The Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity

An International Cultural Network

In 1883, 140 years ago, Jules Verne and Louis Pasteur, along with other illustrious visionaries, designed the structure for the Alliance Française whose mission is to promote French language and culture around the world. Based upon the exchange of cultural and linguistic values, the Alliance Française still contributes to the gathering of thousands of women and men who hold those values and want to continue to do so. The Alliances Françaises are the only language schools with worldwide recognition and official accreditation by the government of France.

People who come to our classes are interested in what we share as well as our cultural differences. The Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast is part of the world's largest network of French language schools: more than 820 Alliances Françaises in 132 countries. Every year, from the African continent to Northern Europe, from Asia to Oceania, the Alliances Françaises welcome over 500 000 students.

On the Sunshine Coast since 2008

Founded in 2008, the Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast (AFSC) is a registered not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the French language and culture. The AFSC encourages and promotes active, open connections between people on the Sunshine Coast and French language and culture. It provides the means by which people can learn the French language and become engaged in the many different aspects of French culture including art, books, poetry, film, history, gastronomy, contemporary affairs, thoughts and ideas.


The AFSC is the perfect place to start learning French or develop your language skills at your own pace with a great variety of courses for all levels and all ages. Discover the many reasons why learning French with us is a unique experience. Our method of teaching emphasizes task-based learning with all instruction given in French with active student participation. It is based on realistic and interactive activities which will enable the students to effectively communicate in everyday situations.

The AFSC has three great locations: Mountain Creek, Nambour and Noosa Heads as well as a Skype/Zoom program.

The AFSC is reaching all the people throughout the region, including beginner students or fluent speakers, and gathering them through a wide range of affordable activities and services. It is also a cultural hub for all things related to French on the Sunshine Coast: social and cultural activities give you opportunities to practice French : movie screenings, wine tastings, cafe-conversations, etc...

We hope you will enjoy browsing our website but please speak to one of our committee members to truly understand our mission and what we have to offer you, with a French touch!


- Our President's report for 2022 - Click HERE
- La démarche-Qualité - Click HERE
- The AF Charter - Click HERE

Our mission

The Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting French language, culture, literature and history on the Sunshine Coast of Australia and to encourage French-Australian cultural exchange and friendship.

The Alliance Française de la Sunshine Coast provides the opportunity for friends of French language and culture to come together in a very welcoming, non-political and non-religious environment.

Our Committee

The AFSC committee is composed of enthusiastic local Francophiles happy to bring their skills and experience to offer a range of services and events to the Sunshine Coast community.

We also encourage volunteers to join us in order to help out at events.

If you are interested in becoming involved with your Alliance, please contact us.

Our Community

Our members make our Alliance great. We meet twice a month to celebrate the love for all things French : 1st Saturday of the month at the Loose Goose in Twin Waters. 3rd Saturday of the month at la Maison du Pâtissier at Meridan Plains.

We bring you the French Film Festival each year (April- June) and we celebrate La Galette des Rois, Bastille Day and le Beaujolais Nouveau throughout the year.

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