The Sunshine Coast is the major events capital of regional Australia and is home to a range of annual events.
These events span various interests, including sports, music, food and culture.
High performance sports training
Besides venues and natural assets, the region boasts world-class high performance training facilities. Many of these facilities support para-sports.
An Australian Institute of Sport accredited facility is at the University of the Sunshine Coast. It is the training base for many visiting elite international athletes.
High performance gym facilities are situated in The Sports Hub, Bokarina. They include a state-of-the-art testing lab and world class equipment.
A concentration of high calibre health and wellbeing practitioners are located at the health precinct adjacent to the Kawana Sports Precinct.
Resident high performance teams based on the Sunshine Coast include:
Olympic and Paralympic Games
Road to glory
The Sunshine Coast is playing an integral role as a major delivery partner in the staging of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The region will be home to four key venues and several sporting events during the Olympic Games.
- Athletics – marathon
- Athletics – race walk
- Cycling – road
- Cycling – mountain bike
- Sailing – kiteboarding
The Sunshine Coast will also host multiple days of road-based events (marathon and road cycling) during the Paralympic Games.