Kawana Forest is a small locality located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Kawana Forest is officially located within the Meridan Plains suburb, and is part of the Sunshine Coast Region. Kawana Forest is located partly within the Caloundra urban centre 8 kilometres (5 mi) west-northwest of Caloundra, and is about an hour’s drive from Queensland’s capital city Brisbane.

Meridan Plains is named after an early property in the area, which was named from Aboriginal words meaning “place of kangaroos or dingoes”.

Kawana Forest quick facts

  • Officially located within the Meridan Plains suburb
  • The postcode is 4551
  • Locally governed by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Part of the Talara State College (Primary) and Meridan State College (Secondary) Queensland Government public school catchment zones
  • The State electorial district is Kawana
  • The approximate population of Meridan Plains in 2011 was 1,699

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