A sun-kissed city by the sea, Australia’s Gold Coast is a place defined by an unmistakable energy – a metropolitan region south of Brisbane on Australia’s east coast. It's famed for its long sandy beaches, surfing spots and elaborate system of inland canals and waterways and 300 days of sunshine. It’s also home to theme parks such as Dreamworld, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild. Inland, hiking trails crisscross Lamington National Park’s mountain ridges and valleys, home to rare birds and rainforest. Start your day with a jog along the beach or a yoga session. Getting there couldn’t be easier with access via two major international airports (Brisbane and Gold Coast) and specially negotiated accommodation rates.
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre will be home to the 2020 AVA Annual Conference and was recently awarded the 2018 EarthCheck Platinum Certification – the first Convention Centre in the world to achieve the accolade for their environmental management program. It has state of the art facilities and is right across the road from metropolitan Broadbeach.