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Sunshine CoastQueensland
Pathway along Lake Kawana at Bokarina, Queensland.jpg
Pathway along Lake Kawana, 2021
Population 1,351 (2016 census)
 • Density 795/km2 (2,060/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4575
Area 1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
  • 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 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. In the 2016 census Bokarina had a population of 1,351 people.


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.


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.


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)). 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). It includes a special education program.

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