Oceanside is the new kawana

Oceanside is the new name for the central Kawana region that is planned to transform into a $5 billion world-class destination for the Sunshine Coast, and set in the heart of it all is the beautiful waterside community of Birtinya.   

Moments away from some of the Sunshine Coast's best beaches, Birtinya is Oceanside's central island community.

This is a limited opportunity to embrace the privacy and privilege of island living, right on the water, right in the heart of it all.

A host of recreational facilities that include 40 hectares of beautiful Lake Kawana and kilometres of walking and bike trails offers vibrant waterside living.

Kawana is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, between Caloundra and Maroochydore along the Coral Sea coast. The suburbs are connected by the Nicklin Way arterial road.

Many shopping and sporting facilities, including Kawana Shoppingworld are located in Kawana

Kawana is a narrow urban area bounded roughly by Mooloolah River to the north and northwest, the ocean to the east and Currimundi Creek to the south.

The Kawana region consists of the following suburbs:

  • Birtinya
  • Bokarina
  • Buddina
  • Minyama
  • Parrearra
  • Kawana Island
  • Warana
  • Wurtulla

Kawana's suburbs are served by Sunbus Sunshine Coast, who operate a bus interchange at Kawana Shoppingworld. Bus routes 600–619 connect Kawana with Caloundra, Maroochydore, Buderim, Landsborough and Nambour.

Landsborough and Nambour stations on the Nambour / Gympie North Line offer regular services to Brisbane, operated by QR Citytrain. There are also coach services from Kawana to Brisbane Airport.

Census populations for the Kawana urban centre have been recorded since 1981.

Year Population
1981 5,261
1986 9,265
1991 14,393
1996 16,389
2001 17,041
2006 20,319