Export program

Sunshine Coast Council encourages business owners and leaders to consider exporting nationally and internationally as a pathway for increased success.

Council delivers training programs, industry news, resources and networking events with experts for businesses wanting to export both domestically and internationally.

Sunshine Coast export network

Connect with export-oriented businesses and consultants on council’s Export LinkedIn Network. Share tips, contacts, resources, experiences and post your questions to the group.

Generating export-ready businesses and market responsive industries will continue to better enable our businesses to respond successfully to domestic and global demand.

The Sunshine Coast regional economic development strategy is well on its way to achieving four clear goals:

  • A$33 billion economy
  • 100,000 new jobs in high value industries
  • 20% of goods and services produced for export
  • household incomes that exceed the Queensland average.

Upcoming events

Trade capability building program

Growing exports in the global market involved complex processes. It requires substantial resources, the right knowledge and skill, and networks to succeed. Participants will learn how to:

  • create achievable export goals – and how to reach them
  • pick the right products to export
  • find your unique selling proposition (USP) and sales pitch
  • price your products so people want to buy
  • sell to foreign countries – and the differences you need to know
  • take the next steps and put your plan into action

You will also get tips and tools you need to budget, forecast, and activate exports.

Download a copy of the trade capability program masterclass 2023 (PDF, 111KB) for further information on the workshops.

Register here

Cost: $75 for series (must attend all 3)

3 half day workshops (9am-12 noon) to be held on:

  • 29 March 2023
  • 19 April 2023
  • 10 May 2023.

Venue: Maroochy Surf Club.


Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ)

Trade and Investment Queensland is the Queensland Government’s dedicated global business agency for international investment and trade:


Exporting is an exciting, dynamic activity that can open significant opportunities for Sunshine Coast businesses to grow and profit.

The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033 identified local to global connections as a critical pathway to position the region in key national and global markets as a competitive source of high-demand goods and services.

Engaging with these markets has the potential to strengthen business resilience, generate wealth and lead to new employment opportunities for our local community.

The local-to-global connections 2019-2033 pathway plan outlines key areas of activity to support local businesses to respond and adapt to market change and opportunity.

For more information about exporting, please call 0439 786 824 or email: [email protected].

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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