New Residents

Welcome to new residents

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Frank Wilkie, Noosa Mayor

Located at the northern tip of the Sunshine Coast region, we are a community of just over 58,000 residents, spread across 872.1 square kilometres.

This is Kabi Kabi / Gubbi Gubbi country, and we are spoilt for choice when it comes to natural attractions, including some of the world’s best beaches, mountain-capped rural vistas and picturesque lakes and waterways.

Our long history of environmental protection has helped shape the Noosa we all know and love today. More than 42% of Noosa Shire is either national park, reserve or conservation land.

In 2007 Noosa Shire became Queensland’s first UNESCO Biosphere, recognising our community’s commitment, over many decades, to evolve in a way that respects the natural environment.

Noosa Council is proud to serve our community. We operate a range of community services and facilities to support our residents. Some of these include:

Noosa Libraries – our library service – includes two libraries, a mobile library and two self-serve BookShelf kiosks.

Noosa Aquatic Centre, known as ‘The NAC’, offers 25 and 50 metre pools, plus leisure pools and a gym.

From fitness classes to stadium sports, Noosa Leisure Centre has an abundance of sport and recreation opportunities for both children and adults.

The J is our shire’s arts and entertainment hub, playing host to all sorts of live entertainment, with a large auditorium suitable for theatre, music, dance, film, conventions, dinners and award nights.

Noosa Regional Gallery – established in 1981 and located on the ground floor of Council’s Pelican Street chambers at Tewantin – presents a diverse program of contemporary exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists.

Be sure to check out our Living Well Noosa program for free and low-cost access to a wide range of free activities to improve your physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing - no matter your age or ability. Activities include yoga, tai chi, aqua aerobics, and there are even programs tailored specifically to young people and seniors.

Not surprisingly, we enjoy a thriving tourism industry, but our economy is expanding and includes a burgeoning tech space, as more start-ups and digital businesses harness the lifestyle benefits our shire offers.

With this in mind, our Peregian Digital Hub is focused on growing Noosa’s digital sector and developing young tech talent. The Hub’s talent development programs are among its biggest successes, and today the Hub provides a base for more than 100 skilled technologists.

Noosa is home to almost 8000 small businesses, and some 26,000+ jobs.

All of this combined helps to make Noosa Shire one of the most liveable places in Australia!

Again, welcome to Noosa. To help ensure your move to our shire is a smooth one, we’ve put together the below check list to assist you.

Should you need us, there are a host of ways to get in touch with Council. Check out the contact us page for details.

Best wishes,
Frank Wilkie
Noosa Mayor


Checklist for New Residents