Living in Queensland - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Living in Queensland

USC campuses are located in the Australian state of Queensland^.

  • USC's main campus, USC Sunshine Coast, is located on the Sunshine Coast and offers a large range of degree programs.
  • USC SouthBank is located in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.
  • USC Fraser Coast and USC Gympie are located north of the Sunshine Coast, in Hervey Bay and Gympie.
  • USC Caboolture is located in Caboolture, between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Refer to the different campuses below to find out more about their location, and living in these regions.

International students can only study programs which are CRICOS registered at the location of study. Refer to the program page of the program you would like to study for more information.

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USC Sunshine Coast

USC's main campus, USC Sunshine Coast, is located in the heart of the Sunshine Coast at Sippy Downs.

The campus is around 90kms north of Queensland's capital city Brisbane.

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USC Sunshine Coast is the only full‐service university campus on the Sunshine Coast with teaching and learning facilities that include immersive educational environments, interactive learning technology and hands‐on simulation labs. Onsite facilities also include USC’s award‐winning library and art gallery, as well as shops, cafes and a sporting precinct.

USC study hubs USC Noosa, Sunshine Coast Health Institute and the Thompson Institute are also located on the Sunshine Coast.

USC SouthBank
USC SouthBank

USC SouthBank is located near Brisbane’s cultural precinct, South Bank Parklands, and operates out of facilities providing a safe and state-of-the-art learning environment, approximately 70 minutes’ drive south of the University’s Sunshine Coast campus.

Brisbane is Queensland's capital city, located in South East Queensland, with a population of around 2.3 million people.

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Caboolture Learning Hub
USC Caboolture

USC Caboolture offers a hands-on campus experience halfway between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast.
The campus includes collaborative learning spaces, interactive technologies, computer labs, student common rooms, sporting facilities, a campus library, and the Health Learning and Simulation Centre, where nursing students build practical skills and work with industry-standard equipment in a simulated hospital environment.

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USC Fraser Coast and USC Gympie 

USC Fraser Coast is located in Hervey Bay, approximately 2.5 hours north of the Sunshine Coast campus. The campus is located in the central business district, a short walk from local shops and cafes and a few minutes’ drive to calm, bayside beaches.

USC Gympie is located 60 mins north of the USC Sunshine Coast campus at Sippy Downs. Facilities include a 75-seat reading theatre, tutorial rooms, a computer lab, interactive learning technology, study areas and computer access for students

Information about living at one of USC's other study locations can be accessed through the local government webpages for the Fraser Coast or Gympie

Aerial view of Moreton Bay campus. Artist impression only (courtesy of Hassell Architects)
USC Moreton Bay

USC Moreton Bay campus recently opened in February 2020, and is built on the site of the former Petrie Paper Mill, right next to the Petrie train station.

USC Moreton Bay is the first full-service university campus ever built in the region, delivering more education opportunities for local students. USC Moreton Bay’s facility has everything you’d expect from a world-class university – all conveniently located within three levels under one roof.

USC Moreton Bay also includes the largest end-of-trip facilities of any USC campus, so more people can walk, run, or ride to the university precinct.

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