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 0.4% as at March 2022.

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 $39 billion, having grown by around 37% in the previous ten years. (Source: .ID Community)

Strong Economy

The region boasts an economy worth $39 billion, having grown by around 37% in the previous ten years. (Source: .ID Community)

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 three years. (Source: ABS)

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 three years. (Source: ABS)

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 
17% and 45% respectively more expensive than the Gold 
Coast for the year 2021. (Source: Price Finder)

Affordability

The median apartment price in Melbourne and Sydney was 17% and 45% respectively more expensive than the Gold Coast for the year 2021. (Source: Price Finder)

At 0.4% the Gold Coast residential vacancy rate represents an 
exceptionally tight and undersupplied rental market. (Source: SQM Research)

Low Vacancy

At 0.4% the Gold Coast residential vacancy rate represents an exceptionally tight and undersupplied rental market. (Source: SQM Research)

Apartment rental yields were at 5.3% as of March 2022, 
compared to Sydney and Melbourne's rate of 3.7%. (Source: SQM Research)

High Yields

Apartment rental yields were at 5.3% as of March 2022, compared to Sydney and Melbourne's rate of 3.7%. (Source: SQM Research)

Low vacancy rates have led to an incredible 23% growth in weekly rents for the year 2021. (Source: SQM Research)

Rental Growth

Low vacancy rates have led to an incredible 23% growth in weekly rents for the year 2021. (Source: SQM Research)

Consistent growth across the previous 10 years has seen the Gold Coast median apartment price rise at an average of 5.6% per annum. (Source: Price Finder)

Capital Growth

Consistent growth across the previous 10 years has seen the Gold Coast median apartment price rise at an average of 5.6% per annum. (Source: Price Finder)

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