About Sunshine Toyota
Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast
At Sunshine Toyota, we think of you as our guest, and endeavour to look after your every motoring need. We are all about delivering a “best in town” experience and our 85 team members are on hand to provide quality automotive products and services to you and our local community. Our message “I’m feelin’ good now” is a reflection of how we like to do business and how we like our guests and our team to feel.
Your local Toyota dealer on the Sunshine Coast
Since 2001, Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast has been a locally owned and operated family business dedicated to the motoring needs of the Sunshine Coast community. Dealer Principal, Darren Venning, has had a long association with Toyota both in Adelaide and on the Sunshine Coast and is committed to not only upholding the high quality standards Toyota sets, but also to fostering a guest-centric, community-minded culture in our business. He also encourages a fun environment for guests and our team alike!
Sunshine Toyota takes pride in giving back to the Sunshine Coast Community
We are committed to our community and take great pride in our many partnerships on the Sunshine Coast (for more info see below). We are proud sponsors of the Buderim Foundation, The Alex Surf Club and Wishlist and we regularly volunteer for these organisations. We participate in National School Tree Day with Talara Primary College and The Currimundi Special School and we sponsor the Sunshine Coast Grammar School Basketball team. At Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast, employees are encouraged to be active in community groups and our team’s interests range from fishing groups, fitness programs, coaching kids rugby, Oztag and volunteering for Surfing for the Disabled.
Sunshine Toyota and Kaizen
We are big believers in the continuous improvement of our business and have a Kaizen Committee dedicated to just this. Kaizen is the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices and efficiency. Our committee is made up of team members from different sectors of our company who meet regularly to discuss how to better our business. We love our team to be involved and they are encouraged to put forward ideas and rewards are given for any ideas implemented. One of the ideas that was put forward by a team member in 2016 was a process to alert our service guests if their registration was due for renewal, therefore ensuring our guests and their technicians were never driving an unregistered vehicle and running the risk of a fine. An idea that we are currently focussing on is finding ways to significantly reduce the amount of paper used in our business. Our Service Advisors have already switched from paper repair orders to tablets on our Service Driveway and we are excited to explore more options this year.
Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast
We would love to look after your motoring needs, so if it’s great deals and the best service you are after, we are the Sunshine Coast Toyota Dealership for you. If you are in the market for a brand new Toyota or a quality used car (we have the best used cars on the Sunshine Coast as they go through rigorous checks by our factory trained technicians before being approved for sale to our guests), a place to service your current Toyota vehicle or further enhance your Toyota with Genuine Toyota Accessories, please come and see us at one of our three locations. We have our Sales Showroom and Service Centre at Sunshine Toyota Currimundi, a Service Centre in Chancellor Village, Sippy Downs and our Pre-Delivery and Parts Centre in Warana. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Sunshine Toyota: Alliance Partner with Hospital Foundation Wishlist
Wishlist is a local not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds for the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Services. Sunshine Toyota has been a supporter of Wishlist for many years and in 2014 we strengthened that commitment by becoming an Alliance Partner.
Sunshine Toyota supports Wishlist in many ways including funding vehicles such as the Yaris used by the Extended Midwifery Service. In 2016, 2017 & 2018 we proudly took the naming-rights sponsorship for the Wishlist Melbourne Cup Charity Luncheon, a high-end race day event that has so far raised over $110,000 for hospital equipment. We also have a special deal in place for Hospital and Health Service employees where we donate $250 back to Wishlist for every vehicle they purchase.
Our team is proud of our Alliance Partnership with Wishlist and demonstrates this by volunteering for Wishlist fundraisers like Give Me 5 For Kids, Christmas Wrapping for Charity and the Wishlist Row For Cancer.
For more about the great work they do, check out Wishlist's website.
The Alex Surf Club
Living on the Sunshine Coast means having some of the best surf beaches in Australia on our doorstep. It also means that Surf Life Savers are a necessary part of life. Surf Life Saving is a community cause that Sunshine Toyota appreciates and values.
We have been proudly supporting the Alex Surf Club for over five years and during this time provided vehicles, equipment, sponsorship and signage that has assisted in making The Alex Surf Club and Sunshine Toyota synonymous with the Sunshine Coast.
The Alex Surf Club is a community-minded organisation whose values align with our own. We have hosted Easter Egg Hunts with the Surf Club and were overjoyed by the hundreds of children and their parents that came along for the fun.
We are delighted with our partnership with the Alex Surf Club and we are proud of their continued contributions to the greater Sunshine Coast community.
Sunshine Toyota is a proud supporter of The Buderim Foundation
August of 2015 saw Sunshine Toyota proudly become a major sponsor of local not-for-profit organisation, The Buderim Foundation. Now in its 11th year, the Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that aims to enrich and enhance the quality of life for the Buderim community by generating income from donations and bequests and providing grants for worthwhile community projects.
Last year over $60,000 in grants was presented to local groups, schools and individuals. The Foundation has also done a wonderful job establishing philanthropic programs at a number of schools in the area and Sunshine Toyota is enthusiastic to assist in growing these programs further.
The Buderim Foundation has recently set up a Youth Sub Fund and has provided over $70,000 in its Youth Philanthropy Projects as well as community grants specifically for youth-oriented projects, not to mention over $100,000 channelled into the school community in the form of school vouchers. We see this sponsorship of the Buderim Foundation as an exciting way to involve the whole team at Sunshine Toyota in strengthening the community and supporting the next generation of Sunshine Coast leaders.
Find out more about this unique organisation by heading to the Buderim Foundation website.
Sunshine Toyota & Sunshine Coast Grammar School
Sunshine Toyota takes great pride in supporting the future leaders of the Sunshine Coast and has had a long and proud association with Sunshine Coast Grammar School. By sponsoring the school’s basketball teams Sunshine Toyota has contributed to developing opportunities for young people in sport on the coast.
Through the relationship built on these sponsorships, Grammar Helping Hands approached Sunshine Toyota to assist with the development of their Encouraging Futures Project. It was with great pride that Sunshine Toyota supported three lots of Grammar students in their journey to Maliana, Timor L’este, to further develop the educational resources for this remote underdeveloped community. Sunshine Toyota was keen to support this endeavour, as it not only provides learning experiences that promote social awareness and self-confidence but it engages students with the broader community.
Mets on Kings
In 2019 Sunshine Toyota proudly partnered with Mets on Kings, the Caloundra Surf Club which has been keeping Kings Beach swimmers safe since 1933. Originally named the Metropolitan Life Saving Club, the club patrolled Ocean Beach on Bribie Island until they made the move to Kings and the name was updated to the Metropolitan-Caloundra Life Saving Club. Sitting over the picturesque saltwater pool at the northern end of Kings Beach, the club is the perfect place to take in the beautiful views while enjoying the selections from the delicious restaurant and bar menus.
Living on the Sunshine Coast means regularly being in or near the water and for that reason, we have the utmost respect for our lifesavers and the clubs that support them. As part of our partnership of Mets on Kings we power the club Courtesy Bus which gets members home safely every day- look out for it cruising around Caloundra! To check out what is going on at the club, head over to the Mets on Kings website.
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce
At Sunshine Toyota, we place importance on strengthening the community and take great pride in our membership with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce is the largest chamber in Queensland and aims to represent, support and connect their ever-growing members' group with each other and the broader community. Caloundra Chamber of Commerce's vision is to establish Caloundra as the most dynamic, welcoming and connected business hub in regional Queensland.
In 2019 Sunshine Toyota is proudly partnering with the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce to support the Chamber in continuously hosting and connecting the local community. The Caloundra Chamber of Commerce hosts four different markets throughout the Caloundra region each month. Sunshine Toyota is pleased to assist the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce in running these outstanding events by supplying them with a HiLux workmate Ute to allow them to carry all equipment needed to host such successful markets. To keep up to date with all of the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce events head over to the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce website.