Arts and heritage levy

Initiatives that preserve, promote and celebrate the Sunshine Coast's heritage.

Arts and heritage levy

Sunshine Coast residents pay an arts and heritage levy of $18.00 per annum. The levy is charged per household and is included in the rates payment.

The heritage levy, at $14 per household:

  • aims to document, research, conserve, protect, promote and provide access to those tangible and intangible items, places, facilities and events that define the stories, history and values of the people, communities and culture of the Sunshine Coast
  • will be used to achieve the 5 key heritage outcome areas and goals, as identified in the Sunshine Coast Heritage Plan 2021-2031.

The arts levy, at $4 per household:

  • aims to develop local artists and local content, grow local participation and audiences, and embed art and creativity into the identity and experience of the Sunshine Coast
  • will be used to achieve the goals within the Sunshine Coast Creative Arts Plan 2023-2038.
Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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