South East region


​​​​​​​​​The South East region begins at the Redlands Coast and extends through Logan City to the Gold Coast and its hinterland, and west across the Scenic Rim and down to the New South Wales border. This is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, with development sprouting several unique local communities.

Queensland map with South East region highlighted. Gold Coast is included in this region.
South East region (JPG, 121​​KB)

South East schools at a glance

The South East region currently has:

  • 110,982 students***
  • 10,411 teachers**
  • 110 primary schools*
  • 32 secondary schools*
  • 3 P–10/12 schools*
  • 6 special schools*.

* As at September 2023.
** As at September 2023.
*** ​​As at September 2023​​​​.​

The region is considered a​ desirable location for teachers and their families because it offers a full range of experiences and opportunities, while still located a stone's throw away from Brisbane City.

You can search our schools directory map for a list of the schools located in this region and their contact details.

Teaching and living in the region

Whether you love the beach and waterways, rainforest-covered mountains, sprawling farmlands or dynamic urban precincts, the South East region has the perfect spot for you to work and live.

With City of Gold Coast's population alone predicted to hit 1.1 million by 2050, you can expect to see increased development, and professional and lifestyle options across the South East region for some time.

Professional development

There are a number of professional development programs that you have access to when you teach with us.​

Priority opportunities

The South East region has some high-profile school infrastructure projects underway that will increase employment opportunities for teachers in the years ahead.

Population growth across the South East region is increasing the demand for teachers in established schools as well. School locations in Logan’s south west suburbs and northern parts of the Gold Coast are regularly employing additional teachers.

We're also seeking primary and high school teachers for semi-rural communities dotted around the South East region's Scenic Rim, which provide lifestyle opportunities of a different pace. All our school communities are within an easy commute to the Gold Coast, Logan, Brisbane or Ipswich city centres.

Things to do

The South East region entices you to explore a little further from its major centres of Logan and the Gold Coast, where you'll discover hidden gems like the Scenic Rim's pristine border ranges, fertile farmlands, wineries and outdoor recreation trails. This is not forgetting the Redlands' relaxed bayside villages and islands, either!

Here are 10 ways to explore the South East region in your downtime.

  1. Island hop from the mainland to the four Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
  2. Explore 160km of bushwalking trails in the Gondwana rainforests.
  3. Relax at the best Gold Coast beaches with family and friends.
  4. Go on a wild ride at some of Australia's best theme parks.
  5. Stroll over Springbrook National Park's natural bridge.
  6. Take a day trip to Lake Moogerah for boating, fishing and water skiing.
  7. Catch a game or major event at a premier sports venue​.
  8. Experience a true change of pace in beautiful hinterland villages.
  9. Bike down the winding dirt tracks of Daisy Hill Conservation Park​​.
  10. Shop until you drop​​ any day of the week.

Apply to teach in South East region

If you'd like to teach in a Queensland state school, you’ll first need to submit an application for teacher employment. You can apply at any time.

To learn more about working in any part of the South East region, contact our South East team at

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Last updated 16 May 2024