Sunshine Coast Council has the essentials covered over the Christmas/New Year break.
Sunshine Coast Council Libraries are open normal operating hours throughout the school holidays with thousands of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs available for you to borrow. However, they will be closed on all the public holidays. Council libraries are also closed on Sundays.
The Sunshine Coast Mobile Library service will not operate from Monday, December 25 to Monday, January 1. The service will recommence on Tuesday, January 2.
Another great location to visit these holidays is the Caloundra Regional Gallery in Omrah Avenue which is open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday and Sunday. The gallery will be closed on the public holidays.
If you are looking for an enjoyable outing with family and friends over the Christmas break, the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden at Tanawha is a must and will be open daily from 7am to 6pm. The Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre will be closed on the public holidays. Mary Cairncross Rainforest Discovery Centre will be open every day except December 25.
Council’s household waste and recycling collection services will continue as normal, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Please note, council’s waste disposal and resource recovery facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, but will trade as normal on all other days.
The Sippy Creek Animal Pound at Tanawha will be open 8.15am - 6pm from Wednesday, December 27 to Friday, December 29 and 9am - noon on Saturday, December 30. The pound will be closed on the public holidays.
Contact council by phone of via one of its three service counters at Caloundra, Nambour and Maroochydore which are all open normal operating hours. However they will be closed on all public holidays.
Don’t forget MyCouncil mycouncil.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au allows you to do business with council online at your convenience.
For council emergencies, please call 07 5475 7272 outside of normal business hours.
Disaster Management has all necessary arrangements in place to monitor and activate if required.
Council’s Disaster Hub disaster.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au provides helpful information in being prepared for and informed during a disaster event.
Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas and New Year!