SCENE - Sunshine Coast Events Network
  • Last updated:
  • 14 May 2017

Council supports all types of events being held on the Sunshine Coast through various programs and services, including the SCENE program.

SCENE's program vision is to ensure the Sunshine Coast has a connected, capable and creative community events industry.

Being connected through the Event Suppliers Directory - organisers can search and find relevant event industry suppliers and venues based on the Sunshine Coast.

Event organisers and suppliers are encouraged to subscribe to receive the e-newsletter to stay up to date with event related announcements.

Making our community capable to deliver safe, sustainable and successful events by offering free and low cost educational workshops and information sessions for community event organisers interested in event trends, up-skilling and understanding council funding and permit processes for events.

Being creative in event programming, ensuring community event organisers can connect and promote local artists – from creative producers, artists, street performers, musicians and theatre.

Event Venue  Topic/Theme Status
Friday, 24 March. 9-11am

Maroochydore Library

SCENE - Introduction to Events - planning events, permits, grants


Tuesday, 4 April. 7-9am

Oaks Oasis, Caloundra

Online Analytics  - Google Analytics and Search Engine Marketing

Wednesday, 10 May. 9am - 4 pm

Lake Kawana Community Centre

Event BootCamp - Presented by SCENE in partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast and DR Tourism.

Join the morning session to learn the skills required to stage and promote a successful event. Hear from industry leaders and an exciting line up of guest speakers who will share their knowledge and experience.

The afternoon session offers tourism operators and event organisers the opportunity to learn how to create packages surrounding events. Attendees will have the opportunity to work with fellow tourism and event operators to create packages surrounding upcoming events. 

View detailed event agenda.

Wednesday, 10 May. 4pm-7pm

Lake Kawana Community Centre

SCENE Events Expo

Promoting local event industry suppliers and the latest event products and services available to event organisers. FREE to attend, lucky-door prize giveaways, food samples available and a cash-bar operational for the duration of the event.

Presented in partnership with Visit Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast University and TAFE East Coast.


Wednesday, 24 May

Surfair Beach Hotel, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola

Digital Sunshine Coast - Distribution Strategies to Grow Profit

Gain a renewed understanding of how to grow your business by selecting and optimising the best channels that your most profitable customers favour.

Topics covered include:

  • Working with partners – the benefits and costs
  • Introduction to the distribution system
  • Developing a distribution strategy
  • Pricing and yield for profitability
  • Contracting know-how
  • Developing strong commercial partnerships
  • How to select the best booking technology for your business
  • Your website as a channel and strategies to drive direct business 
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Tuesday, 6 June. 4-6pm

Nambour Library

SCENE - Introduction to Events - planning events, permits, grants

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Wednesday, 7 June

Surfair Beach Hotel, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola

Digital Sunshine Coast - Content Marketing

Develop a clear definition of your target customer and brainstorm the types of content and channels that are going to get you the most cut-through with your target market.

Topics covered include:

  • What is content marketing, what’s trending and how to make it work for your business
  • Search engine optimisation explained
  • Creating content to drive search results for your business
  • Linking your digital marketing activities to your business goals
  • Identifying your target markets and their needs
  • Getting organised with content
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Wednesday, 21 June

Surfair Beach Hotel, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola

Digital Sunshine Coast - Social Media for Business

Gain an understanding of the role and importance of social media for your business and learn how to set up and manage relevant social media platforms, optimise your efforts and how to measure your success.

Topics covered include:

  • How to get benefit from social media for your business
  • Content marketing – the key to social media success
  • Online reputation – what your customers are saying about you and how to turn that into a positive for your business
  • Facebook for Business - essential knowledge to use the world’s biggest social media platform effectively
  • How businesses are using Instagram and Snapchat
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Thursday, 5 October

SCENE – Safety and security


Wednesday, 18 October. 9-11am

Calounrda Library

SCENE - Introduction to Events - planning events, permits, grants

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Thursday, 7 December

SCENE - End of year event showcase


More information will be released on each workshop.

Past workshops

You can access information on past topics, speakers and slides.

How to get involved with scene

  • Subscribe to the e-newsletter to receive scene updates, more information on upcoming events and other industry tips and tricks. Email – type ‘subscribe scene’ in the subject line.
  • Showcase an event specific product, talent or service at one of the events.
  • Send through ideas, suggestions or feedback on topics you’d like covered.



Community kit

This kit contains a number of practical event resource and template documents including (but not limited to):

  • Budget
  • Communication / marketing plan
  • Event brief
  • Event application / permit information
  • Event checklists
  • Grants
  • Organisational structures
  • Risk assessment
  • Sponsorship

To access these and other documents, email

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