Birtinya, Queensland

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Kawana WatersQueensland
Apartment buildings on Lake Kawana at Birtinya.jpg
Apartment buildings on Lake Kawana, 2021
Birtinya is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°44′43″S 153°06′57″E / 26.7452°S 153.1158°E / -26.7452; 153.1158 (Birtinya (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 26°44′43″S 153°06′57″E / 26.7452°S 153.1158°E / -26.7452; 153.1158 (Birtinya (centre of suburb))
Population1,933 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density365/km2 (945/sq mi)
Area5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Kawana
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Birtinya:
Sippy Downs Warana Warana
Palmview Birtinya Bokarina
Meridan Plains Currimundi Wurtulla

Birtinya is a suburb of Kawana Waters in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Birtinya had a population of 1,933 people.[1]


It contains the neighbourhood of Kawana Forest.[citation needed]


The name Birtinya is reportedly an Aboriginal word meaning neighbouring proposed by the development company, Alfred Grant Pty Ltd, on 31 March 1960.[2]

Pacific Lutheran College opened on 26 September 2001; it is now within the boundaries of neighbouring Meridan Plains.[3]

In the 2011 census, Birtinya had a population of 314 people.[4]

In the 2016 census Birtinya had a population of 1,933 people.[1]


There are no schools in Birtinya. The nearest government primary and secondary school is Kawana Waters State College in neighbouring Bokarina to the east.[5]


Birtinya is built around Lake Kawana, which includes a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) buoyed course for flat water competitions.[6]

The Lake Kawana Community Centre located beside the lake on Sportsmans Drive (26°44′25″S 153°07′30″E / 26.74024°S 153.12492°E / -26.74024; 153.12492 (Lake Kawana Community Centre)) provides 15 spaces (halls and meeting rooms) together with commercial kitchen facilities and smaller kitchenettes for community events. It is operated by the Sunshine Coast Regional council.[7] The centre was officially opened on 5 November 2005 by City of Caloundra mayor Don Aldous.[8]

Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is located in Birtinya; it is a tertiary, teaching hospital servicing all parts of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie Region. SCUH saw its first patients on 21 March 2017 and was officially opened on 19 April 2017 by the Queensland Premier and Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services. SCUH opened with about 450 beds, with plans to grow to 738 beds by 2021. Services and capacity at SCUH will continue to develop over the coming years.[9]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Birtinya (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Birtinya – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49596)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Birtinya (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Lake Kawana". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "About the venue". Lake Kawana Community Centre. Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  8. ^ "Lake Kawana community centre opening". My Sunshine Coast Life. Archived from the original on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Sunshine Coast University Hospital". Queensland Health. Archived from the original on 21 January 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2020.

External links[edit]

  • "Birtinya". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland.