Our Noosa Biosphere is an important part of the lives of all residents and visitors to this region.

Check out this short video that highlights all the beautiful features of our Biosphere.

So, what is a Biosphere?

It is an area comprised of terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems in which the local community has managed to combine both conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.

The Noosa region is a special place because of its beautiful, natural environment, and because of its community – who have worked to protect and maintain it. It is recognised globally for its rich biodiversity.

The Noosa biosphere was recognised by UNESCO in 2007 under the Man and the Biosphere program. One of 14 biospheres in Australia, and one of only 600 biospheres worldwide.

Join Us

The NCBA is working with the community to make our biosphere a celebration of our people, our places, our future.


What makes Our Biosphere special?


Protected Land


Of All Australian Bird Species

Species of Plants

Species of Native Fauna

Distinct Ecosystems

Our Partners & Supporters

Biosphere Visionaries 2050

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gluBA5GqTOQ&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0XQO7sJ0MpcSXRjEOEH7numyxWInWk79X_B1ie26rA2r_s5M_ZKVCSVP4 Be Spirited by Nature Media in association with Noosa Community Biosphere Association presents Biosphere Visionaries 2050...


A unique celebration of: Our people. Our places. Our future. 9.00am - 10.00pm Saturday, 16 November 2019 9.00am - 2.00pm Sunday, 17 November 2019 Kin Kin township, QLD Want to book a stall? Call 0419 000 145

A story about Alby the turtle and her Mother

Alby has a lot of stories to share with the people of the Noosa biosphere and she hopes her stories will travel far and wide, just like she did.

Saving Energy in Your Home – A room by room guide

Your electricity costs do not need to be high and all it takes is some changes to the way you use electricity.

Our Special Bio Reserve Status May Protect Us

Noosa is one of only 14 internationally recognised Biosphere reserves in Australia, and one of only 669 such places across 120 different countries to have this recognition.

A Q&A on Our Biosphere with John Horn

People in the Noosa Shire often ask “What is a Biosphere”? The answer can be completely shortened to one word : “US”.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation – Projects

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve works to enhance the environment; realise the shire’s economic potential; and engage the community.

Cash for Containers – scheme to clean up Noosa

NCBA has supported the move to a container deposit scheme involving itself with allies in campaigns and rallies on local beaches.

Koalas in Our Biosphere Need Protection

Through habitat destruction and disease, our iconic national symbol for both Australia and Queensland is seriously under threat due to wild dogs and motor traffic.

USC – Dog Detection Program

The University of the Sunshine Coast are training, testing and using detection dogs for a range of research and conservation activities including Koala detection.

Become a Volunteer

Would you like to find out more about volunteering on projects working to support Our Biosphere? There are many great ways you can contribute, we’re always looking for volunteers. Get in touch today!

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