Never mind trying to wrap it because your best gift this year could be an amazing apartment in Surfer’s Paradise. It’s all happening on the Gold Coast, and one lucky winner will be spending Christmas on their ocean-front balcony, watching the waves from the dizzy heights of their luxurious new home.

The World-Famous Gold Coast

Millions of visitors from all parts of Australia and around the world flock to the sandy shores of the Gold Coast every year. They come for the sun, the surf, the world-class gold courses and the myriad of family attractions. Surfer’s Paradise is at the very centre of the action, a jumping-off point for adventure from just south of Brisbane all the way to the border with New South Wales.

A great many people come to visit, but few can afford to stay. This is some of the priciest real estate in the country and a magnet for the rich and famous. Owning a residence on the beach in Surfer’s is a dream, but one that’s definitely going to come true for one lucky winner this December.

The View from Above

The apartment to be won in draw 184 is located on Surfer’s Paradise Boulevard, high above the bustle and activity you’ll find at street level. From your vantage point, you’ll be able to see the whole length of the Gold Coast and across to the ocean’s far horizon. Floor to ceiling windows in all of the rooms give you an unparalleled view of the surf, the sand and the city. If you want the full 360, climb up to the sky deck on the 41st floor and you’ll think the entire world is laid out before you.

This residence is packed with top of the line furnishings and state of the art electricals. The kitchen is beautifully equipped to handle anything you might want to whip up, and when you’re done you can relax in front of the 55” wall mounted television in the lounge. You also have access to the facility gym and pool if you want a bit of exercise, and the tram right outside will take you to all the other marvels of the Gold Coast.

The building is called the Rhapsody, and one look at its sumptuous features will tell you why.

$1,137,000 Worth of Luxury Living

This home isn’t just a place to crash when you’re done exploring the famed night life of Surfer’s Paradise. It’s the epitome of resort living, with gorgeous common areas, BBQ patios, and exclusive resident services. You’ll be surrounded by an opulence most people can only imagine, living the life you’ve always dreamed of.

  • Home and prize package worth $1,137,000
  • Kitchen, dining and lounge area with panoramic ocean views
  • Balcony with comfortable seating to enjoy the sea breeze
  • Master bedroom has a private ensuite
  • Additional large bedroom
  • Second bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Full length windows to capitalize on the view
  • Furnishings and electricals worth $142,000.
  • Parking in the indoor garage
  • Access to gym and pool
  • Access to common sky deck
  • Beach front property
  • $10,000 in gold bullion included

Don’t Forget These Dates

December 11, 2017: The Surf Life Saving Lottery Draw #184 closes at 12:00 noon AEST

December 15, 2017: The First Prize Winner will be drawn at 12:00 noon AEST

The draw location is 190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills, Qld. All members of the public are invited to come and see the draw live.

Winners notified by registered post and telephone. “The Australian” will publish the official list of winners on December 20, 2017. Winners also posted on this site after the draw.

Not Open for Viewing

Unfortunately, the first prize home at 3440 Surfer’s Paradise Boulevard, Surfer’s Paradise QLD 4217 will not be available for public tours prior to the draw. You are still welcome to check out the exterior of the Rhapsody at any time, and see what makes this part of the world so enticing.

Move, Sell, Rent – Whatever Works for You

If you decide to move into your new home, you can be there in time for Christmas. Just pick up the keys because everything else will be right there waiting for you.

You may need a little more time to get used to this dramatic change in your life, and want to rent out the apartment while you decide what to do in the long term. If so, you won’t be short of takers in a very tight rental market, and can expect to receive about $43,000 in income if you rent the apartment fully furnished.

If you choose to sell the property immediately, you’ll become a millionaire and can pursue all those other dreams and passions you may have. Hanging on to the apartment for a few more years, however, will increase the value of your prize over time. Real estate prices are going up every year on the Gold Coast and any way you look at it, an apartment in Surfer’s Paradise is a great investment for the future.

Get Your Ticket Books Now for Surf Lottery Draw 184

Buying more tickets gives you more chances of winning this spectacular first prize package. It’s worth noting as well, however, that purchasing additional tickets in the same name adds gold bullion to the prize. The cost of individual tickets goes down with multiple purchases, while the value of the gold bullion rises.


Number of Ticket Entries

1st Prize Package


1 Ticket



3 Tickets ($1.66 each)



6 Tickets ($1.66 each)

$1,170,990 plus additional $1,000 Good Guys Gift Voucher Total $1,171,990


20 Tickets ($1.00 each)

$1,170,990 plus additional $20,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,190,990


40 Tickets ($0.75 each)

$1,170,990 plus additional $30,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,200,990


70 Tickets ($0.66 each)

$1,170,990 plus additional $50,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,220,990


150 Tickets (0.66 each)

$1,170,990 plus additional $60,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,230,990


400 Tickets ($0.50 each)

$1,170,990 plus additional $70,000 Cashable Gold Bullion Total $1,240,990

Thank you for supporting surf life saving. This valuable work is partially funded by your ticket purchases, and we wish you the best of luck in draw 184.