Many families are attracted to Buderim by the range of high quality educational facilities. These include excellent primary and secondary schools, both state and private. Schools within the electorate are – Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Mountain Creek State Primary and High Schools, Buderim Mountain State School, The Kuluin School, Immanuel Lutheran College and Sunshine Coast Grammar School.
The rapidly-growing University of the Sunshine Coast is located just outside the Buderim electorate.
Volunteer community groups are plentiful within the electorate. The Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA) plays a leading role in the local community, with over 70 affiliated organisations ranging from schools to churches, sporting groups and residents’ associations. The BWMCA runs the local community information centre from the Old Post Office in the heart of Buderim. The Buderim War Memorial Hall, also operated by the BWMCA, is in constant demand for theatre, music and other community events.
Other community groups active in the electorate are residents’ associations (including the Glenfields/Waterbury Park Community Association, Mons Progress Association, Rainforest Sanctuary Residents’ Association and Diddillibah Community Hall and Progress Association), Neighbourhood Watch, Probus, Lions and Rotary.
There is a wide range of sporting facilities available in the electorate, including golf, lawn bowls, croquet, tennis, hockey, soccer, cricket and football. Recreational clubs offer something for everyone, from square dancing to chess, gem and fossicking, billiards and snooker and a variety of arts and craft organisations.