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Sunshine Coast

The appeal of the Sunshine Coast is strikingly unique – positive business advantages, world class attractions and exceptional lifestyle amenities, all packaged in a progressive, welcoming community. Famous surfing beaches stretch for about 65 kilometres, broken only by the occasional headland or river estuary. A popular tourist destination, the Sunshine Coast is home to upscale shopping centres and specialty boutiques, picturesque resorts with award-winning golf courses, exceptional restaurants, alfresco cafes and much more. Situated only 100 kilometres north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast offers many lucrative investment opportunities, which draw in local, national and international enterprises. These opportunities include both emerging industries, such as communications and the arts, as well as traditional industries like agri-business and tourism. Major industries in the Sunshine Coast region include:

  • tourism and retail trade
  • communications
  • education and health services
  • construction and manufacturing
  • marine and aviation
  • food and beverage processing

Currently one of the top 5 largest-growing areas in Queensland, the Sunshine Coast population grows by over 400 people every month, and is tipped to continue on its prosperous path*.


Source: Department of State Development, Trade and Innovation 2007
* Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011; Sunshine Coast LGA
A number of sailboard riders off a sunshine coast beach

ImageSunshine Coast at a glance

  • 335,273*
  • 80 minute drive north of Brisbane
  • 2 airports
  • 5 hospitals
  • 2 tertiary education facilities
  • 9 major shopping centres
Key Events:
  • Noosa May Fiesta (May)
  • Sunshine Coast Agricultural Show (June)
  • Queensland Home Garden Expo (July)
  • Noosa Triathlon (October)
  • Australian PGA Championship (December)
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