Cheapest & Most Expensive Suburbs for Rental on the Sunshine Coast in Australia

Cheapest & Most Expensive Suburbs for Rental on the Sunshine Coast in Australia

Here we are going to list the median weekly rents of most suburbs on the Sunshine Coast Australia between in 2019 based on data from RP Data

Median weekly rent on the Sunshine Coast start as low as $395 per week. Being the medium means you can secure rental properties on the  Sunshine Coast for even less than this. Interestingly the highest median rent is $823 per week. Of course you can pay considerably more than this too, however we are just analysing prices of median rentals on the Sunshine Coast per suburb. 

Most Cheap & Costly Price Suburbs to Rent on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

Cheapest Suburb to Rent on the Sunshine Coast is Landsborough


If you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal suburbs, The rental yield in this area is 4.6%, and you can rent a home for $395 per week in Landsborough. 

Landsborough is a quiet small town, making it perfect for anyone that wants a slower pace in life. 

Landsborough is located within the Glasshouse Mountains region. It’s fairly quick to travel into Caloundra or up the range to Maleny and Montville. This entire area has waterfalls, lakes, mountains, national parks, and a variety of attractions.   

The suburb is on the train line making fast access into Brisbane for work.  

At the time of writing the cheapest home to rent on the Sunshine Coast is a 1 bedroom until at 29 Kennedy Parade, Golden Beach, Qld 4551 for $245 PW

Whilst this flat is an older property, it is in a quiet complex of 4 & is neat, tidy and clean. Offering a kitchen with a small dining/study nook area, lounge room and bedroom. Bedroom has a built in robe and is north facing, with lots of natural light and warmth. You will enjoy a beautiful ocean breeze as Golden Beach is only a short stroll away. The bathroom has a full size bath & shower.


Golden Beach while not officially the cheapest suburb to rent on the Sunshine Coast base on median price. This unit for $245 PW is value. Golden beach is a special suburb that still has a charge from the 60’s. Its located to the very south of the Sunshine Coast making its the closes to Brisbane and on the Pumicestone Passage, which is a beautiful water way between the main land and Bribe Island. 

But if you want even cheaper Sunshine Coast rental , you can house share and rent a room. At the time of writing $145 PW week gets you 1 bedroom in an house share at 6 Flame Tree, Sippy Downs, Qld 4556 

Included in your rent is:

This is a share accommodation property, only 4 bedrooms and what is on offer is: sharing with 3 other house mates, fully furnished, share bathroom etc. 


Sippy Downs is popular because it’s where the Sunshine Coast University is, Chancellor State College with an excellent reputation. Its central to all of stew Sunshine Coast and closer to the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Most Expensive Places to Rent on The Sunshine Coast

1. Castaways Beach

The charming Castaways Beach is nestled between Sunrise Beach and Peregian Beach and is just 30 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport. It is famous for its relaxed and local vibe.

With a 3.40% rental yield of this suburb, you can rent a property in Castaways Beach by paying a medium rent of $823 per week. 

National parks and beaches border this beauty and friendly suburb. Because of its natural surroundings, the size of Castaways will always be the same. So, if you are looking for a small and welcoming place to live in, Castaways Beach might be a good option for you. 

You would be glad to know that all the homes in this area are just a short walk from the beach. Another great thing is that the electrical cabling is underground, so there will be no unsightly overhead wires. 

Also, the suburb has easy access to necessary amenities, including shopping centres, and the restaurants of Hasting Street in Noosa. Yes, just 2 minutes, and you can reach the trendy scenes of  Peregian, Noosa, or Coolum.  

Castaways Beach has scenic hiking trails and is home to koalas and kangaroos, and the surf spot is popular with local surfers for its easy access and consistent and good quality waves.

It is a very isolated beach that is part of its tranquil charm. Its golden sands are supported by the bush, national parks, and certain residential dwellings. There is no esplanade, cafes, or fast food within walking distance, so make sure to carry your picnic supplies from the nearby villages of Peregian Beach or Sunrise Beach if you plan to make it a day. When you are on castaway beach you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. 

2. Mons

This might be a surprise to many. Not to me.  I used to own a property in Mons, which you can see here. Mons is a tiny suburb directly behind Buderim. In fact many people that live in Mons would just tell people they live in Buderim to stop any confusion. 

Most properties in Mons are small acreages, which creates privacy, space and a very green leafy environment to enjoy.

With 3.90% in rental yield, Mons is a good investment. The 2018 – 2019 medium rent in Mons is $775 per week. Which is interesting because the property we owned we used to rent for $800 per week. 

When I lived in Mons we loved the convenience of being minutes to Buderim, minutes to the Bruce Hwy, 10 minutes to Maroocydore and 15 minutes to Monville. We’d often have breakfast in Montville and lunch at the beach.

It’s very close to quality schools like Sunshine Coast Grammar, Suncoast Christian College where my kids attended, Montessori, even Siena Catholic College and Matthew Flinders Anglican College are not too far away.

If you are looking for a small acreage living in a central location this would be the smart pick. You can’t go wrong.

While Woolworths Buderim is the closest main supermarket, Coles North Buderim is almost completed and this too will be very handy for anyone living in Mons. 

Mons is 15 minutes to the airport, 15 minutes to Nambour hospital, 10 minutes to Sunshine Coast University and 20 Minutes to the new Hospital. 

At the time of writing the most expensive property to rent on the Sunshine Coast is $2,000 per week at 512/61 Noosa Springs Drive, Noosa Heads, Qld 4567. Smart, Classy and Sophisticated – best describes this immaculate four bedroom, 4 bathroom luxurious living home.

List of Cheapest and Most Expensive Suburbs in The Sunshine Coast 
1. Landsborough $395
2. Nambour $400
3. Beerwah$420
4. Cooran $420
5. Mapleton $420
6. Yandina $420
7. Glass House Mountains$420
8. Flaxton $423
9. Burnside $423
10. Eudlo $425
11. Sunrise Beach $430
12. Maleny $440
13. Caloundra $445
14. Battery Hill $450
15. Coes Creek $450
16. Pacific Paradise $450
17. Golden Beach $455
18. Mooloolah Valley $465
19. Pomona $455
20. Cooroibah $458
21. Caloundra West $460
22. Meridan Plains $460
23. Palmwoods $465
24. Marcoola $470
25. Cooroy $470
26. Cootharaba $470
27. Currimundi $470
28. Woombye $470
29. Kuluin $475
30. Tewantin$477
31. Lake Macdonald $488
32. Diddillibah$485
33. Coolum Beach $490
34. Bli Bli $490
35. Wurtulla $490
36. Warana$490
37. Dicky Beach $495
38. Sippy Downs$495
39. Aroona $495
40. Little Mountain $500
41. Mount Coolum $500
42. Peachester $510
43. Mudjimba$510
44. Bokarina $513
45. Mountain Creek $520
46. Maroochydore $520
47. Peregian Springs $520
48. Kings Beach $530
49. Moffat Beach $530
50. Shelly Beach $530
51. Forest Glen $530
52. Buderim$540
53. Birtinya $550
54. Black Mountain $550
55. Buddina $550
56. Ninderry $550
57. Peregian Beach $550
58. Sunshine Beach$555
59. Pelican Waters $560
60. Glenview $560
61. Maroochy River$560
62. Eumundi $570
63. Yaroomba $570
64. Marcus Beach$580
65. Mooloolaba $580
66. Parrearra $580
67. Noosaville$593
68. Doonan$600
69. Alexandra Headland $600
70. Noosa Heads$650
71. Montville$675
72. Minyama$690
73. Twin Waters $710
74. Mons $775
75. Castaways Beach $823
List of Suburbs Sorted by Rental Yield 
1. Sunshine Beach 2.70%
2. Noosa Heads 3.10%
3. Noosaville 3.30%
4. Buddina 3.40%
5. Castaways Beach 3.40%
6. Marcus Beach3.40%
7. Minyama 3.40%
8. Shelly Beach3.50%
9. Sunrise Beach3.50%
10. Alexandra Headland 3.60%
11. Mooloolaba 3.60%
12. Peregian Beach3.60%
13. Doonan 3.70%
14. Diddillibah 3.80%
15. Moffat Beach3.80%
16. Mons 3.90%
17. Bokarina 4.00%
18. Maroochy River 4.00%
19. Pelican Waters 4.00%
20. Twin Waters 4.00%
21. Yaroomba 4.00%
22. Dicky Beach 4.00%
23. Battery Hill 4.10%
24. Coolum Beach 4.10%
25. Eumundi 4.10%
26. Glenview 4.10%
27. Kings Beach 4.10%
28. Mudjimba 4.10%
29. Warana 4.10%
30. Eudlo 4.20%
31. Flaxton 4.20%
32. Golden Beach 4.20%
33. Maleny 4.20%
34. Marcoola 4.30%
35. Montville 4.30%
36. Caloundra 4.30%
37. Cootharaba 4.30%
38. Mapleton 4.30%
39. Maroochydore 4.30%
40. Parrearra 4.30%
41. Peachester 4.30%
42. Wurtulla 4.30%
43. Mount Coolum 4.40%
44. Buderim 4.40%
45. Lake Macdonald 4.40%
46. Forest Glen 4.50%
47. Cooroibah4.50%
48. Ninderry 4.50%
49. Peregian Springs 4.50%
50. Black Mountain 4.60%
51. Mooloolah Valley4.60%
52. Landsborough 4.60%
53. Tewantin4.60%
54. Birtinya 4.70%
55. Cooroy 4.70%
56. Little Mountain 4.70%
57. Woombye 4.70%
58. Yandina 4.70%
59. Aroona 4.80%
60. Palmwoods 4.80%
61. Bli Bli 4.80%
62. Glass House Mountains4.80%
63. Pomona 4.80%
64. Cooran 4.90%
65. Currimundi 4.90%
66. Mountain Creek 4.90%
67. Beerwah 4.90%
68. Meridan Plains 5.10%
69. Pacific Paradise 5.10%
70. Burnside 5.20%
71. Caloundra West 5.20%
72. Sippy Downs 5.20%
73. Kuluin 5.30%
74. Coes Creek 5.40%
75. Nambour 5.40%


If you are thinking about moving to the Sunshine Coast, renting is a solid option. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which suburbs are for you . You need to base this on a comfortable budget, lifestyle, work commitments and access to education if you have children. But really you can’t go wrong. The entire Sunshine Coast is close to everything and driving from suburb to suburb is still fairly easy. Jump on or to see what’s on offer.


TIP: We seem to tenant our properties fast, so my advice is to email us and will will and you to our VIP list so you hear about what’s coming but before anyone else.

Investors can’t go wrong either. Balancing rental yield, capital gains and vacancy rates. You can read my article here about some very exciting things happening on the Sunshine Coast in the coming years. 


Other articles that you may find helpful are:

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Preparing Your Investment Property to be Tenanted

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