Picture Sunshine Coast

Picture Sunshine Coast is a collection of over 26,000 historical photographs

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

Picture Sunshine Coast is a database of over 26,000 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.


Search the Picture Sunshine Coast collection.


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.


Email: Heritage Library Supervisor

Telephone: (07) 5475 8989 and ask for the Heritage Library.

Mail: Heritage Library Supervisor

Sunshine Coast Libraries

Locked Bag 72

Sunshine Coast Mail Centre QLD 4560

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. Some material may contain terms that reflect authors’ views, or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded, but may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not necessarily the views of Sunshine Coast Libraries. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

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 Supervisor.

Type of PurchaseCost
Provision of digital image - commercial use$44.10
Provision of digital image - private use$20