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About Nambour

Nambour is a major regional town located in the west of the Sunshine Coast. Nambour has grown to become a significant agricultural centre producing a variety of tropical crops including macadamia nuts, bananas, citrus fruits, pineapple and sugar. Nambour has easy access to the beautiful hinterland, Glasshouse Mountains and offers a modern rural lifestyle in close proximity to Brisbane and the nearby Sunshine Coast.

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Working in Nambour

As a health professional, you will likely be providing health services from the Nambour General Hospital. This facility is presently the biggest regional public hospital in Queensland. With the most recent addition to services being the commissioning of the state of the art procedural suite and cardiac catheter laboratory.

Nambour General Hospital provides a range of diagnostic, surgical, medical and allied health services including, but not limited to: pathology, medical imaging, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, ear nose and throat, ophthalmology, oncology, renal medicine, nuclear medicine, HIV/sexual health clinic, geriatrics, paediatrics, palliative care, social work, oral health and physiotherapy.

HACC services available are home care, allied health and continence advice.

A new tertiary Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) at Kawana will open with 450 beds in 2016 and expand to a 738 bed facility by 2021. SCUH will offer a range of new and expanded services for the Sunshine Coast, including a Skills, Academic and Research Centre on the site.

Living in Nambour

Over 80 percent of residential dwellings in Nambour are houses so if you’re looking to rent or buy and availability is a priority, try looking at a house first.

Once you’ve established living arrangements, head to the Nambour Friday Moonlight Markets on the last Friday of every month from 5pm. Organised by the Sunshine Coast Council, the markets have a range of food, arts, fresh produce
and entertainment to suit everyone and the stalls are manned by locals. It’s the perfect way to get to know your neighbours and the area.

Nambour is within close range to the coastline. The Sunshine Coast is a popular centre for overseas tourists. In 2011 there were 2,963,000 domestic and international overnight visitors. As such, the culture of the Sunshine is a diverse blend of international residents, visitors and Aussie locals.

Local must see!

Nambour is the gateway to the natural beauty of the Hinterland. The lush, sub-tropical rainforests of the Blackall Range are only a short drive from the township. Visit Mapleton National Park, Kondalilla National Park and Buderim Forest Park, these parks are excellent locations for swimming, bush walking, bird-watching and photography.

Vineyards, Nambour Vineyards, Nambour Services
  • Over 46 regional education facilities including public and private schools, special education and TAFE
  • Accessible to the University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Childcare facilities
  • Community clubs including Apex, Rotary, Lions, Queensland Country Women’s Association, RSL, Queensland Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association and Scouts
  • Museums and art galleries
  • Nambour and Sunshine Coast Libraries
  • 13 places of worship for various faiths and denominations
  • Nambour Civic Centre – largest venue in Nambour
  • Nambour Lind Lane Theatre
  • Police station
  • Australia Post
  • Banks
  • Woolworths and IGA supermarkets
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including the Nambour Indoor Sports Centre, golf, tennis, swimming, all codes of football, bowls, basketball, baseball, netball, horse and pony clubs and cricket
  • Macadamia Nut Factory in Yandina
  • Nambour Community Centre
  • Sunshine coast beaches
  • Eumundi Markets
  • Hinterland towns of Maleny, Flaxton, Mapleton and Montville
  • Glass House Mountains
  • Blackall Range
  • Water sports including fishing, sailing, jet-skiing, waterskiing, scuba diving to the HMAS Brisbane and boating
  • Australia Zoo
  • Yandina Ginger Factory
  • Aussie World and Ettamogha Pub
Nambour Hospital Nambour Hospital Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Hospital Road NAMBOUR QLD 4560
Postal Address:
PO Box 547 NAMBOUR QLD 4560
General Phone:
+61 7 5470 6600
General Fax:
+61 7 5441 6650
Office Hours:
0830 to 1700
karen McGill, Nurse Unit Manager, Nambour Hospital
Karen McGill Nurse Unit Manager, Nambour "The colleagues I work with at Nambour Hospital make work life enjoyable. Life on the Sunshine Coast is like being on holidays".
Jason Gibson, Dir of Cardiac Services, Nambour Hospital
Jason Gibson Dir of Cardiac Services, Nambour "The Sunshine Coast has the friendliest staff, progressive medical services, all at a location that can offer you anything".
Alisa Gillet, Nursing Service Dir Perioperative, Nambour Hospital
Ailsa Gillet Dir Nursing Periops, Nambour "The Sunshine Coast is a great place to work because of the opportunities for learning and growth within your career".
Dr Ratna Asseervatham, Director of Surgery, Nambour Hospital
Ratna Aseervatham Dir of Surgery, Nambour "At Nambour Hospital I have a great department that works well. The place is personable enough for junior staff to achieve what they want".
Mark Forrest, Nurse Unit Manager, Caloundra Hospital
Mark Forrest Nurse Unit Manager, Caloundra "I love the Sunshine Coast and coming to work each day. I work with a fantastic team that has been very innovative".
Kimberley Milner, Nurse Unit Manager, Gympie Hospital
Kimberley Milner Nurse Unit Manager, Gympie "Working at Gympie provides me with not only a career but a lifestyle as well, being close to country and also the beach".
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  • 16,000 Population
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    Aerial access Sunshine Coast Airport, Maroochydore