Why Invest in the Gold Coast

Why Invest in the Gold Coast

With the highest employment-to-population ratio outside of our capital cities, the Gold Coast is attracting a growing number of Sydney, Melbourne and overseas residents enticed by the opportunities, lifestyle and affordability on offer. A trend for high quality, luxury apartments has created high demand and low supply resulting in extremely low vacancy rates which sit at 1.2% – October 2021 compared to Sydney 3.5% and Melbourne 2.7% for the same period.

The Gold Coast now acts much like a major capital city while offering considerably better affordability, demonstrating significantly stronger market fundamentals and providing greater investment returns.

Investment Highlights

The Gold Coast is the 6th largest significant urban area in Australia. Recent Gold Coast population growth in percentage terms has surpassed that of all capital cities by a notable margin.

Population Growth

The Gold Coast is the 6th largest significant urban area in Australia. Recent Gold Coast population growth in percentage terms has surpassed that of all capital cities by a notable margin.

The region boasts an economy worth $38 billion, having grown by around 34% in the previous ten years.

Strong Economy

The region boasts an economy worth $38 billion, having grown by around 34% in the previous ten years.

A strong pipeline of infrastructure investment in excess of $25 billion including major transport, healthcare and entertainment precincts.

Infrastructure

A strong pipeline of infrastructure investment in excess of $25 billion including major transport, healthcare and entertainment precincts.

In recent times, the Gold Coast economy has been generating
more than 10,000 new jobs per year on average. Since 2018, the Gold Coast has seen an increase of +31,100 jobs in 3 years.

Employment Growth

In recent times, the Gold Coast economy has been generating more than 10,000 new jobs per year on average. Since 2018, the Gold Coast has seen an increase of +31,100 jobs in 3 years.

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 
17% and 45% respectively more expensive than the Gold 
Coast for the year to November 2021.

Affordability

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 17% and 45% respectively more expensive than the Gold Coast for the year to November 2021.

At 1.2% the Gold Coast residential vacancy rate represents an 
exceptionally tight and undersupplied rental market.

Low Vacancy

At 1.2% the Gold Coast residential vacancy rate represents an exceptionally tight and undersupplied rental market.

Apartment rental yields were at 5.6% as of October 2021, 
significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and 
Melbourne has both fallen to record lows of 3.4%.

High Yields

Apartment rental yields were at 5.6% as of October 2021, significantly higher than those being achieved in Sydney and Melbourne has both fallen to record lows of 3.4%.

Low vacancy rates have led to an incredible 22% year on year growth in weekly rents on the Gold Coast. Renting on the Gold Coast is now more expensive than in Melbourne or Sydney.

Rental Growth

Low vacancy rates have led to an incredible 22% year on year growth in weekly rents on the Gold Coast. Renting on the Gold Coast is now more expensive than in Melbourne or Sydney.

Consistent growth across the previous 10 years has seen Gold 
Coast median apartment prices rise by more than 50% at an 
average of 5.6% per annum.

Capital Growth

Consistent growth across the previous 10 years has seen Gold Coast median apartment prices rise by more than 50% at an average of 5.6% per annum.

Lifestyle Highlights

Renowned for some of the most spectacular, iconic beaches and surf breaks in the world

Iconic Location

Renowned for some of the most spectacular, iconic beaches and surf breaks in the world

Impressive range of luxury shopping, fine dining, entertainment and leisure offerings

Entertainment

Impressive range of luxury shopping, fine dining, entertainment and leisure offerings

Major theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild

Theme Parks

Major theme parks including Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World, Wet ‘n’ Wild

Major events including Quicksilver and Roxy Pro surf competitions, GC 600 v8 Supercar Championships and the Australian PGA Golf Championship

Major Events

Major events including Quicksilver and Roxy Pro surf competitions, GC 600 v8 Supercar Championships and the Australian PGA Golf Championship

260km of accessible waterways offer activities including fishing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking

Water Sports

260km of accessible waterways offer activities including fishing, swimming, water skiing and kayaking

Walking trails, lookouts, waterfalls, swimming holes, wineries and cafes throughout the 1,000km² of World-Heritage listed rainforest and hinterland areas

Healthy Lifestyle

Walking trails, lookouts, waterfalls, swimming holes, wineries and cafes throughout the 1,000km² of World-Heritage listed rainforest and hinterland areas