Sarina, Queensland

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Sarina is located in Queensland
Coordinates 21°25′S 149°13′E / 21.417°S 149.217°E / -21.417; 149.217Coordinates: 21°25′S 149°13′E / 21.417°S 149.217°E / -21.417; 149.217
Population 3,285 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4737
LGA(s) Mackay Regional Council
State electorate(s) Mirani
Federal Division(s) Dawson

Sarina /səˈrnə/[2] is a town in the Mackay Region, Queensland, Australia. It is 34 kilometres (21 mi) south of the city of Mackay, and approximately 300 kilometres (190 mi) north of the city of Rockhampton. At the 2006 census, Sarina had a population of 3,285.[1]

Sarina lies just inland of the coast on the Bruce Highway.

Industries include sugar cane growing and milling, cattle grazing and agriculture. It is a major supplier of ethanol through the CSR Limited distillery attached to CSR's Plane Creek sugar mill.[citation needed] Approximately 15 kilometres (9 mi) north is the biggest coal distribution terminal in the world.[citation needed]

A Big Cane Toad statue is situated in the town centre in honour of Sarina's cane farming history.[citation needed]

Proximity to the coast and mountains attracts tourists through this area. Recently[when?] tourism has grown in Sarina with Mackay being relatively close.

There is a state primary school as well as Sarina State High School.

Heritage listings[edit]

Sarina has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Sarina is home of the Sarina Crocodiles, a Rugby League club, producing Queensland players like Martin Bella, Dale Shearer, Kevin Campion and most recently dual international Wendell Sailor.[citation needed] There is also a rugby league ground.

Notable people from Sarina[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Sarina (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-05-05. 
  2. ^ Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  3. ^ "Sarina War Memorial (entry 16054)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 

External links[edit]

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