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

Noosa Oyster Ecosystem Project

There will be Oyster Reef information update at the Kin Kin Market on Sunday the 7th of May.

Cooroy Fusion Festival

ENJOY the spirit of the Noosa Hinterland with a FREE family fun day Saturday, 4th September, 2021.

Noosa Festival of Water 2021

Noosa Festival of Water is back in 2021 at the Noosa Botanic Gardens on Sunday 13th June 2021.

Biosphere Visionaries 2050

Featuring local young QLD Biosphere Ambassadors during recent climate change and sustainability events.


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

River Clean Up Kicks Off Noosa Biosphere Day Celebrations

A joint Noosa River Clean Up will kick off festivities at the Noosa Biosphere Day community event on 2 October.

Noosa Biosphere Day 2017 a celebration of 10 years

Due to unforeseen severe storm activity this event was cancelled and will be rescheduled to late 2018. Date to be advised.

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.

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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