Birtinya, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Coordinates 26°44′35″S 153°07′08″E / 26.743°S 153.119°E / -26.743; 153.119Coordinates: 26°44′35″S 153°07′08″E / 26.743°S 153.119°E / -26.743; 153.119
Population 314 (2011)[1]
 • Density 125.6/km2 (325/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4575
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
State electorate(s) Kawana
Federal Division(s) Fisher
Suburbs around Birtinya:
Warana Warana Warana
Meridan Plains Birtinya Bokarina
Currimundi Currimundi Wurtulla

Birtinya is a suburb of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] It is located within the Kawana Waters urban centre. It contains the locality of Kawana Forest. In the 2011 census, Birtinya had a population of 314 people.[1]


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


Birtinya is built around Lake Kawana, which includes a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) buoyed course for flat water competitions.[3]

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.[4] The centre was officially opened on 5 November 2005 by City of Caloundra mayor Don Aldous.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Birtinya (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Birtinya (entry 47163)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lake Kawana". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "About the venue". Lake Kawana Community Centre. Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Lake Kawana community centre opening". My Sunshine Coast Life. Retrieved 21 April 2014. 

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