Birtinya, Queensland

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Kawana WatersQueensland
Birtinya is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°44′35″S 153°07′08″E / 26.74306°S 153.11889°E / -26.74306; 153.11889Coordinates: 26°44′35″S 153°07′08″E / 26.74306°S 153.11889°E / -26.74306; 153.11889
Population1,933 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density773/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Area2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
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]


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]

In the 2011 census, Birtinya had a population of 314 people.[3]


Birtinya is built around Lake Kawana, which includes a 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) buoyed course for flat water competitions.[4]

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.[5] The centre was officially opened on 5 November 2005 by City of Caloundra mayor Don Aldous.[6]

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.[7]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Birtinya (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Birtinya (entry 47163)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Birtinya (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 January 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Lake Kawana". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  5. ^ "About the venue". Lake Kawana Community Centre. Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Lake Kawana community centre opening". My Sunshine Coast Life. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Sunshine Coast University Hospital". Queensland Health. Retrieved 18 February 2020.

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