Sunshine Coast is a peri-urban region and the third maximum populated area inside the Australian state of Queensland. Located 100 km north of the country capital Brisbane in South East Queensland at the Pacific Ocean coastline, its city area spans about 60 km of shoreline and hinterland from Pelican Waters to Tewantin. The expected urban population of Sunshine Coast as at June 2015 was 302,122, making it the 9th maximum populous inside the country.
The location turned into first settled via Europeans inside the 19th century with improvement progressing slowly till tourism became an critical enterprise. The region has numerous coastal hubs at Caloundra, Kawana Waters, Maroochydore and Noosa Heads. Nambour and Maleny have developed as number one industrial centres for the hinterland, even though Maleny falls out of doors the city place described by using the ABS.
The Sunshine Coast, as a term acknowledged by most Australians, is the district defined in 1967 as "the vicinity contained inside the Shires of Landsborough, Maroochy and Noosa, but aside from Bribie Island". Its use is frequently colloquial however. Since 2014, the Sunshine Coast district has been cut up into neighborhood government areas, the Sunshine Coast Region and the Shire of Noosa, which administer the southern and northern components of the Sunshine Coast respectively.