Peregian Beach, Queensland
|Population||3,531 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,009/km2 (2,610/sq mi)|
|Area||3.5 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Location||12 km (7 mi) S of Noosa Heads|
|Federal Division(s)||Wide Bay|
Peregian Beach is a small seaside town on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, at the southernmost point of the Noosa region in the local government area of Shire of Noosa. (Between 2008 and 2013 the Peregian Beach & Noosa Region was within Sunshine Coast Region). In the 2011 census, Peregian Beach had a population of 3,531 people.
During World War 2, Peregian Beach ,Sunshine Beach and surrounding areas were used for artillery training. Current residents occasionally discover artillery shells and unexploded ordnance on their land. On making such discoveries, residents should call the police who will arrange for inspection and, if required, safe disposal.
Peregian Beach within the Sunshine Coast Region comprises continual residential development along the eastern coastal strip of sandy beaches. The David Low Way passes north to south through this area. Development to the west is constrained by Noosa National Park.
Peregian Beach within the Shire of Noosa is further west, bounded on the north by Lake Weyba and to the east by Noosa National Park and Murdering Creek. Its south-western boundary roughly follows Emu Mountain Road. This area is only sparsely settled.
There is a village style shopping precinct and a Surf Club, Bowls Club, and recently built Hotel. The local skate park is popular amongst skaters in the region, but can be prone to short periods of flash flooding in the wet season.
The town of Peregian has recently been given an upgrade, with a new shopping precinct including several new restaurants, a medical centre, and assorted shops. Several other shops have recently been renovated.
Peregian Originals is a popular community event held on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the park beside the Surf Club showcasing original live music. Peregian Markets is a popular community event held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month in the park on the beachside of the Surf Club which helps raise money for the local club.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peregian Beach (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 26 June 2014.
- Noosa Shire Historical Cultural Heritage - Marcus & Peregian Beach, July 2002 19 December 2006
- South East Queensland - Place Names 19 December 2006
- Joyce, Nikkii (27 Nov 2008). "Don't touch that bomb!". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 26 June 2014.