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About the Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a one hour drive from Queensland's capital city, Brisbane, and is of one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.  

With world-class universities, English language schools and vocational education and training organisations, the Sunshine Coast offers many excellent education options.

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A snapshot of the Sunshine Coast

Education providers

University of the Sunshine Coast, CQ University Australia, and TAFE Queensland


Over 330,000  

Scenic escapes

Experience white sand beaches, lush rainforests and Heritage-listed national parks

The Sunshine Coast is strong in the study areas of sport, science, tourism and event management. The region hosts major sporting, cultural, music, arts and food events each year,  providing opportunities for both hands-on learning and employment while you study. 

It is also home to leading-edge training facilities such as the Sunshine Coast Health Institute and Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

The Sunshine Coast offers everything from relaxation to adventure. You can enjoy stunning beaches, hiking, water sports, fresh local produce, mountains, rainforests and events throughout the year.  

You’ll find the Sunshine coast offers a welcoming community where you will feel safe. 

Visit the Study Queensland website to find out more about studying in the Sunshine Coast.

Spanner Crab Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast. Image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland.

Queensland information and support

1800QSTUDY is Queensland’s international student hotline providing phone support and information related to studying in Queensland. The hotline is available 24/7 and free when you call from an Australian landline or mobile provider so you will always have access to support when you are studying in Queensland.

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