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Kawana Waters, Queensland
Apartment buildings on Lake Kawana at Birtinya.jpg
Apartment buildings on Lake Kawana, 2021
Birtinya is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 1,933 (2016 census)
 • Density 365/km2 (950/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4575
Area 5.3 km2 (2.0 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Sunshine Coast Region
County Canning
Parish Bribie
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. In the 2016 census Birtinya had a population of 1,933 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.


There are no schools in Birtinya. The nearest government primary and secondary school is Kawana Waters State College in neighbouring Bokarina to the east.

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