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The Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast region, in South East Queensland, is home to pristine beaches, beautiful rivers, picturesque hinterland villages and subtropical forests. Candidates looking for a fantastic lifestyle can be assured the Sunshine Coast holds all the answers.

The region boasts perfect temperatures year round. Mild winter temperatures, spectacular spring days and a summer made for outdoor fun. The Sunshine Coast has an annual mean maximum temperature of 26.4°C, with average temperatures through summer months of 30°C and winter temperatures averaging 22°C.


Whether you are looking for the cosmopolitan restaurants in Noosa Heads, the spectacular vistas of hinterland villages in Montville and Maleny, or the stunning beaches from Kings Beach to Rainbow Beach, the Sunshine Coast region has it all.

Spend your time exploring your surrounds:

  • Just an hour and half drive away is the capital city of Queensland, Brisbane.  Home to fabulous shopping, a captivating waterfront area and an international airport, Brisbane has it all.
  • The Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island are all within a few hours’ drive from the Sunshine Coast – a perfect weekend getaway to explore our spectacular natural wonders.


With a population of more than 395,000, the Sunshine Coast is one of the fastest growing population areas in Queensland. Our population is expected to reach 450,000 by 2021.


Public and private schooling is available throughout the Sunshine Coast region.

For further information about schools in the area visit the Education Queensland website.



The Sunshine Coast is within easy driving distance to many local attractions, including Brisbane.


Sunshine Coast Airport

The Sunshine Coast Airport is in Mudjimba, with domestic flights in and out of the Sunshine Coast.

Just a two hour flight will see you in Melbourne, or head to Sydney for a weekend – the flight is just 1.5 hours.

Brisbane Airport

Both international and domestic flights regularly depart from Brisbane Airport.  Residents of the Sunshine Coast are able to drive to the airport in approximately 1.5 hours.

Public transport

Public transportation on the Sunshine Coast is readily available including local bus services and a regular train connection to Brisbane.

For more information about the public transport system please visit Translink.

Last updated: 6 February 2020