Venue & Host City


Southern Cross University’s Gold Coast campus is located at Coolangatta just 400 metres from North Kirra Beach, and adjacent to the Gold Coast Airport. Views of the Pacific Ocean can be seen from many vantage points in the campus’ buildings.

The campus includes innovative learning spaces, a library, lounges, cafes and offers stunning views of the ocean and Gold Coast hinterland. 

Host City

The name says it all – the Gold Coast is a city touched by gold with a mild subtropical climate delivering blue skies almost year round. With more than 300 days of sunshine every year, visitors enjoy wonderfully mild winters, warm autumns and springs and sun-drenched summers.

The Gold Coast is known as Australia’s favourite playground. The attractions of the Gold Coast are diverse and colourful in nature: beaches with unique beauty, fantastic foreshore areas and walks, and a world heritage rainforest waiting for your exploration. The Gold Coast is home to the largest subtropical rainforest in the world and more than 10,000ha of nature reserves. There are many community and educational centres focused on educating in, about and for the environment.