RUBY Location

The Gold Coast is Australias original & enduring holiday destination that the world is beginning to discover. It is one of the worlds most desirable sunbelt locations and plays host to a calendar of international events to the worlds elite. From racing drivers and movie stars to racehorse owners and golf professionals,the Gold Coast is renowned as Australias premier sporting and glamour destination. In fact,the Gold Coast is well on track to exceed the population of all but three of Australias capitals within the next few years. The city offers enormous vibrancy, year-round sunshine and all the elements of a relaxed outdoor lifestyle.

The Gold Coast is clean, green and bursting with life.

An internationally recognised tourism city, Gold Coast is a coastal city in southeastern Queensland on the east coast of Australia. It is the second most populous city in the state, the sixth most populous city in the country, and the most populous non-capital city and cross-state metropolitan area in Australia.

The Gold Coast metropolitan area converges with that of
Greater Brisbane, forming part of an urban conurbation of
over 3 million people


  • Growing Vibrant City
  • Exceptional Climate
  • Stunning Beaches
  • World Class Boating
  • World Class Fishing
  • Excellent Schools
  • Exceptional Universities
  • First Class Medical Care
  • World Heritage Rainforest
  • World Heritage Wetlands
  • Clean Air & Water
  • Internationally Renown Seafood
  • First Class Hotels
  • Significant Infrastructure Investment
  • Friendly Inviting Community
  • International Award Winning Architecture

Commonwealth Games
Gold Coast 2018

From 4 to 15 April 2018, the XXI Commonwealth Games will be held on the Gold Coast. The new Southport Aquatic Centre will home to the 2018 Commonwealth Games diving & swimming activities.
Over 11 days of competition, 6,500 athletes and officials from 71 member countries and territories will participate in 17 sports, including para-sports for elite athletes with disabilities. It is one of the biggest international multi-sporting events in the world.
A 29.4 hectare site located three stations away via the light rail from Southport CBD will accommodate 6500 athletes and officials during the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After the games, the facility will provide a residential population of over3000.
Provision of world class facilities for all major sporting disciplines, combined with the exceptional climate will allow the Gold Coast to cement its reputation as a premiere sporting destination. Ruby is located adjacent to one of the key light rail stops that connect the Commonwealth Games venues.

Southport Athletes Village

Southport Aquatic Centre

Metricon Stadium, Carrara

Commonwealth Games

The Gold Coast 2018 Games Venues have been planned so that 80% of the venues are within a 20 minute vehicle journey of the Games Village which is to be built at Parklands, Southport
adjacent to Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital.
Venues within 20 minutes drive of the Village:

  • Broadbeach Bowls Club (Lawn Bowls)
  • Carrara Sport and Leisure Centre (Badminton, Wrestling & Weightlifting)
  • Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (Netball Preliminaries & Basketball Finals)
  • Gold Coast Hockey Centre (Hockey)
  • Carrara Stadium (Athletics, Opening and Closing Ceremonies)
  • Oxenford Studios (Table Tennis and Boxing)
  • Runaway Bay Sports Centre (Squash and Weightlifting)
  • Southport Broadwater Parklands at Southport site includes: Southport Broadwater Parklands (South) (start/finish for Marathon, Road Walks and Triathlon)
  • Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (Diving and Swimming)
  • Coomera Sports Centre (Gymnastics and Netball finals)

Coomera Sports &
Leisure Centre, Coomera

CBUS Super Stadium, Robina

Gold Coast Convention
Centre, Broadbeach

The Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council are in partnership to construct a $1.6 billion world class public transport system which stretches from Helensvale past Griffith University and the just opened University Hospital through
Southport on to Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.

The G:Link Light Rail system will add enormous economic benefit to the city by providing the Gold Coast city with greater access to public transport for both residents and tourists. Stage 1 of the light rail system opened in July 2014 and commences from Griffith University at Southport and enters the Southport CBD precinct at Wardoo Street, and travels down Queen Street through the commercial heart of the Southport CBD. From there, the light rail crosses the Nerang River over a new bridge to the Surfers Paradise precinct and terminates on the Gold Coast Highway at Broadbeach adjacent to Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

The proposed future light rail route to Helensvale will link with Stage 1 at Griffith University (Parklands Drive, Southport) and travel along Olsen Avenue to
Harbour Town Shopping centre, and then along Brisbane Road to Helensvale Rail Station which links to Brisbane. Further development will connect the light rail to
the Gold Coast Airport at Coolangatta.

Bond University, Robina, Gold Coast

World Class Universities

  • Universities Two major university campuses Bond University at Robina and Griffith University at Southport. Both of these universities are popular options for Americans to study abroad at. Southern Cross University and Central Queensland University also operate smaller campuses on the Gold Coast.
  • TAFE Five campuses at Southport, Ridgeway (Ashmore), Benowa, Coomera and Coolangatta

Griffith University, Gold Coast

The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Queensland University of
Technology, Brisbane

Health Care | Hospitals


Private hospitals in the city include Allamanda Private Hospital located at
Pindara Hospital at Benowa and John Flynn Gold Coast Private Hospital at Tugun in
the citys south.


The $1.76 billion, 750-bed facility was constructed on a green field site at Parklands Drive Southport to replace the Southport Hospital at Nerang Street.

Gold Coast University
Hospital, Southport

Robina Hospital,
Robina, Gold Coast

John Flynn Private Hospita , Tugan, Gold Coast

Pindara Private
Hospital, Benowa

Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport