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About our Biosphere

At the heart of the Sunshine Coast Biosphere is a community of shared values, working together to live, work, learn and play sustainably towards a future we are proud of.

The Sunshine Coast Biosphere was designated in June 2022, internationally recognised as a member of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation).

While a Biosphere Reserve is non-statutory, meaning there is no legal requirement to change the way we live or do business, we have a responsibility to work towards creating a legacy for future generations. 

Objectives (functions)

Map of our biosphere reserve

Situated in the sunning Sunshine Coast Local Government area, our biosphere reserve spans across the hinterland to the coast and out off the coast three nautical miles. Nestled within this beautiful landscape, our Biosphere encompasses diverse ecosystems.

Information and resources

Learn more about the global network of UNESCO biosphere reserves.