Your Guide to
Australia’s Gold Coast

Stay a few extra days after TOAcon 2023 and explore Australia’s Favourite Playground

For an accounting event like no other, only an exceptional venue will do.

As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of TOA Global this year, we’re bringing TOAcon back to where our story began—Australia’s gorgeous Gold Coast.

In November, spring starts to give way to summer, perfect weather for enjoying the Gold Coast’s snorkel or dive sites or simply taking in the sun-kissed views. TOAcon will take place in the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, a 5-star beachfront property.

We’ll be surrounded by serene luxury, yet with easy access to Surfers Paradise, the World Heritage Listed Hinterland and plenty of the most innovative dining and music destinations the city has to offer.

With a well-deserved reputation as Australia’s Favourite Playground, the Gold Coast has seen a $1-billion transformation since 2021 and offers plenty of new attractions, including its Home of the Arts Gallery and Wonder Reef.

Why not stay a few days after TOAcon, so you and your family can enjoy the best attractions Australia can offer?

Foodie’s Paradise
The Gold Coast is a true melting pot of the world’s cuisines, with beautiful seafood, fresh produce and premium beef. Sample what the most inventive chefs have to offer, in relaxed settings with spectacular views.
Fun? Shore Thing
Bring your swimwear. With nearly 70 kilometres of beaches and point breaks, the Gold Coast has the perfect spot where you can swim, snorkel, dive, surf or simply unwind.
Tours for Every Taste
Would you like a walk in the rainforest or is a high-speed boat ride more your style? Whether you’re a shopper or a surfer, or a bit of both, there’s a Gold Coast tour that’s perfect for you.
Theme Parks Central
Australia's largest theme parks are here. Your kids will meet their favourite movie characters, see a variety of marine animals and wildlife, and be thrilled by the water slides and wave pools.
Animal Appeal
Australia is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, with plenty to offer those who are curious about animals and conservation. See pelicans, platypuses, kangaroos, wallabies, glowworms, koalas, dolphins and whales in a park or guided tour.

Getting to the Gold Coast

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Cars, Bus Services and Transfers

For transfer information

All visitors to Australia need a valid passport and an Australian visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).

Apply for an ETA using the Australian ETA app. If you are unable to use the app, you can apply online through ImmiAccount.

If you do not hold a passport approved for ETA, get a label visa from Australian embassies, high commission offices or consulates. Explore your visa options on the Australian Government’s Home Affairs website: Explore visa options (

Our currency is Australian Dollars (AUD).

Establishments generally accept American Express, Bankcard, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, JCB and their affiliates.

Currency exchange is available at banks, hotels and international airports. Various currency exchange services also operate at popular points of interest areas including Surfers Paradise, Pacific Fair and Australia Fair.

Australia has a Goods and Services Tax on purchases (10%) but you may claim a refund for this (for purchases worth at least AUD 300) and the Wine Equalisation Tax when departing our shores. Go to the airport’s Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) facility more than 30 minutes before departure.

Health and Safety

Australia and Queensland’s borders are open, and we look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast. Be sure to check the latest COVID-19 requirements before you travel.


From Interstate ➔ to Queensland


From Overseas ➔ to Queensland


Australia's immigration and border arrangements

Surf Safety

Follow basic surf and water safety whenever you head to the beach. Swim or surf only at patrolled beaches between the red and yellow flags, which mark the safest areas.

For further information on swimming and surf safety, as well as detailed information about all of the Gold Coast’s beaches, visit the Beach Safe website.

Emergency Assistance

The standard emergency number in Australia is 000. This will connect you to an operator tasked with coordinating police, ambulance and firefighter services.


All travellers to Australia are advised to consider health insurance.

Have a look at the Australian Medicare site to see if we have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with your country.


to stay

Food &

Beaches &
water sports

Culture &

Nature &


Theme Parks

Nature & Wildlife

Burleigh Head National Park

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Vineyard Tour

Natural Bridge and Springbrook Waterfalls Tour

Springbrook National Park

Culture & Tour