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Welcome to Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc.

Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc came into existence in 1963 as the first ‘country’ branch. The founder of this Caloundra Branch, as it was originally known, was Kathleen McArthur, one of the four founders of WPSQ, who lived in Caloundra. Rampant development along the coastal strip (and its attendant destruction of wildlife habitat) has always been a major concern for the branch, which plays an active role in lobbying for the conservation and preservation of the natural environment.

Our major project, Faunawatch, a community-based fauna monitoring initiative with expert scientific input, has a strong relationship with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council and receives substantial funding from Council’s Community Partnerships Program.

Our members participate in regular weeding and planting activities at a conservation reserve on the coast, and develop their bird, animal and insect identifying skills on regular Faunawatch outings.

We are a member of Stockland’s Aura Community Advisory Group, providing wildlife information to this large development south of Caloundra.

Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc is also a member of other local environment, landcare and community groups, liaising with them on common issues.

Meeting information

Day/Date: on the third Wednesday of the month (not December)
Time: 1.00pm
Where: Caloundra Power Boat Club, 2 Lamerough Parade, Golden Beach


Regular Faunawatch activities

See the Faunawatch page for details of upcoming activities and refer to Faunawatch Newsletter below.

Upcoming activities

The Aura Environment Day scheduled for 15 May is postponed to Sunday 17 July 2022. More details will be available closer to the time.

Previous 2021 activities

June Community and Aviation Forum: 1 June 2021

Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc Branch presented on the social significance of honouring Isabel Jordan in the naming of the Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve in 2008 by Caloundra City Council, and the Reserve’s high environmental status and
values at the Community and Aviation Forum in June 2021.

Download the presentation here: Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve

Pumicestone Passage Convergence 2021: Tuesday, 17 February

Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc Branch presented on the history of community environmental groups at the Pumicestone Passage Convergence in February 2021.

Read the paper here: Whip-skew and other Acronyms


Conservation News (bi-monthly)

2022 editions:

2019-2021 editions:

Faunawatch Newsletter


Contact details

Wildlife Qld Sunshine Coast and Hinterland Inc
ABN 97 767 979 103
PO Box 275, Caloundra, QLD 4551

A group of Wildflower Festival walkers in Ben Bennett Bushland Park, Caloundra, near a 400-year-old Tallowwood tree. © Wildlife Qld Sunshine Coast & Hinterland Inc.

A close-up of a Patersonia sericea at Isabel Jordan Bushland Reserve, Caloundra. © Sieghilde Krenn

Contact us today to get involved with our branch and support Wildlife Queensland in your local area.

Written by Wildlifeqld