Southport is a city on the coast of Queensland in Australia with 24,097 inhabitants. Therefore, the name is because the city had the southernmost port of the colony Queensland. Administratively, it is part of the city Gold Coast, which is in 1958 resulted from the merger of several neighboring communities. Southport thereby represents the business district of Gold Coast, while the tourist centers that have previously also focused here are largely moved to other neighborhoods. Southport was once a center of woodworking. In 1898, the town received a railway connection, the Southport combined with Brisbane. The town's development was funded by the construction of the Jubilee Bridge to Main Beach. Especially since the end of World War II, the city rose to a popular vacation spot.