Coolum residents gathered for a tree planting ceremony on the Esplanade, Coolum, September 1933. Image credit: Picture Sunshine Coast.
Picture Sunshine Coast

Picture Sunshine Coast is a database of over 10,000 images that depict the history and development of the Sunshine Coast. They are an excellent source for local history research, school assignments and for people wanting to see how the Coast looked in the "old days". The images can be viewed and printed from the Sunshine Coast Libraries catalogue.


When using digitised images from the collection we ask that you acknowledge the source in the following way:

Image Credit: Picture Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast Council.

Search Picture Sunshine Coast.

Email: Heritage Library Coordinator
Telephone: (07) 5475 8989 and ask for the Heritage Library.
Mail: Heritage Library Coordinator
Sunshine Coast Libraries
Locked Bag 72
Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560

Indigenous Australians are advised that Picture Sunshine Coast may include images or names of people now deceased.

Use of Images

All images on the catalogue are copyrighted to Sunshine Coast Libraries. They may be used for the purpose of private study or research, but may not be duplicated, modified or used for any other purpose without the expressed written permission of the copyright holder. You can purchase digital images of the photographs by contacting the Heritage Library Coordinator.

Type of Purchase Cost
Provision of digital image - commercial use $42
Digital image provided on CD plus postage $11.50
Digital image provided on CD
Provision of digital image - private use $20