Independent and FREE - 2021 Best Online Publication

We have some great news to share: it’s our birthday!

Independent and FREE – 2021 Best Online Publication (Qld Country Press)

We have some great news to share: it’s our birthday!


We have some great news to share: Sunshine Coast News has turned one!

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‘I fell in love with the sound’: the gift that changed Sari’s life

An up-and-coming Sunrise Beach musician has revealed how a gift from her Dad changed her world forever. If you have not heard the name Sari More

Experience the magic of The Festive Garden

Elves, carollers and a forest of twinkling lights will delight visitors at a free Christmas experience at Tanawha. Sunshine Coast Council’s latest Christmas offering, The More

Local knowledge secures Mooloolaba property gem

When it comes to dry block house sales, Mooloolaba continues to charge ahead. The four-bedroom "move-in-and-live" house at 40 Brentwood Avenue in Mooloolaba was the More

We have achieved a tremendous milestone – and it’s all thanks to you!

In the blink of an eye, Sunshine Coast News has turned one.

It was November 26, 2020 when we launched the region’s first major FREE and independent digital news website:

We had a simple promise: to inform, connect and celebrate our community, and judging by the response from you, our readers, we have made a bold start.

SCN has quickly become the region’s most popular local news website with an audience in the tens of thousands and climbing daily.

With a modest team of experienced journalists, all well-connected to our community and passionate about being its “voice’’, we have delivered 3063 FREE articles.

In our first year, we were named Best Online Publication at the annual Queensland Country Press Awards and also won the inaugural Award for Excellence in Digital Innovation, which recognised innovation in online news coverage, presentation and audience engagement.

However, that’s enough “pumping up our own tyres’’, as an old footy coach used to caution against and there is much more work to be done.

As we hurtle into 2022, we would like to thank Coast readers for their support and keeping us informed of the inspirational people in our midst, events and happenings, and issues they want us to cover.

We would like to thank all our contributors, including our talented columnists and photographers, University of the Sunshine Coast student reporters, colleagues at sister publications My Weekly Preview, Salt Magazine and Your Time and advertisers for being part of this unique start-up media project.

If you have not signed up to our FREE daily news feed, please do so as it will help us deliver even more local news. Go to Subscribe at the top of the page.

Those who are already avid followers, feel free to forward your Daily News Feeds to friends and family, or share links to stories you think will be of interest to them.

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Thank you again for your support and stay tuned for more great news.


Why the region’s junior lifesavers are so excited

Sunshine Coast lifesaving officials and competitors are savouring their big win at the Queensland Inter-branch championships. The region's representative team proved once again they are More

New inquiry to target social media giants and trolls

Social media giants will be forced to explain what steps they're taking to keep people safe on their platforms as part of a new More

Boost for international students and our economy

The University of the Sunshine Coast has applauded Federal Government announcements that should support students and Australia's economic recovery. The Government announced a package of More