USC is a premier sporting destination with nationally-accredited facilities and support from leading health and sports scientists. High performance champions train side-by-side with beginners in a supportive sports community that drives excellence.
USC is a COVID Safe venue
Our priority is to ensure our USC students and staff, members, user groups and the wider USC community are COVID Safe. Necessary changes have been adopted to our venue operations including what we need you to do to before, during and after your sport or exercise session to help us keep everyone safe and healthy.
Please do not enter sporting facilities if:
- You have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 or is awaiting test results
- You have travelled to any known hotspots within the last 14 days
Stay at home if you feel unwell. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, get tested.
Maintain 1.5m physical distancing within the USC Sport facilities.
Practice healthy hygiene. Wash your hands regularly and cover your coughs and sneezes.
It is recommended that you download the Australian Government’s COVID Safe App.
Please arrive dressed and ready for your session and leave immediately after it is completed.
Bring your own drink bottle
If you are using our fitness facilities, you must bring a towel
Adhere to all venue and directional signage.
Contactless payments are preferred.
Our USC Sport staff have undergone relevant training in safety and hygiene practices as recommended by health agencies and industry guidelines.
The $24 million sports stadium is the only facility of its kind in the region. It is fully air-conditioned, seats 3,000 spectators with national standard facilities for netball, basketball, futsal, hockey and badminton.
USC Sunshine Coast has an Olympic-standard, 10-lane, 50-metre heated pool, a six-lane 25-metre pool, cold immersion and warm plunge pool and aquatic recovery equipment. The elite training ground is used year-round by recreational swimmers and Olympic and Paralympic champions.
Two fully-equipped indoor gyms offer the latest equipment including indoor and outdoor functional training zones. Classes and instruction caters to all fitness levels from high-performance athletes to beginner.
Multipurpose playing fields for Rugby Union, Rugby League, Football, Cricket and AFL training are available with lighting for night-time play.
Track and field
The IAAF-standard athletics track has eight and ten lane running tracks and equipment for hurdles, steeplechase, javelin, shot-put, discus, hammer-throw, high jump, long jump, triple jump, pole vault and disabled throw events.
USC has outdoor hard courts for tennis, basketball and netball. Night lighting is available for after-dark competition.
High performance sport
USC supports athletes and teams at the highest levels of sporting competition.
Our rising champions achieve their personal best in sport, competition and study, surrounded by the right expertise, people and facilities.
Emerging and world-class sport and exercise scientists use the latest technology and facilities to harness the power of human movement to impact fitness, performance and recovery.
Learn more about high performance sport at USC.
Strength and conditioning service
Injury prevention testing, athlete periodisation and programming, and strength and conditioning services.
Physical Performance Coaching
Physical performance coaches (PPC) use assessment and screening, individualised training and conditioning, required recovery and overall load management to help high performance athletes achieve their athletic potential.
Sunshine Coast Lightning
USC is proud part-owner of the Sunshine Coast’s first national sports team. The Sunshine Coast Lightning trains and plays home games at the USC Stadium.
Sunshine Coast Thunder
USC Thunder netball club provides a stepping for netballers looking to progress from grassroots to professional netball.
Australian Cycling Academy
ACA is an elite training academy taking an athlete-centric approach to high performance cycling coaching
USC's high performance swim team includes Olympic and Paralympic medallists. They train at the USC pool under Head Coach Chris Mooney.
Represent the USC Spartans UniSport Nationals and other intervarsity events.
Student sports teams
USC offers a range of student run sporting clubs and teams from elite to social level.
USC staff and students are invited to join in the free social sports program. Get fit, have fun and make new friends.
SUP champion claims USC’s top sports award12 November 2020
World champion stand up paddleboarder Brianna Orams has been named USC’s Sportsperson of the Year for 2020.
‘Virtual’ win motivates USC runner ahead of state championships3 September 2020
When 18-year-old USC student athlete Ben Tacey lines up at Ipswich this Saturday for the 8km race in the Queensland Athletics Cross Country Championships, he’ll be able to see and hear the competitors he hopes to beat.
Spartans to restart campaign for Tokyo glory15 May 2020
The USC Spartans will soon restart their Olympic and Paralympic campaigns, following the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions across Queensland this weekend.