Welcome to your new home on our beautiful Sunshine Coast! We are glad you have chosen to live here.
Moving to another country can be difficult to start with. This web portal a provides information to help you settle and feel welcome.
Council is committed to recognise, respect, and embrace diverse cultures, and to strive to strengthen the resilience and prosperity of our multicultural communities.
The importance of creating an equitable and inclusive commuinty is recognised in the Sunshine Coast Community Strategy 2019-2041, which seeks to raise understanding and awareness of the value and opportunities a culturally diverse community brings.
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Take the time to listen to stories from other migrants living on the Sunshine Coast. They share their personal stories of their challenges and joys while settling into their new home
Living on the Sunshine Coast
Understand what you need to do as soon as you arrive and learn what has helped other new migrants
Employment and business
There are a range of services and support to help you get ready for work in Australia and find employment
Here you will find a range of community groups, events, activities and programs available to help you feel part of the community
Support and services
Find information on a range of support services and programs to assist you to settle in on the Sunshine Coast
Finding a home
Finding a home can be difficult and confusing. Find useful tips and links to help you find the right place to live
Education and schooling
The Sunshine Coast has a full range of high quality education and training facilities for both adults and children
Health and well-being
Find services, advice and assistance for maintaining your health, happiness and well-being
Driving and transport
Learn about your public transport options, buying a car and the road rules
Justice and the law
Find support services and advice to assist people who are having legal issues, or find a Justice of the Peace
Safety, disaster and emergencies
Understand how to keep safe and prepare for severe weather events and other emergencies
Translating and interpreting
Multicultural language services and guidelines