Gold Coast Dante Alighieri Society


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Gold Coast Dante Alighieri Society was established on the Gold Coast on the 5th June 1989. The main aim of the society is the diffusion of the Italian language and culture.  Italian classes have been run by the society at Bond University, Benowa State Primary School, Benowa State High School and now leases rooms from the Gold Coast Italo Australian Club. Dante a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. The only people who are paid are the teachers of our Italian language courses. 

The Society is involved in anything Italian and Multicultural on the Gold Coast and participate where they can. Most of the members of our committee have received a Moncrieff Award for their contribution to the community. Dante present Italian Awards at the MLTAQ Speech competition at Griffith University Gold Coast and when invited, attend speech nights and present Italian awards to students of Italian in the primary and secondary schools.

They also prepare a monthly newsletter, Dante News Gold Coast.

Dante members have access to their library where not only Italian resources are available but books in English with an Italian theme. 


There will be new 8 week Italian for travelers courses starting in July for complete beginners and mini courses available for the June/July semester break suitable for all students.

The three sets of mini courses are:

  • Parli Italiano - suitable for beginners or those who would like to consolidate their learning after the Italian for travelers course (students will be working together to accomplish shared learning goals and complete specific tasks and assignments). 
  • Cooperative learning for intermediate students 
  • Cooperative learning for advance students - students will be working together to accomplish shared learning goals and complete specific tasks and assignments

For further information please check out Dante's website:

You can also contact their school director, Rita Lo Presti for information about Italian language classes on 07 55270797 or

If you are wanting to become a member, check out our page here.