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Welcome to the Gold Coast


A $167 million masterpiece of innovation, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), is as ground-breaking in design as it is inspiring in its capabilities.

Located in the heart of Broadbeach, just 500 metres to the beach and walking distance to thousands of accommodation options, GCCEC is Australia’s largest regional convention centre.


Delegates can fly directly into the Gold Coast (20 minutes by car to Broadbeach) or into Brisbane (one hour by car).

  • The Brisbane Airtrain runs express to the Gold Coast
  • GCCEC is less than 100m walk to the Broadbeach North station of the G:link’s light rail system
  • TransLink’s bus network connects the Gold Coast, including the Airport, beaches and theme parks
  • There are 1,290 undercover car parks onsite
  • Taxis, rideshares, green taxis and e-bikes are also available in the area

Find more information about getting around the Gold Coast.


GCCEC is conveniently located within walking distance of thousands of accommodation options. Take your pick from five-star hotels, luxury resorts, apartments and motels, many of which show off breathtaking beach views - whatever the budget there will be something for everyone.

Want to be as close as possible? Connected by a stylish elevated walkway is the sensational Star Gold Coast. The property features eight bars, seven restaurants, a health spa and gym, plus 592 hotel rooms and casino. On the ocean side of the complex sits The Darling, The Star’s luxe 17-story tower capped by signature venue Nineteen, a decadently Instaworthy rooftop bar and restaurant. Sitting directly across from The Darling and adjacent to GCCEC, you’ll find The Star’s newest tower, Dorsett, which holds 313 rooms designed with elegance and a twist of Gold Coast flair in mind.


The GCCEC is an industry leader in environmental innovation. GCCEC embraces the governing principles of sustainable development including stewardship, inclusivity, integrity and transparency.

In 2018, GCCEC became ‘EarthCheck Platinum’ certified in recognition of its commitment to operating at the world’s highest environmental standard.

Best practices :

  • Waste minimisation and reduction of consumables
  • Integrated communication systems to control energy consumption
  • On-site grey water recycling and management system
  • Working with supply chains to develop broader sustainable closed-loop systems
  • Procurement of environmentally friendly products and packaging

Read more about these initiatives.


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