Located just off the highway, Sippy Downs in a rapidly developing region of the northern Sunshine Coast. Home to the University of the Sunshine Coast (the largest tertiary campus in the region), Sippy Downs has been earmarked to become one of the area’s most significant technology hubs.

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Median apartment price
Median apartment rental value
$330 per week
Median house price
Median house rental value
$480 per week
Bus, cycle paths

Things we love…

  • Sippy Downs is perfect for students as it’s so close to the University of the Sunshine Coast.
  • From Sippy Downs, the future Maroochydore CBD is only 10km away.
  • There are several luxury apartment developments currently underway in the area due for completion in 2019.

But remember that…

  • Sippy Downs is at least 10-minutes drive away from the beach.
  • Because of the proximity to the university, street parking on a lot of neighbouring streets is difficult.

Location & Transport

Situated just off the Sunshine Motorway, Sippy Downs is located towards the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. Brisbane is just over an hour away, and Noosa is 50 minutes in the other direction.

To the east of Sippy Downs is Mooloolah River National Park, where you will find many walking tracks that lead you through pristine woodlands and open forests. The Maloolah River runs through this national park.

Other attractions in the area include the Aussie World theme park, Bellingham Maze, and Kawana Shoppingworld which can all be accessed within around 10 minutes from Sippy Downs.

One Tree apartments Exterior
One Tree Exterior (Render by Habitat Development Group)


Sippy Downs is comprised primarily of young professionals, with 60% of the suburb’s demographic made up by DINKs (double income, no kids). The average age of the population is between 20 and 39, with over 45% of the suburb renting. This means rental demand is very high, and Sippy Downs has an incredibly low rental vacancy rate of just 0.5%, making the area a dream for investors.

For those who live in the region, Sippy Downs provides a good base for work in retail, health care or construction, and these three occupations make up over a third of the population in the area.

The new Sippy Downs Town Centre provides a large Coles for all your grocery needs as well as a number of local restaurants and eateries. Just 10-minutes away, The Esplanade at Mooloolaba has a thriving cafe scene with a myriad of options for delicious indulgences as well as some retail therapy at local boutiques.

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There are a number of local schools in the Sippy Downs area. For those who prefer public state schools, Chancellor State College takes students from prep to Year 12 and is located off Sippy Downs Drive. Siena Catholic Primary School and High School are also in Sippy Downs, with the campus also located on Sippy Downs Drive.

Sippy Downs is the best place for university students to live on the Sunshine Coast as it’s home to the University of the Sunshine Coast campus. This university recently underwent an $81 million expansion and is set to be home to more than 20,000 students by the year 2020.


There are several apartment developments in Sippy Downs at the moment, including One Tree, Botanica and Forest Edge, all on High Street. These three developments are all currently under construction and are being developed by Habitat Development Group.

In the wider Sunshine Coast area, one of the major projects that will completely alter the region is the development of the Maroochydore CBD. Read more about the development here. 

Maroochydore City Centre. Render by SunCentral.
Maroochydore City Centre. Render by SunCentral.

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