Nambour State College

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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.

Three reasons to choose Nambour State College

  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

School Information

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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.

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Homestay* enables EQI students to truly experience Australia's famous lifestyle.

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. International students often develop lasting friendships with their homestay families.

  • Students have their own bedroom with study facilities, three meals a day, and access to transport to and from school, and to school activities
  • Host families are carefully selected from within the school community and undergo a police check as required by Queensland law

Standard Homestay fees have been set and these are listed on the EQI program fees page.

Read more about accommodation and welfare.

* Students enrolled in Primary School must live with a parent or close relative as defined by the Australian Immigration Regulations.

University or vocational pathways

  • ​Head Start program with University of Sunshine Coast and Central Queensland University

School facilities

  • Junior and senior campuses
  • Science laboratories
  • Technology centre
  • Performing arts hall and auditorium
  • High School / Regional Study Abroad High School
  • Industrial technology and design facilities and professional kitchens
  • Farm and agricultural facilities
  • Sports courts – tennis, basketball and volleyball
  • Sports grounds – soccer, rugby and athletics
  • ‘Thunderdome’ volleyball facility
  • Gym and swimming pool
  • International study room
  • Coffee shop
  • Wireless internet access

Extracurricular activities

  • After school study program, homework club and tutoring
  • School musicals and 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 trips – Italy, Japan and skiing
  • Cattle and horse showing at agricultural shows

Holiday adventure programs

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

There's an adventure to suit every taste - from visiting city landmarks and riding camels on an unforgettable Australian outback adventure, to exploring ancient rainforests and swimming with turtles off Queensland's pristine white sand beaches.

All holiday adventures are fully guided and escorted by qualified Queensland Government teachers and staff to ensure student safety. These programs are open to international students enrolled in an EQI high school and additional fees apply. Find out more about our holiday adventure programs.


  • ​Japanese and Italian (face to face) (Years 7 to 12)

Special programs

  •  Accelerated studies for gifted students to work in higher year programs
  • Leadership programs (Years 4–12)
  • Excellence Programs
  • Volleyball, Rugby and Tennis
  • Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths (STEAM) programs – Years Prep to 12 including robotics coding
  • Agricultural science (Years 7–12)
  • Working school farm including dairy and miniature horse program
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate programs
    • Cert II Rural Operations and Conservation and Land Management
    • Cert III Dance (Years 11–12)
    • Cert I and III Visual Art (Years 10–12)
  • Laptop program (Years 7–12)
  • EAL/D support (intensive English program)


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.

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Last updated 28 April 2022