joining a network of students, you are also joining the wider Gold Coast community. Once a small coastal town, we have grown to great heights over the last few decades, so there has never been a better time to call our little slice of the world home.  

The Gold Coast community is made up of over 720,000 people from a diverse array of backgrounds. As one of the country’s most sought-after places to live, we’re expanding every year, but our community remains close-knit and connected.

The Gold Coast: Australia’s favourite classroom.

Our local area

Just a short walk from Bond’s campus is the Varsity Lakes metropolitan area, which includes local businesses, food outlets and other services. Whether you’re on the hunt for a great place to eat, a place to pick up some groceries, a friendly community organisation to join or a place to hang out with new friends, you’re bound to find it (probably within walking distance, too!).  

Want to venture further from home? The Gold Coast is a playground for all sorts, with so much to explore. From the hinterland to the beach and everything in between, we have 70km of coastline to discover – and that’s just the beginning. 

South Gold Coast

Explore our area

Find your way around the local Varsity Lakes area, or see what else is out there beyond Bond’s campus and surrounds. From the southern Gold Coast to our northern suburbs and even Brisbane, you will never run out of places to visit or things to do. 


Personal Open Day

If you are getting set to embark on your university journey, Bond Personal Open Day is for you! It's an exclusive opportunity where you get the keys to campus for the day, in your very own Open Day adventure.