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An unbeatable location to live and work

The Sunshine Coast was announced as the #1 most loved destination on the planet in January 2022, according to the inaugural Tourism Sentiment Index.

The dynamic region boasts spectacular natural assets, 300 days of sunshine, and some of the best and most innovative schools in Australia. A new greenfield city centre is being built from the ground up with a mix of commercial, residential and community spaces.

There has never been a more exciting time to be in business on the Sunshine Coast.

Incentives and assistance

Available to eligible applicants to help speed up project timelines and help in offsetting certain expansion, establishment or relocation costs.

Incubators and accelerators

A continued investment in talent and skills is crucial to preparing our workforce with the knowledge and experience they need to compete in a global marketplace.

Work-life balance

One of Australia’s most desirable lifestyle locations, the Sunshine Coast offers an enviable work-life balance for business owners and workers.

It’s not uncommon for Sunshine Coast locals to rise with the sun.

However, the early start is not to beat commuter traffic, as is often the case in the city.

Rather, Sunshine Coast locals – from the beach to the hinterland – love getting out to take advantage of the big blue skies and beautiful natural environment.

And there is so much to explore on the Sunshine Coast – from the relaxed main street of Caloundra to the European-style cobblestone streets of Montville and the famous Eumundi Markets – each area offers its own unique shopping and dining experience.

Arts and culture

The Sunshine Coast provides a richly creative environment for artistic enterprise. The sector is supported by Sunshine Coast ...


Sunshine Coast residents have access to world-class healthcare services. The region is home to approximately 2000 healthcare businesses, ...

Traditional Custodians

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, ...


The Sunshine Coast has a full range of high quality education and training facilities including the University of ...


The Sunshine Coast boasts many natural assets which have made the region one of Australia’s prime tourist destinations ...

Major events

The Sunshine Coast is the major events capital of regional Australia and is home to a range of ...

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Are you an investment-ready business looking to establish, expand or relocate? Get the Sunshine Coast Investment Prospectus 2022 for an overview of the business and lifestyle opportunities available in one of Australia’s fastest growing regions.

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A continued investment in talent and skills is crucial to preparing our workforce with the knowledge and experience ...

Chambers of Commerce

The Sunshine Coast’s innovation ecosystem provides a supportive environment where entrepreneurs are encouraged, ideas are nurtured through industry ...

Co-working spaces

Sunshine Coast co-working areas accommodate hybrid work from office and work from home models (or hub and spoke ...

“Many of our clients call us and say they’d love to be based on the Sunshine Coast because, realistically, this is living the dream.”

Michelle McCormac, Director Pure Locations, December 2021

Thriving businesses in the spotlight

Creating iconic international aquariums on the Sunshine Coast

If you’re gazing at sharks or penguins at an aquarium in China, Denmark, UAE, Singapore or literally 20 other countries ...

Sunshine Coast local leading the sustainable farming revolution

Nutri-Tech Solutions (NTS) CEO and co-founder, Graeme Sait, believes “there is nothing more important than food production” and is on ...

Ambrose Building 275% faster with automation technology

A Sunshine Coast business, Ambrose Building, is changing the insurance repair industry by using innovative technology to deliver the best ...

Follow the entertaining story of inner-city manager Cam as he discovers the benefits of locating on the Sunshine Coast – both for the business and for himself.

The videos were produced by Sunshine Coast Council with the help of talented local creatives, producers and actors.

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For a confidential discussion about the opportunities available, contact
Alex Lever-Shaw from Sunshine Coast Council’s Investment Attraction team
on 0407 753 645 or email