Major venues, facilities and permits
  • Last updated:
  • 04 Nov 2021

Our region has plenty of parkland, venues and facilities that can cater for business events, mass participation events, and over 80 different grass roots to elite sports.

Sports venues

39 sports can be accommodated in facilities of a national and international standard.

Our region also offers world class facilities that cater to high performance training, recovery and rehabilitation:

  • University of the Sunshine Coast Sports Precinct (AIS credited sports science facility)
  • O2 Performance Fitness Centre 
  • The Sports HUB

Major venues

The region has multiple venues available for major events including, but not limited to:

See the full list of council venues, parks and beaches that are available for hosting events.


Temporary event permits are required for holding events in public spaces. For major events, you are encouraged to submit your application at least six months before your proposed event date. You should submit your application before advertising your event. The Major Events team are available for support to complete the application form and planning your event. You can also refer to the information pack.

All fees for holding an event are in accordance with council's fees and charges. Fees are listed in the information pack.

If you are seeking a venue for a business event or conference, explore the Business Events Sunshine Coast site.