Networks and support

Find support through building your network

Build a network consisting of your local Chamber of Commerce, Industry Groups and the wider Sunshine Coast Business Community. These relationships can provide your business with support and offer unique opportunities. Collaborate with other businesses or seek advice and gain insight from their past experiences.

Chambers of Commerce and Industry Groups often provide a list of benefits to its members and extended communities. Benefits can include business events, programs, advocacy and more.

What to find

Chambers of Commerce

The Sunshine Coast is home to 14 Chambers of Commerce that provide a wide range of support. Connect with the Chamber in your area to learn how they can help you.

4556 Chamber of Commerce

4556 services businesses across Kunda Park, Forest Glen, Sippy Downs and Buderim. Connect with businesses in your region and attend their business events. Find out more here.

Business Chamber Queensland

Business Chamber Queensland provides member businesses with a range of services and advocacy efforts to help foster growth in the Queensland economy. Find out more here.

Business Yandina

Business Yandina promotes, develops and supports retail, commercial, industrial, professional services and tourism communities in Yandina. Find out more here.

Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

The Caloundra Chamber gives members access to services, information, events and education through a collaborative environment. Find out more here.

Coolum Business and Tourism

Coolum Business and Tourism members are a supportive community that shares experiences, expertise and knowledge in a collaborative environment. Find our more here.

Eumundi Chamber of Commerce

Members in the Eumundi Chamber actively engage in chamber activities and have access to a range of benefits including promotional activities, events, networks and more. Find out more here.

Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce

Glasshouse members have opportunities to build strong, collaborative business networks. The Chamber services a range of business areas including agribusiness, tourism, retail and more. Find out more here.

Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce

The Kawana Chamber consider themselves the ‘Fun and Wellbeing’ chamber. They promote small to medium sized businesses while building a better business community. Find out more here.

Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce

The Kenilworth Chamber has an overall vision to build an effective and supportive business community in the Kenilworth District. Find out more here.

Maleny Commerce

Maleny Commerce represents the Maleny district business community through advocacy and seeks to build prosperous relationships with their members. Find out more here.

Maroochydore Chamber of Commerce

Maroochydore Chamber fosters growth and success of their members through connectivity, advocacy, acumen and resilience. Find out more here.

Montville Chamber of Commerce

Montville Chamber aims to promote economic vitality and sustainability in Montville through relevant services and opportunities for business and community. Find out more here.

Mooloolaba Chamber of Commerce

Mooloolaba Chamber of Commerce represents the large network of businesses in the Mooloolaba area. They provide great support and events to their members. Find out more here.

Nambour Chamber of Commerce

Nambour Chamber supports the business community to create a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable future for Nambour. Find our more here.

Industry Groups

Cleantech Industries Sunshine Coast (CISC)

Cleantech Industries educates and encourages business practices and solutions that are clean, green and profitable. Find out more here.

Food & Agribusiness Network (FAN)

FAN represents members from the food value chain located across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Noosa, Moreton Bay and beyond. Find out more here.

Housing Industry Association Sunshine Coast (HIA)

HIA is a housing industry association that advocates for the sector and delivers services to its members. They ensure their members maintain high standards through commercial conduct. Find out more here.

Master Builders Queensland

Master Builders is a representative of building and construction in Queensland. They provide a voice for the industry and support members through services that build professionalism and quality. Find out more here.

Manufacturing Excellence Forum (MEF)

MEF is a local manufacturing industry group that supports, connects and links programs and organisations to help the manufacturing industry collaborate and grow. Find out more here.

Property Council of Australia

The Property Council of Australia is an advocacy group that supports the local property industry. Members of the group design, build and manage properties across Australia. Find our more here.

Regional Development Australia (RDA), Sunshine Coast 

RDA Sunshine Coast works with all levels of government, businesses and community groups to support the region’s development. The initiative engages with these groups to continue identifying opportunities for the region. Find out more here.

Silicon Coast

Silicon Coast is a representative body of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology on the Sunshine Coast. They facilitate connections, knowledge sharing and skills building. Find out more here.

Sunshine Coast Business Council

Sunshine Coast Business Council collaborates with government and industry to spur economic performance and innovation in the region and to advocate for development. Find out more here.

Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance (SCCA)

SCCA represents the creative arts industry on the Sunshine Coast. They deliver programs and services that support and develop artists and creative businesses in the region. Find out more here.

Sunshine Coast Screen Collective (SCSC)

SCSC is an industry body that fosters screen industry advancement through nurturing local talent and providing ongoing opportunities to connect, create and educate. Find out more here.

Sunshine Coast Tech Industry Alliance (SCTechIA)

SCTechIA collaborates with industries, education, all levels of government and the community to advise, educate and create the foundations for a successful digital economy. Find out more here.

Study Sunshine Coast (SSC) 

SSC showcases the outstanding education, lifestyle, work and career opportunities available to domestic and international students on the Sunshine Coast. Find out more here.

Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA)

Urban Development Institute of Australia advocates to all levels of government on behalf of the development industry. With over 4500 members, the group promotes the achievements and priorities of the industry. Find out more here.

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC)

VSC is a membership based, destination marketing organisation that promotes the region as a leisure and business event destination. Find out more here.

Additional support groups


AusIndustry partners with businesses in the next steps of business growth. They support businesses to innovate, grow and commercialise. Businesses may be eligible for support and their national outreach network is ready to start working with businesses now. Find out more here.

Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT)

DESBT supports Queensland’s future workforce by connecting all Queenslanders to learning opportunities through quality training, employment opportunities and by helping small businesses to start, grow and thrive.  Find out more here.

Department of State Development, infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Find programs and information that helps drive emerging industries in Queensland and build a strong and resilient economy. 

Find out more here. 

Migrant Work Ready

As the Sunshine Coast diversifies with more than 2000 new migrants moving here annually, local businesses have everything to gain by tapping into this growing workforce. When businesses employ a diverse workforce, it benefits the business, its employees and customers.  Find out more here.

Queensland Small Business Commissioner (QSBC)

QSBC supports and advocates for small businesses in Queensland. They provide small businesses with specified resources and connections to support networks. QSBC collaborate with business groups and all levels of government to provide advocate for small businesses. Find out more here.

Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS)

SBFCS provides small businesses with free financial and wellbeing coaching. Business can find useful resources or book an appointment with a business finance or business wellbeing counsellor. Find out more here.

Trade and Investment Queensland

Trade and investment Queensland helps local exporters reach international markets while showcasing the opportunities in the state to entice investment.

Find out more here.

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