Seniors: positive ageing
  • Last updated:
  • 17 Dec 2019

Positive ageing is the ability to:

  • maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • enjoy quality social connections and
  • feel welcomed in the community.

It is also about:

  • feeling empowered and valued as a community member
  • participating in the workforce if desired and
  • having access to information and services.

Older people play a vital role in the region's communities. Council recognises and respects the significant contribution older people make to the region.

Positive Ageing Strategy

The Sunshine Coast Positive Ageing Strategy 2011 – 2016 provided focus for council’s commitments to seniors. Moving forward council is currently drafting the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041. This strategy will embrace all sectors of the community. It will incorporate all the different community action plans to create one document. The Community Strategy will represent the needs and aspirations of the whole community, including a continued focus on the older population in our region. 

Healthy Sunshine Coast seniors fitness classes

This program offers free and low cost fitness classes at a range of locations across the region for the over 55's. View the full timetable.

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

Council Link helps with affordable transport services for:

  • people with disabilities
  • their carers
  • minors under the care of eligible people and
  • people over the age of 60.

It improves wellbeing and social interactions. It also helps to enjoy a convenient shopping experience.

Council Link is a service provided by council in partnership with ComLink. It is funded by the Public Transport Levy.

Sunshine Coast mobility maps

A series of mobility maps that create a more accessible and inclusive community for all launched on 22 August 2018 by Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the State Government during celebrations for Queensland Seniors Week. The mobility maps cover five locations:

 The maps provide a range of information including the following:

• gradient of pathways
• crossing points
• key services such as libraries, shopping areas and the post office.

This is important for the Sunshine Coast community as we have a higher proportion of people aged over 60 and older. Visitors to our region will also benefit from a more inclusive and accessible tourism destination for people of all ages and abilities.

Printed maps are available in hard copy at local Community and Neighbourhood Centres and Visitor Information Centres.
For more information about the Mobility Maps please contact council on (07) 5475 7272 or 1300 007 272 or email


For more information, contact council's Community Development officer on (07) 5441 8261 or email

Related pages

Healthy Ageing Partnership

Council is proud to be a 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.