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.
“In Sunshine Coast, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 20,170 local jobs in 2015/16.”
A smart cities overview is available for
Sunshine Coast, which provides information about housing, infrastructure and liveability.
Living on the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland
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.
The Sunshine Coast features stunning pristine beaches. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Stunning hinterland and wineries are at your doorstep. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
Enjoy fresh local produce in Noosa's famous Hastings Street. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.
A relaxed lifestyle is easy on the Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy of Tourism Australia.