Message from the CEO of Tourism and Events Queensland

Leanne Coddington Chief Executive Officer Tourism and Events Queensland
Leanne Coddington, CEO, Tourism and Events Queensland

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast to celebrate the 10th anniversary of NetFest – an event which brings thousands of netballers to Queensland to enjoy our beautiful state.

In this most challenging year, it is especially pleasing to be able to welcome so many visitors to the region, where event organisers have worked hard to ensure a COVID Safe environment for competitors, their families and spectators.

Queensland has become the home of netball this year and has hosted NetFest, the country’s biggest netball festival, for the past ten years since inception.

As well as fast-paced and healthy competition on the courts, there is a wide range of events and fun off the court, including the All-Stars match, family fun day and opportunity to mix and celebrate with professional athletes.

Tourism and Events Queensland is proud to support this event which is a feature on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, showcasing the best events in the best destinations.

Very best of luck to all competitors, and I hope you also find time during your visit to explore the Sunshine Coast and the diverse range of tourism experiences on offer – from the spectacular coastline and beaches, the stunning hospitality of the hinterland, amazing local produce and relaxed beach lifestyle.


Visit Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast is a proud partner of 2020 NetFest and delighted to welcome all athletes and their families to the beautiful Sunshine Coast.

Enviably positioned between Brisbane and Fraser Island, the region is a stunning haven abounding in wonders of nature, beachside culture, fresh local food, bucket list experiences and world class events just waiting to be explored.

From the majestic Glass House Mountains to Noosa and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, the Sunshine Coast includes more than 100 kilometres of pristine sandy beaches, surrounded by the quiet beauty of coastal and hinterland villages.

Accommodation on the Sunshine Coast is renowned around the world for its superb quality, winning locations and incredible variety.  If you wish to stay close to the NetFest hub there is a variety of accommodation options in Mooloolaba and Maroochydore beachfronts. Alternatively, there is a wide selection of accommodation from camping to five star luxury, view our Sunshine Coast deals here.

The region has an attractive year-round climate and is also rapidly emerging as one of Australia’s favourite culinary destinations. Visit the Sunshine Coast and discover the many sub-regions that make it unique.

While here on the Sunshine Coast choose from a vast array of family-friendly activities, or simply put your feet up and relax. 



Sunshine Coast Mayoral Welcome 

Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson
Sunshine Coast Mayor - Mark Jamieson

I would like to extend a warm welcome to competitors and spectators joining us on our beautiful Sunshine Coast for the 2020 NetFest event. 

Our healthy, smart, creative region has long been regarded as one of Australia’s leading destinations to host sporting events and we’re delighted to see this event come to life after such a tumultuous year. 

We are very proud of our 2019 Suncorp Super Netball finalists the Sunshine Coast Lightning and we are delighted to have the chance to welcome the hundreds of NetFest competitors, and their friends and families, for this four-day celebration of netball. 

While you are on the Sunshine Coast, we hope you take the time to explore our region while you are here and sample some of the many diverse experiences and adventures we have to offer.  I encourage you to share your images of the Coast on social media during your stay, using #sunshinecoast and #netfest. 

To all competitors, I wish you the best of luck and I look forward to seeing you back here on our Sunshine Coast in the future.