Buddina, Queensland

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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Beach at Buddina, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.jpg
Beach at Buddina
Buddina is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°41′38″S 153°07′58″E / 26.6938°S 153.1327°E / -26.6938; 153.1327 (Buddina (centre of suburb))Coordinates: 26°41′38″S 153°07′58″E / 26.6938°S 153.1327°E / -26.6938; 153.1327 (Buddina (centre of suburb))
Population3,885 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,850/km2 (4,790/sq mi)
Area2.1 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Kawana
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Buddina:
Mooloolaba Coral Sea Coral Sea
Minyama Buddina Coral Sea
Parrearra Warana Coral Sea

Buddina /bəˈdnə/ is a coastal suburb of Kawana Waters in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census Buddina had a population of 3,885 people.[1]


Buddina includes the business district of the Kawana Waters urban centre.

The eastern half of Buddina fronts the Coral Sea with a long stretch of beaches, whilst the western half of the suburb is a canal neighbourhood.


The suburb was named by the Queensland Place Names Board on 1 September 1967. The name was proposed by the land developer Alfred Grant Pty Ltd. Buddina is an Aboriginal word meaning sunbeam.[2]

In 1977 a fatal shark attack was reported on Buddina Beach.[3]

Buddina State School opened on 30 January 1979.[4][5]

The Kawana Library opened in 1988 with a major refurbishment in 2016.[6]

In the 2016 census Buddina had a population of 3,885 people.[1]


In the 2016 Census, there were 3,885 people in Buddina. 77.7% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.1% and England 3.9%. 90.0% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 37.1%, Catholic 19.3% and Anglican 15.9%.[1]


Buddina State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls on the corner of Tumut Street and Iluka Avenue (26°42′08″S 153°07′59″E / 26.7021°S 153.1331°E / -26.7021; 153.1331 (Buddina State School)).[7][8] In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 748 students with 60 teachers (49 full-time equivalent) and 32 non-teaching staff (20 full-time equivalent).[9] It includes a special education program.[7]

There are no secondary schools in Buddina. The nearest government secondary schools are Mountain Creek State High School in Mountain Creek to the west and Kawana Waters State College in Bokarina to the south.[10]


A notable feature of Buddina is the Kawana Shoppingworld shopping centre, which is one of the largest shopping centres on the Sunshine Coast and features over 100 stores including Big W, Woolworths, Coles and Aldi.[citation needed]

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council operates the Kawana public library at 30 Nanyima Street.[11]


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Buddina (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Buddina – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48545)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ The Age 1/9/1977
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 16. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  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. ^ "Buddina State School". Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  9. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2018". Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 7 April 2021.
  11. ^ "Beerwah Library". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

External links[edit]

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