Health and wellbeing

The health and wellbeing industry is booming on the Sunshine Coast, propelled by the $5 billion Sunshine Coast Health Precinct – Australia’s largest health infrastructure project currently being developed.

Dynamic and innovative health, medical and research organisations are invited to be part of Queensland’s fastest growing region.

Region shaping initiatives

  • Medifarm - Australia’s first licensed medicinal cannabis cultivation, production and manufacturing facility.
  • Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute – world leading research and suicide prevention alliance.
  • Wandi Nerida - the first residential eating disorder facility in Australia.
  • Vitality Village – a collaborative integrated care facility with a unique business model.

SunRamp Health Technology Accelerator Program

The SunRamp accelerator program is based on a proven approach targeted to establish late-stage start-up health technology businesses to scale up and capitalise on the capability of the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Network.

For more information and to submit an Expression of Interest to be included in this innovative program, please visit SunRamp website

A destination for medical tourism

The region offers a range of medical and wellbeing services, support and accommodation to suit all requirements and budgets, either for patients taking advantage of internationally acclaimed health professionals or as a place to recover and recuperate.

Download the Health and Wellbeing industry brochure[2272KB].

Key health and wellbeing industry participants

  • Arcare
  • Buderim Private Hospital
  • Caloundra Health Service
  • Caloundra Private Clinic and Day Hospital
  • Be - Vitality Village
  • EndED - House of Hope
  • Fertility Solutions IVF Cli8nic
  • Kawana Private Hospital
  • medical Objects
  • Medifarm medical cannabis
  • Medimobile Australia and New Zealand
  • Nambour General Hospital
  • Opal Aged Care
  • Queensland Health
  • Ramsay Health Care
  • Servatus
  • Smartline Machinery
  • Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy
  • Suncare Community Services
  • Sunshine Coast Haematology and Oncolgy Clinic
  • Sunshine Coast Health Institute
  • Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience - Thompson Institute
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital
  • TAFE Queensland
  • USC
  • Unity Care Health
  • USC Clinical Trials Centre

Case studies

MEDIFARM[503KB] is the first company in Australia to be fully licenced to cultivate and manufacture medicinal cannabis.
“MEDIFARM chose to be based on the Sunshine Coast due to the region's ideal growing conditions, access to world class health care and medical research facilities, as well as the local government support.”
Adam Benjamin, Founding Director

The Sunshine Coast Health Institute[589KB] (SCHI) is a collaborative partnership between the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, USC, TAFE Queensland, and Griffith University. Together, the SCHI partners provide a range of educational tools and training to develop and improve the skills of doctors, nurses, allied health workers, health professionals and vocational students.

The Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute was established by USC as a hub for world-class mental health research, teaching and clinical services.
“The Sunshine Coast’s emergence as a leading hub for health practice and education, coupled with its collaborative community made it the best location for the Thompson Institute to conduct research that will transform how we treat Australia’s most pressing mental health issues.”
Professor Jim Lagopoulos, Director