Sunshine Coast

Where the sea turns gold, Australian’s coastal paradise.

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Sean Connery (Actor) Pat Rafter (Tennis Player) Ian Baker-Finch (Golfer)

  • Population: 624,918

    • About Sunshine Coast

      Made up of glorious coastline, Australia’s Sunset Coast is a paradise of natural beauty that meets the Indian Ocean and covers the metropolitan area of Perth. 

      The coast line covers seven local government areas and runs south from Cottesloe up to the northern most beach at Two Rocks. Sunset Coast has some of the best golden beaches in Australia including Burns beach, Waterman’s beach and Scarborough Beach in the north. Most notable however are Cottesloe Beach which is a huge tourist pull during the summer seasons. 

      A huge choice of amenities perfectly complement the white sands and grassy dunes and with a surging water sports scene there is plenty to do. Also City beach is a consistent winner in Best Beach Awards and is a firm favourite, whether you are out for a beach walk or playing in the surf. 

      Entertainment wise, the Sunset Coast offers everything and then some. Alfresco bars, cafes and quality restaurants are the norm here and complemented with great shopping and a laid back vibe. Scarborough beach is a notable venue and has been recently regenerated, the new precinct along The Esplanade offers a great shopping and dining experience. 

      For Mediterranean-style boardwalks The Marina at Mindarie is a must and is populated with trendy bars and restaurants, all encapsulating a vibrant atmosphere. The nightlife along the Sunset coast is varied and each of the main towns and Cities offers a range of bars and clubs to cater for all tastes. 

      Highlights include Perth and Fermantle, due to their size and population and you can always be guaranteed a good night out here clubbing, in the bar or listening to live music. Getting around is easy too with excellent public transport and plenty of roads to allow you to access most beaches. 

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • University of the Sunshine Coast


      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • The Sunshine Coast covers an area of 3,127 square kilometres making it roughly the same size as California’s world famous Yosemite National Park

      • The Sunshine Coast is a centre for tourism, attracting more than 3.2 million visitors a year

      • The saying “fair dinkum” was born on the Sunshine Coast