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Warana, Queensland

Coordinates: 26°43′12″S 153°07′53″E / 26.72°S 153.1313°E / -26.72; 153.1313 (Warana (centre of suburb))
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Kawana WatersQueensland
Palkana Park, 2021
Warana is located in Queensland
Coordinates26°43′12″S 153°07′53″E / 26.72°S 153.1313°E / -26.72; 153.1313 (Warana (centre of suburb))
Population3,831 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density1,321/km2 (3,420/sq mi)
Area2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
State electorate(s)Kawana
Federal division(s)Fisher
Suburbs around Warana:
Parrearra Buddina Coral Sea
Sippy Downs Warana Coral Sea
Birtinya Bokarina Coral Sea

Warana is a coastal suburb of Kawana Waters in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2021 census, Warana had a population of 3,831 people.[1]


Warana is located within the Kawana Waters urban centre.[3]

The western boundary of Warana follows the Mooloolah River and the middle of Wyuna Canal.[3]

A coastal reserve, which extends southwards into Bokarina and Wurtulla, has been established along the foreshore preventing beachfront development.[3] The area immediately west of the coastal reserve is residential. In the south-west of the suburb is an industrial estate, the Kawana Sewerage Treatment Plant and an undeveloped marsh area in the far south-west.[3]


The name Warana was proposed by land developer Alfred Grant on 31 March 1960 during negotiations with the Queensland Government to develop the land, an arrangement which was agreed in July 1960.[4] Grant claimed that the name Warana meant blue skies in a Tasmanian dialect.[2]


In the 2016 census, Warana had a population of 3,688 people.[5]

In the 2021 census, Warana had a population of 3,831 people.[1]


There are no schools in Warana. The nearest primary schools are Buddina State School in neighbouring Buddina to the north and Kawana Waters State College in neighbouring Bokarina to the south. The nearest secondary school is Kawana Waters State College.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Warana (SAL)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Warana – suburb in Sunshine Coast Region (entry 48922)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Backward Glance: Changing Landscapes – Kawana". Sunshine Coast Regional Council. 16 November 2015. Archived from the original on 6 September 2020. Retrieved 6 September 2020.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Warana (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata

External links[edit]

  • "Warana". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 2 April 2020.