Biodiversity is the variety of all life plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms.

The Sunshine Coast has rich biodiversity including native plants, animals and ecosystems. You can see this throughout our natural areas set within rural and urban landscapes.

Our subtropical climate and breadth of landforms support our plants and animals. The Sunshine Coast is home to 142 rare and threatened plant and animal species. For example, the koala and unique Buderim holly.

Our Land for Wildlife Program is the largest run by a local government in Queensland. It has more than 1100 private landowners managing wildlife habitat on their properties. This shows the community’s continued appreciation for our region’s natural assets.

You can experience our region’s biodiversity through a range of nature-based recreation activities.

Related Transformational Actions

Related Transformational Actions

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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