About the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Facts and Figures
Area: 1402 square kilometres (approx. 541 square miles). Coastline 57km (35 miles) long from South Stradbroke Island to Rainbow Bay.
Population: 500,000+ making it the sixth (6) largest city in Australia. This is expected to increase too more than 700,000 by 2021.
Climate: Subtropical with 287 days of sunshine annually.
Average Summer Temperatures: 19 to 29 degrees Celsius (66 to 83 degrees Fahrenheit).
Average Winter Temperatures: 9 to 21 degrees Celsius (48 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit).
Average rainfall for the Gold Coast
Average Rainfall: 150mm (5.9 inches)
Average Rainfall: 57mm (2.2 inches)