To marry in Australia you must be over 18 with an “Intention to Marry” document on file. Divorce and death decrees are also required if applicable. Check with your Certified Destination Wedding Specialist for more details on the requirements for Gold Coast weddings.
Passports and visitor visas are required when traveling to Australia. If you are a citizen of the US, visit travel.state.gov for more information on travel documents needed. For Canadian travelers, visit travel.gc.ca for relevant travel information.
English is the official language of Australia, but due to the multicultural flavor of the country, it is also common to find regions with a variety of languages.
Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar.
Climate & Beaches
The Gold Coast has a subtropical climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year.
The 35 beaches are patrolled year round by professional lifeguards and have surf to suit all levels of experience. Learn how with one of the many surf schools, where accredited teachers will help you to stand up on your board and catch your first wave fast.
Activities & Attractions
Situated on an internationally respected surfer’s paradise, the beach is a big draw for most visitors to the Gold Coast. There are also a number of theme parks in the Gold Coast which can get you up close to some of Australia’s native (and utterly adorable) wildlife, including wombats, koalas, and kangaroos.
The Golf Coast has a youthful, energetic party vibe. Surfers Skyline offers eclectic nightlife options - whether you like bars and clubs, karaoke or swanky restaurants.