Helensvale is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and was named after Helena White. At the 2011 Census, Helensvale had a population of 15,987. The name is derived from the name given to a local sugar plantation. A plantation was established in the area around 1870 by Arthur Robinson and Ernest White. Helena was the name of White's youngest sister. Helensvale was the first integrated suburb built on the hinterland fringe of the Gold Coast, and welcomed its first residents in the 1980s with a shopping centre, primary and secondary state schools, golf course, parks and a bowls club.