Surfers Paradise is a suburb on Australia's Gold Coast in Queensland. Colloquially known as 'Surfers', the suburb is famous for its many high-rise apartment buildings and wide surf beach. The central feature of the Surfers Paradise central business district is Cavill Mall, which runs through the centre of the main shopping precinct. Cavill Avenue, named after Jim Cavill, an early hotel owner, is one of the busiest shopping strips in Queensland, and is the centre of activity for night life and 'schoolies' trips.
Since 1991 the Champ Car World Series has run an annual race on the streets of Surfers Paradise, an event known generically as the Indy 300. For 2008 the Indy Racing League will take up the event.
Schoolies week is celebrated by around 50,000 high school graduates each November.
Surfers Paradise beach was voted as one of the best beaches in the world by the American Travel Channel.