Sarina, Queensland

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Sarina
state = qld


caption =
lga = Mackay Regional Council
postcode = 4737
est =
pop = 3,285
pop_footnotes=
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
stategov = Mirani
fedgov = Dawson
dist1 = 932
location1= Brisbane
dist2 = 34
location2= Mackay
dist3 = 296
location3= Rockhampton

Sarina is a town in central Queensland, Australia. It is situated convert|34|km|mi|0|lk=on south of the city of Mackay, and approximately convert|300|km|mi|0 north of the city of Rockhampton. At the 2006 census, Sarina had a population of 3,285.Census 2006 AUS|id=UCL350600|name=Sarina (Urban Centre/Locality)|accessdate=2008-05-05|quick=on]

Sarina lies just inland of the coast on the Bruce Highway. Industries include sugar cane growing and milling, cattle grazing and agriculture. Proximity to the coast and mountains also attracts tourists to this area. It is a major supplier of ethanol through its sugar mill and distillery.Fact|date=May 2008

There is a State Primary School as well as Sarina State High School, many of the facilities are not as good as other towns but the soccer grounds are still used by the wide community. There is also a Rugby League ground that is one of the highest quality in the district.Fact|date=May 2008

15 kilometres north is the biggest coal distribution terminal in the world.Fact|date=May 2008 Recently tourism has grown in Sarina with Mackay being relatively close.

Notable people from Sarina

*Wendell Sailor - Professional rugby league and rugby union player.

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