Maroochydore is a coastal town and suburb of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2016 census the suburb recorded a population of 16,800. The town was subdivided from the Cotton Tree reserve by Surveyor Thomas O'Connor in 1903. The land was acquired from William Pettigrew who had a timber depot at what is now Wharf Street. Its name comes from the Aboriginal indigenous Yuggera language word 'Muru-kutchi', meaning red-bill and referring to the black swan, which is commonly seen in the area. Maroochydore is a major commercial area of the Sunshine Coast with most shopping precincts located in the central business district. It is home to the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre and the Sunshine Coast's major bus interchange for TransLink services operated by Sunbus. Maroochydore is also a venue of major surf sport carnivals, and is a popular holiday point from which to travel the rest of Queensland.

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Around Maroochydore QLD 4558

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Maroochydore Beach

Adolph Blanck Park

Maroochydore Rotary park

Cotton Tree Beach

Pierce Park

Cotton Tree Pier

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Northcliffe Apartments

Argyle on the Park

M1 Resort

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Community Services  

Sunshine Coast Airport Visitor Information Centre Mudjimba QLD
Friendship Drive,

Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Currie Street,

Maroochydore Police Station QLD
13 Cornmeal Parade,

Maroochydore Library - Sunshine Coast Libraries - QLD
44 Sixth Avenue,

Maroochydore Swimming Club QLD

Location Information 

  • Population: 16800
  • State electorate(s): Maroochydore
  • Federal Division(s): Fairfax
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

Travel To  

Mooloolaba QLD 4557 (4.6 km, 11 mins)
Noosa Heads QLD 4567 (40.6 km, 39 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Maroochydore QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s. acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.