- Last updated:
- 21 Jan 2021
Ageing in Australia can be a time of possibility, opportunity and influence. Older people play a vital role in the Sunshine Coast community. Council recognises and respects the significant contribution older people make to the region.
Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041
The Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041 provides a long-term framework for how council and our community will work together to advance our shared goal of a strong community through to 2041. The Strategy represents the needs and aspirations of the whole community, including a continued focus on the older population in our region. The Strategy outlines council's commitment to the positive ageing of our community.
Healthy Sunshine Coast
Healthy Sunshine Coast is council's health and well being program offering free and low cost community activities. After pausing in 2020, the programmed has returned. Check out the program on our webpage Healthy Sunshine Coast 2021. Complete a one-time JOIN THE MOVEMENT form to take part in the program.
Rebates and concessions
Council offers a rates remission if you hold one of the following:
- current Queensland Centrelink concession card
- Veteran Affairs Gold card.
Dog and cat registration
You are entitled to free dog and cat registration if:
- the animal is desexed
- the animal is microchipped
- you hold a current Queensland Pensioner Concession Card, or
- you hold a Veteran Affairs Gold card.
Council Link is an affordable transport service that is available for:
- people aged 60 and over
- people with a disability or mobility impairment (DSP concession card holders)
- carers and minor accompanying eligible people.
Council Link operates one day per week within designated areas only. Drivers collect eligible people from their homes and take them to their local shopping centre.
Cost - $2.00 per person per one way trip.
Transport for older people
For more information on transport services for older people, go to Transport for Seniors.
Sunshine Coast mobility maps
A series of mobility maps that create a more accessible and inclusive community are available. The maps provide a range of information including:
- gradient of pathways
- crossing points
- key services such as libraries, shopping areas and post offices.
The mobility maps cover five locations:
Printed maps are available in hard copy at local Community and Neighbourhood Centres.
Healthy Ageing Partnership
Council is proud to be a founding partner and member of the Healthy Ageing Partnership. A Sunshine Coast collaborative it brings together information about healthy ageing, as well as activities involving the ageing community.
- Sunshine Coast Libraries
- Transport for Seniors
- What's on calendar
- Seniors website - Queensland Government.
- Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.