Set amongst native bushland and located just minutes from the pristine beaches of the famous Gold Coast, this comprehensive campus plays host to over 13,000 students from all over Australia and the world. Widely acknowledged for its strengths in Health, Griffith's Gold Coast Campus boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including the $36 million Griffith Centre for Medicine and Oral Health adjacent to the Gold Coast Hospital at Southport. The co-located Gold Coast University Hospital is scheduled to open in 2012.
Students can relax at a campus cafe, and enjoy extensive sporting facilities, including an Olympic-standard athletics track, a gym and basketball and tennis courts. There are many handy services right on campus, such as banking, post, medical, welfare and student guild services. On-campus accommodation is available and assistance can be provided with finding off-campus accommodation.
The Gold Coast campus is centrally located in Southport, just north of Surfers Paradise, and is easily accessible by car, bus and train. The closest airport is located at Coolangatta which is a 30 minute drive south of the campus.
The Gold Coast campus is a 10-minute drive from the centre of the Gold Coast, 10-minutes drive to the nearest railway station and 45-minutes drive to Brisbane.
Surfside Buslines route 3 provides a regular direct service from Helensvale train station southbound and Pacific Fair, Surfers Paradise and Southport northbound. Route 738 operates between Harbour Town and Pacific Fair via Griffith University, Ashmore, Benowa TAFE and Broadbeach Waters.
For timetable information visit Translink or phone on 13 12 30.
The closest train station to the Gold Coast campus is Helensvale. This station is situated north-west of the campus and is approximately 15 minutes by car and 20 minutes by bus. The train also continues to Robina, which is South-east of the campus.
Bus connections run between Robina station, Helensvale station and the University.
For timetable information visit Translink or phone on 13 12 30.
If you are using a taxi to come to the Gold Coast campus you will need to tell the driver to take you to: Griffith University Gold Coast campus, off Parklands Drive, Southport. When calling a taxi to exit the campus, check the taxi bay located outside the Link Building, on University Drive. There is also a taxi rank in Alumni Place.
Bicycles are a cost-effective method of transport and an excellent way to exercise and maintain fitness. They're also easy to park once you reach the campus. Shower facilities are available on campus.
|Clinical Sciences 1||G02 Level 1|
|Health Services||G05 Level 1 (2 racks)|
|The Link||G07 Level 1|
|Engineering||G09 Level 2|
|Lecture Theatres 3 and 4||G17 Level 1|
|Science 1||G24 Level 3|
|Car Park A||near Beach Volleyball Court|
|Car Park A||University Lane side|
|Shed / Lockers at G14||Science Road corner|
|Business 1||G01 Levels 1,2,3|
|Clinical Sciences 1||G02 Levels 1,2|
|Services||G04 Level 0|
|Health Sciences||G05 Level 1|
|Business 3||G06 Level 1|
|Information Services||G10 Level 2|
|Science 2||G12 Level 1|
|Visual Arts||G14 Level 1|
|Science 1||G24 Level 3|
There is an airport at the Gold Coast, which is situated at Coolangatta. From the airport, travel north-west on the Gold Coast Highway. Turn left at Smith Street Southport (exit 66), take the Parklands Drive exit (left) and follow the signage into campus. Coolangatta airport is about 45 minutes by car from the campus.
Alternatively you could fly into Brisbane airport. Bus services are available from Brisbane Airport to Surfers Paradise from where bus connections are available to the campus. Brisbane airport is about 90 minutes by car from the campus.
Parking is available on campus. A parking permit or payment at a parking meter is required on all University campuses when parking your vehicle.
State-of-the-art facilities at the Gold Coast campus include the Griffith Centre for Medicine and Oral Health, the new Clinical Science precinct and the multimedia digital precinct. The Griffith Centre for Medicine and Oral Health - home to the first School of Dentistry to be established in Australia in almost 60 years - opened its doors next to the Gold Coast hospital in 2005. The $36 million Centre is the latest addition to the campus' expanding health portfolio.
The Gold Coast campus also offers a computer shop, credit union, hairdressing salon, post office, bookshop, convenience store and STA Travel outlet. Take a look at the Student Guild website for further information.
The Gold Coast campus offers a wide range of dining options from coffee stands to a modern restaurant and wine bar, G's Wine Bar. Other venues include Coffee Bug and Coffee Cellar, the Uni Bar, and the Koala Café.
The Gold Coast campus offers two extensive libraries which encompass a Laptop Lounge, DVD Lounge, Research Zone, Quiet Study Zone and Silent Study Zone. Alternatively you can pull up a patch of green grass or hit the books on the beach. There's also an on-campus bookshop.
Beach volleyball, indoor soccer, basketball and tennis are all on offer; alternatively you can hit the gym or run laps on the National Standard Gold Coast athletics track. If indoor pursuits are more your thing, hit the Uni Bar for a few games of Pool.
Griffith University provides a comprehensive range of services for all students on all campuses. Services provided include accommodation, chaplaincy, child care, counselling, medical services and career and employment services. See some of the ways we can support you through your time studying.
Research centres located on campus include:
Situated just 15 minutes south of Griffith University, is the heart of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise. One of Australia's most popular tourist destinations, Surfers Paradise is a vibrant and energetic city that provides visitors with non-stop action. This is where you'll find the perfect fusion of city and beach cultures, with superb dining, great nightlife, shopping and golden sandy beaches.
The home venue for the Gold Coast Titans, Skilled Park is a sports stadium located in Gold Coast's suburban region called Robina. Suitable for rugby and soccer the stadium was mainly built for the inclusion of Gold Coast Titans Rugby League team. The park is well connected with public transportation facilities including buses and trains stopping frequently.
Located just minutes away from Surfers Paradise, Sea World is a popular theme park with visiting tourists and locals. With marine life wonders, a world of amazing rides, shows and attractions, Sea World attracts visitors from all over the world! If you want to get up close and personal with marine wildlife, and learn about the marine environment Sea World is definitely a place you should visit.
Australia's only movie related theme park! Here you will get to experience a fun-filled, Gold Coast theme park family adventure with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. You'll be able to meet your favourite stars and get to enjoy the behind-the-scenes action, comedy stunts and exhilarating rides, shows and attractions!
Australia's biggest water park, Wet'n'Wild Water World combines all the fun and excitement of the world's latest water slides and leisure. Popular with locals and tourists, and open year-round, you choose to tackle all the dips, turns and waterfalls on the action packed waterslides, or just lay back and relax by one of the many pools in the park. Dive-in movies are also shown at night throughout the summer.
Open for nearly 30 years, Dreamworld is one of Australia's most favourite theme parks. With all the action-packed rides, unique animal attractions, live shows and interesting characters Dreamworld has so many worlds in one location. The theme park boasts some of the tallest and fastest rides in the world, but if that isn't for you there are plenty more other things to do. White Water World, Dreamworld's own water park is also popular with many visitors.
Formerly known as 'Coolangatta Airport' which is the Aboriginal word meaning 'Place of Good View' the Gold Coast Airport is situated in the very heart of Australia's number one holiday destination. Only five minutes from Coolangatta the airport is conveniently located near hotels, shops and public transport hubs. It is about a 30 minutes by car from the Gold Coast Campus.
The Gold Coast Hinterland is home to a wonderful contrast of scenic views and local delights. With a patchwork of rural plantations, vineyards, farmland and livestock estates there is more than a 100,000 hectares of National Parks and reserves. Networked with miles of enchanting bushwalking trails and just 30 minutes from the beaches, you can discover the hinterland's hidden secrets and natural wonders.