- Last updated:
- 10 Aug 2018
Gateway to external markets
The Sunshine Coast has excellent access to national and international air and sea ports, include the Sunshine Coast Airport, Brisbane International Airport and the Port of Brisbane, along with direct access to national road and rail networks. This means supply lines and distribution networks are well assured and it is easy to stay connected both domestically and internationally.
Sunshine Coast Airport, Australia's first carbon neutral airport, is well situated in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, offering an ideal entry and exit point to the region. The airport offers 24-hour access and provides daily flights to major Australian capital cities of Sydney and Melbourne, three weekly flights to Adelaide and seasonal flights to Auckland, New Zealand with connections to destinations around the world. Brisbane International Airport provides a secondary access and is just over an hour away by road. Sunshine Coast Airport is home to a wide range of aviation businesses and services, including maintenance and training.
With the airport expansion project due for completion in 2020, Sunshine Coast Airport will continue to support the growing needs of its existing markets and develop direct passenger and freight services into Asia, the South Pacific and beyond.
The Port of Brisbane, Queensland’s largest general cargo port and Australia's fastest growing container port, is just over an hour away by road and connected to the Sunshine Coast by the national highway.
The Bruce highway, Queensland’s major freight route and part of Australia's national highway, provides direct access to the region and effectively links inland production areas and major regional centres. The highway is also a major commuter route and key tourist access corridor.
The Bruce Highway is also the subject of A$1.6 billion expansion which will further enhance the connectivity of the Sunshine Coast with Brisbane.
The Sunshine Coast is serviced by the Queensland passenger train electric commuter services, providing fast access to Brisbane and the rest of South East Queensland. The national rail freight network traverses the region and is directly accessible from Nambour in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.