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HelensvaleGold Coast Suburb Profile

Helensvale is an established community built on rolling hills and completed with a leafy outlook and fantastic community spirit.

The suburb is bound by the Coombabah Lake to the east and part of the Coomera River. Helensvale was the first of the Gold Coast's master planned suburbs to sweep the Gold Coast. The suburb has an established feel due to its mature trees and lawns.

Probably the most remarkable attribute is Helensvale's claim that no resident is ever more than 5 minutes walk from parklands. There is an outstanding number of parks throughout the suburb which probably contributes to the area as being highly family orientated.

Helensvale Education

Primary Schools

  • Helensvale
  • Coombabah
  • Gaven

Secondary Schools

  • Helensvale
  • Pacific Pines

Private Schools

  • A.B. Paterson
  • Coomera Anglican
  • Saint Stephen's
  • Jubilee Christian
  • Coomera College

There is also numerous pre-schools, kindergartens and play groups.

Helensvale Recreation

Helensvale is a short drive away from the Gold Coast's theme parks - Dreamworld, Wet'n'Wild and Warner Bros. Movie World. There are numerous sporting clubs throughout the suburb and for all ages. These include cricket, rugby union, tennis, golf, bowls and swimming.

Every second Saturday of the month the Baptist Church holds the Helensvale Country Markets. The markets cater for families, with fun children's activities, craft and food making them a 'must do' for locals. Helensvale / Pacific Pines Hawks Cricket Club welcomes everyone to come and join the Hawks for the season. They have created the most family friendly cricket club on the Gold Coast.

The clubhouse is at Hession Oval, 59 Parkes Drive Helensvale where they conduct all training sessions. The juniors train on Monday and Wednesday nights from 4.00pm and the Seniors Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5.30pm. The teams play in the Gabba Sporting Products Cup competition conducted by Gold Coast Cricket with all our teams playing on Saturdays in one or two day games. To learn more about the Hawks Cricket Club visit

Helensvale Shopping

Helensvale shopping has undergone a major change as Westfield, a multimillion dollar shopping complex, moved in next to the Helensvale Train Station.

Now there is a number of smaller centres containing a mixture of businesses both commercial and retail.

  • Westfield Helensvale
  • Helensvale Plaza
  • Harbour Town
  • Southport Park
  • Australia Fair

Helensvale Golf Courses

  • Gold Coast Country Club - 18 hole, par 72
  • Helensvale - 18 hole, par 70

Note - eight other golf courses are within an easy 10 minute drive.

Helensvale Retirement

Tranquility Gardens

  • 100 free hold title, 2 bedroom units - resale from $175 000
  • 140 studio apartments - resale from $75 000

St James Park Villas, adjacent to St James Park Nursing Home & Hostel

  • From $240 000
  • 26 strata title, 2 bedroom villas
  • Low body corporate fees
  • No exit fees
  • Air conditioned, phone and emergency connection to the nursing centre

The Gardens on Lindfield

  • From $210 000
  • Retirement community, individual living units
  • 24 hour emergency care
  • Bowling green & heated swimming pool
  • Future aged care facility

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Helensvale Map

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

Combo passes & packages

Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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