Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast has over 2000 not for profit organisation and community groups across many distinct communities.

Our current work focus is on strengthening relationships and capacity at board and committee level and providing pathways for boards and committees to support each other. This work is a program of the Sunshine Coast Community Cooperative.

If you are on the Sunshine Coast and you want to find out more, or get involved, please contact Mark on 0414 519 047 or email

For a little bit of history  click here to find out more about the Sunshine Coast Forum  held in March 2013 to learn about the beginnings of this group.

The Sunshine Coast Council continues to demonstrate support for our initiatives by providing a partnership grant and engaging us to continue our work with boards. Thank you Sunshine Coast Council!


Our Sunshine Coast Coalition of Community Boards committee are:

Lyndall Hulme: Mapleton Community Library

Ian Hope: Morris House Neighbourhood Centre

Athena Lathorous: University of the Sunshine Coast

Bea Rogan: Caloundra Community Centre

Carolyn Nolan: Caloundra Community Centre

Tim Burns: Sunshine Coast Council

Helen Wilson: Multicultural Communities Council GC. 

Our key partners are listed below.

Nambour Community CentreNambour Community Centre
Main contact: Mark Wischnat
5441 4724
Nambour Community Centre works with community members (individuals, families & groups) to assist in establishing & strengthening their formal & informal sources of support and collaboration within the community.
North Shore Community CentreNorth Shore Community Centre
Key Contact: Richard Dennis - President

Our vision is to reduce social isolation for individuals and groups by offering a positive and empowering environment where members can connect and contribute creatively with inspiring possibilities. We aim to revitalise our existing community, celebrating diversity with compassion and respect.
Morris House Neighbourhood CentreMorris House Neighbourhood Centre
Key Contact: Ian Hope

Morris House aims to increase participation in Landsborough and the surrounding communities, by bringing people together to respond to social issues. We are dedicated to providing caring, accessible and professional services that meet the needs of people in the community.
Sunshine Coast Access Advisory NetworkSunshine Coast Access Advisory Network
Key Contact: Kay Mclean

Our Vision is for a community that has equitable and consistent access to opportunities, experiences and the built environment for all citizens; a community that utilises technology, enhances quality of life and empowers all citizens with a disability.
Volunteering Sunshine CoastVolunteering Sunshine Coast
Key Contact: Cheryl Harris

Volunteering Sunshine Coast (VSC) is an independent not-for-profit organisation committed to building the local community sector on the Sunshine Coast, providing services to an area extending from south of Gympie to the north of Caboolture and west to Kilcoy.

We have over 150 community organisations as members of VSC plus we also offer assistance to the broader volunteer community.