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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Population 314 (2011 census)
 • Density 125.6/km2 (325/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4575
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
  • 9 km (6 mi) N of Caloundra
  • 12 km (7 mi) SSE of Maroochydore
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. 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.


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


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

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

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