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Region booms as Australians move business to the Sunshine Coast

Living and working on the Sunshine Coast

Even before COVID-19 there was a shift in many Australian’s priorities as more individuals and businesses established a new framework on how best to live and work.

As people relocate outside the metropolitan centres in search of a better career and lifestyle opportunities the business investments also move. The term ‘regional renaissance’ has been coined to describe the recent boost in business migration as more Australians choose to relocate business from city to region.

Whether you’re considering a corporate headquarters relocation or looking for the best destination for a satellite office, there are so many reasons that now is a great time to relocate business to Sunshine Coast.

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The in-depth guide showcases Sunshine Coast’s multiple advantages for business and the numerous lifestyle factors that make it one of Australia’s most desirable places to live and work.

With a spotlight on the superb natural environment, positive communities, and high growth industries the guide is sure to make you want to move your business to Queensland.

Business owners thinking “I want to move my business to another state” will realise there are many benefits to moving office to Queensland and specifically to the Sunshine Coast.

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Financial benefits

Business owners benefit from the low cost of doing business in Queensland, compared with other states. When you move office to Queensland you can take advantage of:

  • The lowest basic flat payroll tax rate of any Australian state or territory,
  • The lowest average workers compensation premiums across Australia’s eastern states.

There is even more financial upside when you choose to relocate business to the Sunshine Coast. For example:

  • Commercial property is almost 50% lower than Brisbane CBD,
  • Industrial land prices 36% - 84% lower than east coast capital cities,
  • A number of grants and incentives.

Growing economy

The Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s fastest growing regions and has a strong economy supported by a diverse range of high-value industries including aviation, clean technology, education, health, retail, transport and property.

With $12.5 billion in infrastructure investment underway to support commercial, retail and residential growth there are many reasons to relocate corporate offices to the Sunshine Coast.

The region is home to a wide range of businesses which are leaders in their field.

Big brands like Youi and Gourmet Garden have chosen to establish headquarters on the Sunshine Coast, further evidence that it is the perfect place for a company HQ relocation.

Skilled workforce

Companies that relocate business to the Sunshine Coast can tap into the region’s highly skilled and educated workforce as well as the next wave of emerging innovators.

A strong focus on STEM across all levels of education will equip the emerging workforce with the knowledge and experience needed to compete in a global marketplace.

In addition to the award winning universities, there are more than 100 registered training organisations and 80 schools on the Sunshine Coast supporting 83,500 students.

A $300 million investment in education will support the growing demand for knowledge based services and accommodate the 30,000 additional students expected to enrol over the next three years.

Leading innovation

Technology based organisations looking to relocate business to Queensland will benefit from the innovative, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit that exists on the Sunshine Coast.

As a Top 7 Intelligent Community and award-winning Smart City the Sunshine Coast is a world recognised innovation hub.

The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast in Sippy Downs is a major information and networking base that allows technology and knowledge-based businesses to collaborate and learn.

It is also home to the International Broadband Submarine Cable, which delivers high speed data to the region and provides the fastest east coast connection to Asia. The investment reduced international communications costs for businesses and consumers.

Relocation support and incentives

For business owners who are thinking “I want to move my business to Queensland” but unsure where to start there are many specialists available to assist you with site selection and relocation advice.

There is a wealth of information available online, including local success stories, programs available to local business and the latest in local industry news.

When you decide to move office to QLD you can ask for connections with government bodies, access international market information. Additionally, the Sunshine Coast Council has information about the options for financial assistance that will help offset establishment costs when you relocate business to QLD.

Relocate business to Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast Council welcomes and supports the growth of local businesses and the establishment of new ones in the region.

To find out more please email invest@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au or call the Head of Trade and Investment on + 61 407 753 645.


Give your business a boost of Vitamin SC!

As more Australian city businesses look to the regions to establish, relocate or expand, the Sunshine Coast is firmly in the spotlight, with an attractive range of business benefits and lifestyle advantages.

Download the free Vitamin SC magazine and find inspiration as you consider the Sunshine Coast as a place to live, work and play.

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