Courtesy of J. Hill
About the Sunshine Coast
  • Last updated:
  • 19 Oct 2017

One of Australia’s premier holiday and lifestyle destinations, it offers ideal weather, great natural and built training facilities and beautiful beaches.Our region extends along the coast from the magical Glasshouse Mountains in the South to Peregian Beach in the North and takes in the lush Hinterland.

Teams that train here

The Sunshine Coast has played host to a range of national and international sports clubs throughout various codes. In Rugby League, we have hosted the Brisbane Broncos, Melbourne Storm, Canterburg Bulldogs, West Tigers and New Zealand Warriors, to name a few. The Qantas Wallabies, Wellington Hurricanes, QLD Reds and Aucklands Blues are among those Rugby Union Clubs that have come here to train, and, we have also hosted the Solomon, Japanese and PNG Soccer teams. 

The Sunshine Coast has already secured Isle of Man and Welsh athletes and officials, making this their base in the lead up to Commonwealth Games 2018. Follow in their footsteps and organise your sports training now!   

Fast facts

  • 1 hour drive north of Brisbane
  • 2 hours’ drive north of the Gold Coast. 
  • well serviced with daily airline services from Melbourne and Sydney 
  • daily rail, bus and shuttle services from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Average weather conditions

  Jan  Feb  Mar  Apr  May  Jun  July  Aug  Sep  Oct  Nov  Dec  Annual 
Mean max temp (°C)
28.6  28.6  27.6  25.6  23.3  21.2  20.8  21.7  24.0  25.4  26.7  28.1  25.2 
Mean min temp (°C)
21.3  21.2  19.8  16.8  13.7  11.4  9.4  10.0  13.1  15.8  17.9  19.8  15.9 
Mean rainfall (mm)  336 236 109  112 84  64  37  22  19  19  30  79  1126 
Mean rain days 14.7  14.4  15.1  15.8  16.6  15.9  13.5  11.0  10.6  10.7  10.4 13.0  161.1 

Source: Sunshine Coast Weather

For more information about Sports Training on the Sunshine Coast, or to book your stay, contact Economic Development on +61 7 54759972 or email