Caloundra is a community located to the south of the Sunshine Coast (South East Queensland). The area has no strict definition, but is bounded by Currimundi Creek, Mooloolah River, Beerwah State Forest, Bells Creek and the Pumicestone Channel. The central business district of the region is located on Bulcock Street, and maintains a number of retail shops and hospitality options.
The urbanised regions within Caloundra encompasses the following suburbs: Aroons, Battery Hill, Bells Creek, Caloundra, Caloundra West, Currimundi, Dicky Beach, Golden Beach, Kings Beach, Little Mountain, Meridan Plains, Pelican Waters and Shelly Beach. The roads within the Caloundra region are fairly easy to navigate, with a number of premium rental car options throughout the Sunshine Coast region. There are a number of bus routes available within the region which can be accessed through various stops and the Caloundra Bus Interchange.
There are a number of schooling options within Caloundra; catering for all ages, from kindergarten and preschool, to primary and high schools, through to tertiary education facilities. Across the Sunshine Coast region there is over eighty schools, both public and private. The University of the Sunshine Coast is located just twenty minutes from Caloundra.
Caloundra includes residential, commercial and industrial suburbs. It is a highly favoured location within Queensland real estate, with a diverse range of real estate options available (i.e. apartments, houses, units and acreage). Pelican Waters offers somewhat more exclusive homes in the Caloundra region, with many of the homes on the estuary (with jetty access).
Currently, the regional economy of the area maintains a strong dependence on small businesses. Around eighty five percent of all businesses employ less than five people, with the one hundred largest organisations in the region representing only one percent of the total businesses on the Sunshine Coast (yet forty-four percent of the turnover). Caloundra is a fast growing region, with a number of strong business opportunities. The top employment industries within the region include tourism, construction, health care, manufacturing and retail trade. Sunshine Coast Community Information Services offer comprehensive details on employment agencies based within the Caloundra region.
The current local council covering the Caloundra area is the Sunshine Coast Regional Council (has a Caloundra branch office). The Council has an easily accessible website that covers most of the expected topics, including: pets, parks, rubbish and rates.
If you’re looking for more information on the Caloundra community, head over to the Contact Us page and give us a call, or simply give the Caloundra Visitor Information Centre a call on 1800 700 899.