Gold Coast

Gold Coast Campus

Gold Coast is our largest campus, situated just 1 hour’s drive south of Brisbane.

With more than 18,000 students, our Gold Coast campus boasts a range of state-of- the-art facilities and offers teaching and research in almost all disciplines. Located just minutes from the Gold Coast’s world-famous beaches, the campus offers a dynamic and exciting student lifestyle, with extensive sporting amenities, handy on-campus services and a range of cafes and restaurants.

The campus has seen significant growth and development with the opening of the $150 million Griffith Health Centre in 2013 and the launch of the $38 million Griffith Business School building in 2014.

Students and visitors can also relax in the Red Zone, which features interactive technology and massive projection displays showcasing the latest research from Griffith.


Food outlets, including cafes, bars and restaurants, prayer facilities and multi-faith chaplains, health centre, digital experience centre, library with tech lounge, aquatic centre, fitness facilities and more.

Fast Facts

  • Griffith Health Centre
  • Red Zone technology space
  • Library with tech lounge
  • Aquatic Centre and fitness facilities
  • Nine food & drink outlets, including cafes, bars and restaurants

Library and Learning Commons

Our Gold Coast Library includes indoor and outdoor study spaces, seminar rooms, a Sky Lounge, computers and printing facilities.

Computer Labs

Students have exclusive access to Griffith College computer labs at Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses.

Sport and Recreation

The Gold Coast campus offers beach volleyball, indoor soccer, basketball and tennis facilities as well as a gym and fitness centre, plus an Olympic-standard athletics track. Sport, recreation and student clubs at the Gold Coast are managed by the Griffith University Gold Coast Student Guild.

Food, Coffee and Retail

Grab a snack or curb caffeine cravings at one of our nine outlets. Additionally, there are several shops on-campus available to visit. That includes; a bookshop, computer store, hair salon, post office, travel agent, and a Uni Store.


The campus is located in Southport, just minutes from the beach!

You can travel to our campuses by light rail, bus, train, bicycle and car. The inter-campus bus between Nathan and Gold Coast campuses operates during trimester only (including examination periods) from Monday to Friday. Tickets are $5 for students.

Public Transport

Public transport is managed by TransLink. The cheapest and easiest way to use light rail, bus and train services is to use a Go Card—a rechargeable travel card that gives users discounted fares.

Connected by light rail to the famous golden beaches of Surfers Paradise, it is easy to get to campus as well as enjoy some well-earned down-time.

Gold Coast campus, Parklands Drive Southport, QLD 4222.