North Coast region


​​​​​​​The North Coast region stretches from Strathpine in Brisbane's north to Agnes Water, encompassing some of Queensland's most beautiful islands, captivating coastlines and natural hinterland areas. The more prominent communities in this region are:

  • Moreton Bay, (including Pine Rivers, Bribie Island, Kilcoy and Caboolture)
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gympie
  • Fraser Coast (Maryborough/Hervey Bay)
  • Bundaberg/Discovery Coast.

Queensland map with North Coast region highlighted. Bundaberg and Maryborough are included in this region.
North Coast region (JPG, 122​​KB)

North Coast schools at a glance

The North Coast region currently has:

  • 75,337 students***
  • 7,714 teachers**
  • 144 primary schools*
  • 26 secondary schools*
  • 10 P–10/12 schools*
  • 7 special schools*.

* As at September 2023.
** As at September 2023.
*** As at September 2023.

The region is considered a highly desirable location for teachers and their families because of its proximity to the capital city, major facilities and enviable lifestyle.

You can search our schools directory map for a list of the schools located in this region and their contact details.

Teaching and living in the region

The region boasts a consistently pleasant climate, affordable living and breathtaking scenery.

All areas have access to universities, airports and hospitals, and offer relaxed, family friendly lifestyles. Children can participate in a range of sports and outdoor activities in one of the best climates in the world.

We often see higher demand for teachers in the Kilcoy, Caboolture, Bribie Island, Bundaberg, Gin Gin, Rosedale, Hervey Bay, Maryborough and Childers areas. All these communities have affordable housing, so if it’s your dream to own your own home, the North Coast region can help make it a reality.

Professional development

There are a number of professional development programs that you have access to when you teach with us.​

Priority opportunities

There is significant development happening in the Moreton Bay area, increasing our need for more teachers. Moreton Bay is close to Brisbane City and the Sunshine Coast, and has major health, education and transport infrastructure nearby.

There are also opportunities arising across the year on Bribie Island in the Moreton Bay area and in the regional cities of Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.

Things to do

You can look forward to a mix of cultural and physical activities, dining and shopping experiences, and idyllic coastal and hinterland getaways. The region is close to Brisbane, so you can still attend major concerts and events!

Here are 10 ways to explore the North Coast region in your downtime.

  1. Shop local at Eumundi Markets, Australia's premier artisan market.
  2. Enjoy the sun and the surf at the Sunshine Coast's pristine beaches.
  3. Climb stunning mountains and explore quaint hinterland villages.
  4. Get active on a Sunshine Coast cycling route.
  5. See humpback whales up close in Hervey Bay.
  6. Enjoy gourmet delights on the Gympie Region Food Trail.
  7. Kick into 4-wheel drive along the Great Beach Drive to K’gari (formerly Fraser Island)​.
  8. Take in a live show at the Brolga Theatre in the town​ of Maryborough.
  9. Connect with rugged bushland and rainforest at Bellthorpe National Park.
  10. Visit the Southern Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Town of 1770 (the northernmost part of our region).

Apply to teach in North Coast region

If you'd like to teach in a Queensland state school, you’ll first need to submit an application for teacher employment. You can apply at any time.

To learn more about working in any part of the North Coast region, contact our North Coast team at

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Last updated 16 May 2024