Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials offers a single point of contact to world class clinical trials facilities and expertise within the Sunshine Coast.

Regional profile

The Sunshine Coast region contains 8% of Queensland’s population. By 2026 this population is expected to grow to over 500,000 with the highest growth (54%) being in the 65-74 years age bracket. Major causes of disease for this group include coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, depression and cancer. Furthermore musculoskeletal disease and mental disorders are higher here than in the average Australian population.

Our clinical trials advantage

Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials has extensive networks to leading researchers, public and private and hospitals and G.P. centres.

With dedicated staff, a growing patient population and access to modern purpose-built healthcare facilities at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, SCCT can offer high quality research within an innovative environment, leading the way in improved clinical trial processes. The Sunshine Coast is becoming a highly attractive region for research and clinical trial activity both within Australia and more broadly across the Asia Pacific and globally.


Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials accesses the new Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) which is geographically located within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service region. This new facility brings the latest technology in hybrid theatres, nuclear medicine and imaging, as well as automated medication management to the region.

The SCHHS is partner in the Sunshine Coast Health Institute (www.schi.com.au) which is co-located with SCUH and is a dedicated education, training and research facility contributing to the SCUH’s vision of providing excellent care through collaboration, enquiry and education.

Other SCHI partners include The University of Sunshine Coast, Griffiths University Medical School and TAFE Queensland.

With Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials’ high quality clinicians, researchers, health professionals and trials management staff, sponsors are provided with access to extend Australia’s presence globally.  With our growing regional population, engaging with the SCCT as part of your strategy can provide recruitment solutions in what is now a highly competitive market for research.

Contact us to discuss your next clinical trial.

Sunshine Coast University Hospital

Last updated August 28, 2018