Urban Centres: Caloundra, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Noosa


Population: 303,389 (ERP 2016)


Post Codes: 4517 – 4519, 4522, 4569, 4571 – 4576


Key industries: Tourism, leisure, construction and retail, education, agribusiness, aviation and clean technologies.


Located about 100 km north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is well-known for its pristine beaches, scenic drives and unspoiled national parks. From the ocean to the hinterland, restaurants in this region take advantage of fresh local produce.

It has a strong and growing economy, competitive business conditions, accessibility to major national and international markets and a great quality of life.


Living on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

The Sunshine Coast also has an international airport, a Sunshine Coast line operated by Translink between the coast and Brisbane city, and scheduled bus services. A smart cities overview is available for Sunshine Coast, which provides information about housing, infrastructure and liveability.

The Sunshine Coast Council has information for New Residents. They also have a range of resources available on their website for migrants and multicultural community members, including events, activities and programs. You can also check out some video stories about the lives of multicultural people living on the Sunshine Coast and their journey to Australia.

The Nambour Community Centre provides settlement support, including assistance with writing your resume or filling in forms. They also have programs aimed at migrants, including the Suncoast Settlement Program and Cultural Connections Program. Caloundra Community Centre also has an adult literacy program, English conversation classes and a Global hub for women from different cultural backgrounds.

 

Images of the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

 

Take a break from it all and catch some waves on the beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Take a break from it all and catch some waves on the beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The Sunshine Coast features stunning pristine beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The Sunshine Coast features stunning pristine beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Balloon art at Eumundi Markets. Image Courtesy of Visit Sunshine Coast.
Balloon art at Eumundi Markets. Image Courtesy of Visit Sunshine Coast.
Stunning hinterland and wineries are at your doorstep. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Stunning hinterland and wineries are at your doorstep. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Surfs up at Coolum Beach. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Surfs up at Coolum Beach. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Shopping at Noosa. Image Courtesy of Visit Sunshine Coast.
Shopping at Noosa. Image Courtesy of Visit Sunshine Coast.
Enjoy fresh local produce in Noosa's famous Hastings Street. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Enjoy fresh local produce in Noosa's famous Hastings Street. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Mooloolaba Wharf. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Mooloolaba Wharf. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Mooloolaba. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Mooloolaba. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Family at Noosa Main Beach. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Family at Noosa Main Beach. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Eumundi Markets. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Eumundi Markets. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Maleny, Sunshine Coast. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Maleny, Sunshine Coast. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Glass House Mountains sunset. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Glass House Mountains sunset. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Take a break from it all and catch some waves on the beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
The Sunshine Coast features stunning pristine beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Balloon art at Eumundi Markets. Image Courtesy of Visit Sunshine Coast.
Stunning hinterland and wineries are at your doorstep. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Surfs up at Coolum Beach. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Shopping at Noosa. Image Courtesy of Visit Sunshine Coast.
Enjoy fresh local produce in Noosa's famous Hastings Street. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Mooloolaba Wharf. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Mooloolaba. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Family at Noosa Main Beach. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Eumundi Markets. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Maleny, Sunshine Coast. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.
Glass House Mountains sunset. Image Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.