Major Events
  • Last updated:
  • 21 Jun 2018

Important Information Downunder Beachfest

Downunder Beachfest Caloundra is a festival featuring hot rods, classic cars, vintage caravans and motorcycles built before 1983,  and of course, the classic music of this era!

This year’s program includes a wide range of activities, not only for the entrants, but also for the wider community and visitors to the beautiful town of Caloundra.

For more information visit Downunder Beachfest website.

Changed Traffic Conditions 

Thursday 7 June  6:30pm – 9:30pm
“Street is Neat Under Lites” 
Road closures affecting the following streets will be in place from  5:30pm  to 10:30pm.

  • Bulcock Street (between Minchinton Street and Otranto Avenue) 
  • Otranto Avenue (between Omrah Avenue and Ritchie Lane)

Saturday 9 June 9.00am – 4.00pm 
 “Caloundra RSL Street Spectacular”
Road closures affecting the following streets will be in place from 5:00am to 5:30pm.

  • Bulcock Street (between Knox Avenue and Tay Avenue)
  • Minchinton Street (between  Leeding Terrace and Omrah Avenue)
  • Otranto Avenue (between Omrah Avenue and Esplanade)
  • Esplanade - from Maloja Ave to Minchinton Street and on to the public car park on Bulcock Beach

The taxi rank on Minchinton Street will be re-located to Ormuz Avenue by the roundabout and the bus route will be changed from Esplanade / Leeding Terrace to Suller Street, for the duration of the event.

Licenced traffic management personnel will be placed at road closure barriers to safely facilitate movements through-out the day for residents, hotel guestsand shop owners in and out of their properties. 

Emergency vehicle access will be maintained and at all times.

Other Major Events

In 2018 the Sunshine Coast continues welcome a large number of sporting, lifestyle and music events, reinforcing the region’s reputation as being a destination of choice for major events.

In total the Coast will host over 50 state, national and international major events and will welcome over 130,000 guests, many of who will stay on after the event and enjoy the beautiful surrounds.

To make event guests’ stay as enjoyable as possible, council encourages the community to take part in the events, say a friendly hello and lend a helping hand. 

View the What's On Events Calendar to find out what is happening and when.

Find out more about Major Events Sponsorship

Sponsorship of major events is funded by council’s Tourism and Major Events Levy.
The levy promotes the region’s tourist industry and major events and it is estimated that every dollar spent through the Tourism and Major Events Levy generates $32 in economic benefit.

For the 2015-16 financial year, Sunshine Coast Council invested $5.2 million from the levy in tourism and destination marketing and major events.

For the same period, the tourism sector on the Sunshine Coast delivered

  • an estimated $1.673 billion in visitor expenditure
  • generated $946.9 million in direct output/sales
  • and supported 5179 direct full-time jobs and almost 10,000 indirect jobs.

This is positive outcome for all industries as 79 cents from every dollar spent by visitors flows through to other sectors of the economy.