Study Gold Coast with the support of Trade and Investment Queensland and the City of Gold Coast are proud to open The Gold Coast Student Hub. The Gold Coast is an increasingly popular study destination and ranked as the No.1 Student City by The Beach in the QS World University Rankings in 2016.
With the support from our local community we aim to ensure that students have a positive experience as guests in our city and at the Student Hub.
The Hub is the first of its kind for the Gold Coast and is all about connecting domestic and international students with our city. Visitors to the Student Hub will have access to free Wi-Fi, information, support and helpful contacts to assist you in your student journey and to make the most of your time here on the Gold Coast.
As a friendly and welcoming city, we invite all students to live, laugh and learn with us in Australia’s Favourite Classroom.
The Student Hub is situated in The Residence, named after its previous civic use as a home to the Postmasters, Doctors and Nurses of Southport during the early to late 1900s.
From 1909 to 1967, it was the Postmaster General's Residence due to its convenient location directly next to the Gold Coast's major Post Office. In the late 1960's, the Southport Post Office was rebuilt and a Telephone Exchange was added. The role of the Postmaster had changed, so in 1967, The Residence was rebuilt entirely and became the Maternal and Child Welfare Centre. The Centre housed Nurses and Sisters upstairs and serviced Mothers and Children of the Gold Coast downstairs for nearly 50 years. In 2017 the building was purchased by the Howe Family, who in 2002 purchased and restored the old Ambulance Station next door at 45 Nerang Street Southport.
The Residence is now a fully restored multi-purpose commercial building with tenants such as Study Gold Coast, Gold Coast Student Hub and Mr P.P.'s Deli .
The Gold Coast Student Hub 2017.
The Maternal Center in 1968.