Where we live and work - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Where we live and work

USCs flagship campus is located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s prime tourist destinations as well as a great place to live, offering a relaxed lifestyle centred around pristine white-sand beaches, stunning hinterland and subtropical forests and plenty of sunshine. The area also boasts diverse cafes, restaurants and entertainment venues as well as local markets and residents who enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle.

campus and kangaroos

Beach access
Southbank Ferris wheel at night
Campus life

USC campuses are lively, diverse places with plenty of activities and events. Whether it’s live music, market days, expos, or just a regular day, USC offers a great environment in which to work.

USC Sunshine Coast

The buildings at the Sunshine Coast campus have received numerous awards for planning, architecture and construction. All buildings on campus focus on environmentally sustainable design with strategies for passive lighting and natural ventilation to minimise the use of non-renewable energy.

The campus offers many outdoor spaces that students and staff share with the kangaroos and other wildlife that also call USC Sunshine Coast home.

The campus offers onsite facilities including:

  • Art gallery with free admission
  • Cafes
  • Child care centre
  • Shuttle bus linking the campus with local areas
  • Sports precinct including a state of the art sports stadium with indoor courts, Olympic-standard heated swimming pool, gym, international standard athletics track and outdoor courts and playing fields.

USC is also home to the Sunshine Coast’s first professional sporting team - The Sunshine Coast Lightning netball team as well as the Australian Cycling Academy.

USC Moreton Bay

2020 saw the opening of USC Moreton Bay, Australia's newest university campus built on a former paper mill site at Petrie, 22km North of Brisbane. The campus will form part of The Mill, a civic, cultural and business precinct planned by Moreton Bay Regional Council.

USC Fraser Coast

USC Fraser Coast is located in the central business district of beautiful Hervey Bay. Hervey Bay is known as the whale watching capital of the world - you can get up close to the magnificent humpback whales as they come out to play. It is also the gateway to the stunning, world heritage listed Fraser Island.

USC Gympie

USC Gympie is based in the historical township of Gympie with its many heritage listed buildings and surrounded by a region great for camping, canoeing, four-wheel driving and horse riding.

USC SouthBank

USC SouthBank is located in the South Bank Parklands, Brisbane’s premier lifestyle and cultural precinct on the southern banks of the Brisbane River. Set in 17 hectares of lush parklands, South Bank is a major attraction of Brisbane with world-class eateries, stunning river views and riverside promenades, a man-made beach and lagoon and a cultural centre including a museum, performing arts centre and art galleries.

USC Caboolture

Located half-way between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, Caboolture offers a diverse lifestyle, with downtown Brisbane being under one hour away, but also as the gateway to the Sunshine Coast, it offers close proximity to sandy beaches, mountain scenery and the stunning natural beauty of Bribie Island and it's marine sanctuary.

Other locations

USC also has teaching and research facilities, including:

  • K'gari Research and Learning Centre
  • Thompson Institute
  • Sunshine Coast Health Institute
  • USC Clinical Trials

Find out more about our campus locations.