Welcome to

the precinct.


What makes COHORT truly unique is our direct access to vital infrastructure within the region. We are located within one of the youngest and fastest growing Health Precincts in Australia – the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct.

Lumina is the 9.5 hectare premium commercial cluster based within the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct.

Lumina connects, diversifies and strengthens the Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct, pioneering new ways for those driven by research and innovation to create, collaborate, test and take new ideas to market. As landowner, master developer and planning authority, Economic Development Queensland (EDQ), as part of the Queensland Government is facilitating the development of Lumina over the next 10 to 15 years. 

Find out more about the development-ready commercial land or lease space by contacting lumina@dsdmip.qld.gov.au


Gold Coast




Gold Coast University Hospital is a major public health facility offering tertiary-level healthcare for the Gold Coast, Queensland servicing a population of nearly 600,000 residents. The award-winning $1.76 billion hospital was completed in 2013.

The service, through innovation and patient-centred care, is a world-class provider of public healthcare services, and was recently named by Newsweek as the #6 Best Hospital in Australia.

Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) provides emergency, elective and acute care. In addition to operating the busiest emergency department in the country, services also include all major adult specialities as well as maternity services and paediatrics.

In 2018, more than 125,000 people were admitted, and more than 5,100 babies were born in the hospital. The hospital also offers specialist cancer and cardiac services, neurosciences, trauma and neonatal intensive care. The circa 700-bed hospital comprises seven main buildings and a total floor space of about 170,000 square metres, and employs approximately 4,000 clinical staff members.

Gold Coast University Hospital is one of Queensland’s largest clinical teaching and research facilities, in partnership with Griffith University and Bond University on the Gold Coast. The facility is also on the path toward the international Magnet recognition.




Premier dining, leisure and entertainment facilities located just a short ten-minute stroll from COHORT.

Early start? Get your caffeine fix at Box Coffee Co, Sharks’ on-site shipping container coffee shop. Hungry? No need to pack lunch when you work at COHORT, with two restaurants and a Café serving delicious value meals just down the road! Most importantly, celebrate the end of a working week with an espresso martini and tapas at Cabana Bar & Lounge.

Southport Sharks’ multi-purpose Events Centre is the ideal space to hold corporate functions and events, while Mantra at Sharks hotel has your accommodation needs covered for travelling colleagues or family. Did we mention there’s a rooftop bar on top of the hotel? Hello cocktails, pizza and sunset views!

After a long day at the office, head down to Southport Sharks Health + Fitness for a workout or group fitness class. Over 110 weekly classes cater to all fitness levels- try yoga, Pilates, Les Mills and much more!

Visit: www.southportsharks.com.au 

Griffith University.


This highly acclaimed university ranks in the top 2% of universities worldwide and 35 in the world for universities under 50 years old.

With approximately 20,000 students and 800 Higher Degree Research Students, this is the Gold Coast’s premier university. The Gold Coast campus has a range of state-of-the-art facilities and offers teaching and research in almost all disciplines. Griffith University strives for and celebrates the remarkable – at Griffith, remarkable is the norm.

Griffith was rated world standard or above in 59 fields, of which 20 received the highest possible rating of 5 and another 21 rated at 4. In 2013 the $150 million Griffith Health Centre was opened and 2014 marked the launch of the $38 million Griffith Business School building.

In the heart of the Gold Coast, this campus is located minutes from pristine beaches and Australia’s largest outlet shopping centre and a short drive to Surfers Paradise. Among this and its extensive sporting amenities and on-campus services, Griffith University Gold Coast offers a student lifestyle like no other.  

Visit: www.griffith.edu.au 

Gold Coast Private Hospital.


The Gold Coast Private Hospital provides patients with the highest standard of clinical expertise and nursing care. The hospital is co-located with the Gold Coast University Hospital and Griffith University which forms an integral part of the Health & Knowledge Precinct.

On a smaller scale than its public counterpart, this $232 million hospital opened in 2016 and to cater for its significant patient demand it has since received a $50 million stage 2 expansion.

Gold Coast Private currently hosts 314 beds, 21 operating theatres and offers a range of services including a 24-hour Emergency Care Centre, Intensive Care Centre, Maternity Care Centre, Paediatric Care Centre as well as providing onsite imaging, pharmacy and pathology services.  

Visit: www.goldcoastprivate.com.au

Institute for Glycomics.


Headed by Professor Mark von Itzstein, the Institute for Glycomics was established at Griffith University in 2000. The Institute is Australia’s foremost multidisciplinary biomedical research institution and boasts state-of-the-art facilities along with some of the world’s leading researchers in ‘Glycoscience’. Located within Griffith University, the Institute for Glycomics offers exceptional postgraduate education programs for the nation’s future scientists.

With more than 200 research and support members, over 100 peer reviewed publications yearly, alongside more than 1500 citations, this institute brings in $10,000,000 in external research per annum and strives to be world leaders in the discovery and development of next generation drugs, vaccines and diagnostics for diseases of global impact.

The Institute engages with a variety of groups and organisations inside and outside industry right across the globe, to provide healthcare solutions to some of the world’s most intractable diseases.


Visit: www.griffith.edu.au/institute-glycomics


Menzies Health Institute Queensland.


The Menzies Health Institute Queensland (MenziesHIQ) is a globally recognised partnership between Griffith University and the distinguished Menzies Foundation. This initiative was established in 2015 and aims to enhance Griffith University’s research excellence through collaboration and resource sharing.

The four overarching programs; Disability and Rehabilitation, EPIC Health Systems, Healthcare Practice and Survivorship, and Infectious Diseases and Immunology, seek to drive engagement between academic researchers and healthcare professionals across the globe.

MenziesHIQ concentrates its expertise in areas such as infectious diseases, neurological diseases and vaccine development to name a few. The Institute is located within the Griffith University Health Centre.


Visit: www.griffith.edu.au/menzies-health-institute-queensland


Queensland Academies.


The Queensland Academies Health Sciences campus is one of three state schools for remarkable students from Years 10 to 12. In Partnership with Griffith University and the surrounding Precinct Queensland Academies accommodate students with unique opportunities and enrichment activities to develop the foundation for a successful pathway to future careers in health sciences, research, and science and academia.

The Academy provides a number of desirable facilities such as a fully wireless campus, university standard science laboratories, a 500 seat lecture theatre and gymnasium which will assist in equipping students with the best possible education.

In 2018 96.8% of student achieved between an OP 1-10 with 39.4% of students achieving an OP 1-2. If this accomplishment wasn’t impressive enough, Since the 1995 inception of the CSIRO CREST research program, more than a third of the National Gold Awards have been presented to QAHS students in the last nine years.


Visit: https://qahs.eq.edu.au/