The Sunshine Coast Council region is made up of 10 divisions. People in each division elect a councillor to represent their area. All residents vote to elect the mayor who represents the entire Sunshine Coast.
Roles of councillors and mayor, code of conduct, pay scales and remuneration for elected representatives and councillors' expenses and facilities policy.
Remuneration for the mayor, deputy mayor and councillors is determined by the Local Government Remuneration and Discipline Tribunal.
There are six portfolios. They reflect areas of strategic importance to council and the people of the Sunshine Coast.
Council elections are held every 4 years. The last elections were held on 28 March 2020.