Nambour State College

Three reasons to choose us

  1. ​​​A safe, supportive environment that provides a full range of learning pathways and welcoming of all cultures and backgrounds
  2. A highly ranked college delivering excellent academic outcomes and opportunities for success
  3. English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support provided in all curriculum areas
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Principal's welcome

​Welcome to Nambour State College, located between the subtropical Blackall Ranges of the hinterland and the majestic golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Our students experience a vibrant 24/7 learning hub that embraces technology and global connectivity. We have a strong, proud tradition of academic excellence, with former Prime Minister Mr Kevin Rudd being a past student. Our students are global influencers, creating the future and making their mark on our world.

The College is a friendly, warm and welcoming place for international students and our dedicated support team of highly skilled, caring people are excellent mentors.

We inspire students to reach their full potential, exceed their expectations as a learner and reach their career goals. The College offers high quality education for a diverse range of learners, in a safe environment. We will support you to excel in your chosen pathway, nurturing independence, compassion, innovation and global citizenship.

School overview

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Year school established

School website

At Nambour State College, we are located in the beautiful green valleys of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland at the foot of the magnificent Blackall Range, and also close to beaches.

Our college was established in 1936 as a high school and we have welcomed primary students since 2016.

Choose from our extensive range of academic programs as well as a wide choice of sports and extracurricular activities at our large and well-resourced junior and senior campuses.

Our on-campus school farm supports our agricultural science program, and we also offer vocational subjects such as business, hospitality, rural operations, and visual and performing arts.

Our experienced staff ensure you are supported in our safe and welcoming multicultural environment to reach your full potential and we have an English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EAL/D) support program to help with your studies.

EQI programs offered

High School
Primary School
Regional Study Abroad

Special programs

  • Accelerated studies for gifted students to work in higher year programs
  • Leadership programs (Years 4–12)
  • Volleyball Excellence program
  • Academy of Creative Arts (NACA)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Maths (STEAM) programs (Years Prep–12) – including robotics coding
  • Agricultural science (Years 7–12)
  • Working school farm including dairy and miniature horse program, sheep and poultry
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate programs:
    • Certificate II Conservation and Ecosystem Management
    • Certificate II Furniture Making Pathways
    • Certificate II Hospitality
    • Certificate II Music
    • Certificate III Dance (Years 11–12)
    • Certificate III Visual Arts
  • EAL/D support (intensive English program)

Extracurricular activities

  • After school study program, homework club and tutoring
  • School dance and music performances
  • Instrumental music – strings, woodwind and percussion
  • Public speaking and inter-school debating
  • Inter-school sports competitions
  • Academic competitions
  • Community projects, Rotary Interact Club, Lions Youth of the Year
  • School camps, leadership camp and excursions​

School facilities

  • Junior and senior campuses
  • Science laboratories
  • Technology centre
  • Performing arts hall and auditorium
  • Industrial technology and design facilities and professional kitchens
  • Farm and agricultural facilities
  • Sports courts – tennis, basketball and volleyball
  • Sports grounds – soccer, rugby and athletics
  • Gym and swimming pool
  • International study area for independent learning
  • Student learning centre
  • Coffee shop and canteen

Tertiary pathways

  • ​HeadStart program with University of Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland University


  • ​Japanese (Years 5–12)

Homestay and accommodation

By living with an Australian host family international students become part of the local community and have a fantastic opportunity to practise their English in a safe and caring home environment.

Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities.

Read more about homestay and accommodation options.

Holiday adventure programs

Holiday adventure programs are an exciting and safe way for students to travel and sightsee during school holidays.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified teachers and staff to ensure student safety.

Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.

Contact details


The information and data in this webpage is subject to change without notice. Before submitting your application, if you are interested in:

  • a particular subject, sport, program or extracurricular activity offered by an EQI school; or
  • particular school facilities;

please contact EQI or the school directly to confirm it will be offered and/or available in the year you intend to study.

Last updated 29 May 2023