Bokarina is a coastal suburb of Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, located within the Kawana Waters urban centre.[2]


The name Bokarina was bestowed at the request of the land developer, Alfred Grant Pty Ltd, in the belief that the name was an Aboriginal expression indicating middle i.e. half-way along the Kawana Waters land-development scheme in 1969.[2]

In the early 1980s, Bokarina emerged as Bokarina Beach, with an initial subdivision between the foreshore reserve and the sports complex on Nicklin Way.[citation needed]

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.[3][4]

At the 2011 census Bokarina had a population of 1,235 people.[1]


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.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bokarina (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 April 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Bokarina (entry 47166)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Agency ID 10610, 25 April 2014". Queensland State Archives.

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