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Population 20,930
Postcode(s) 4817
LGA(s) City of Townsville
State electorate(s) Thuringowa
Federal Division(s) Herbert
Suburbs around Kirwan:
Shaw Mount Louisa
Bohle Plains Kirwan Cranbrook
Gumlow Condon Thuringowa Central

Kirwan is a suburb of Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Kirwan includes parks, shopping, Kirwan State High School and private schools as well as the Riverway complex which has a great deal of entertainment from swimming, barbecues and family outings to cultural events including an art gallery and night markets. Also in the suburb, are a large number of shops, the Willows Shopping Centre, and Cannon Park, which houses several restaurants, a cinema, and a military memorial in the form of a WWII era cannon, dedicated to the 18 servicemen lost when two Blackhawk helicopters collided on a night exercise in 1996, on the Hervey Range, nearby.

Kirwan State School opened in 1977 and Kirwan State High School opened in 1979.

Kirwan is also well known as the home of the National Rugby League team, the North Queensland Cowboys, and is the site of 1300SMILES Stadium, and the Brother's League Club.

Coordinates: 19°18′37″S 146°43′43″E / 19.31028°S 146.72861°E / -19.31028; 146.72861

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