Bokarina, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Bokarina is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°44′20″S 153°07′46″E / 26.7388°S 153.1294°E / -26.7388; 153.1294 (Bokarina (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 26°44′20″S 153°07′46″E / 26.7388°S 153.1294°E / -26.7388; 153.1294 (Bokarina (centre of suburb))
Population1,351 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density795/km2 (2,060/sq mi)
Area1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Kawana
Federal Division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Bokarina:
Warana Warana Coral Sea
Birtinya Bokarina Coral Sea
Birtinya Wurtulla Coral Sea

Bokarina is a coastal suburb in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, located within the Kawana Waters urban centre.[2] In the 2016 census Bokarina had a population of 1,351 people.[1]


The name Bokarina was bestowed at the request of the land developer, Alfred Grant Pty Ltd, in the belief that the name was an Aboriginal expression indicating middle i.e. half-way along the Kawana Waters land-development scheme in 1969.[3]

In the early 1980s, Bokarina emerged as Bokarina Beach, with an initial subdivision between the foreshore reserve and the sports complex on Nicklin Way.[citation needed]

Kawana Waters State High School opened 28 January 1986. Bokarina State School opened on 27 January 1987. On 1 January 2006 the two schools was amalgamated to form Kawana - Bokarina State College, which was renamed on 3 March 2006 to become Kawana Waters State College.[4][5]

At the 2011 census Bokarina had a population of 1,235 people.[6]

In the 2016 census Bokarina had a population of 1,351 people.[1]


Kawana Waters State College is a government primary and secondary (Prep-12) school for boys and girls at 119 Sportsmans Parade (26°44′27″S 153°07′35″E / 26.7409°S 153.1264°E / -26.7409; 153.1264 (Kawana Waters State College)).[7][8] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 1614 students with 130 teachers (118 full-time equivalent) and 64 non-teaching staff (45 full-time equivalent).[9] It includes a special education program.[7]


In the 2011 census, Bokarina recorded a population of 1,235 people, 50.9% female and 49.1% male.

The median age of the Bokarina population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37.

81.8% of people living in Bokarina were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.1%, New Zealand 4.7%, Philippines 0.6%, Scotland 0.5%, Germany 0.5%.

93.9% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.6% German, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.3% Punjabi.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bokarina (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Bokarina – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 49597)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Bokarina (entry 47166)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Agency ID 10610, 25 April 2014". Queensland State Archives.
  6. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bokarina (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  7. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Kawana Waters State College". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.

External links[edit]

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