Buderim (/ˈbʌdrəm/ BUH-drəm) is an urban centre on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.[3] It sits on a 180-metre (590 ft) mountain which overlooks the southern Sunshine Coast communities. In the 2016 census, the urban area of Buderim had a population of 54,483.[1]

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Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Buderim Waterfall Boardwalk, 2016
Coordinates26.6847°S 153.0532°E / -26.6847; 153.0532 (Buderim (town centre))
Population54,483 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density713.1/km2 (1,847.0/sq mi)
Area76.4 km2 (29.5 sq mi)[2]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Sunshine Coast Region
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The name "Buderim" is usually believed to be derived from a local Kabi Kabi Aboriginal word for the hairpin honeysuckle, (Badderam) Banksia spinulosa var. collina.[3] However, as the environment on the mountain before British occupation was one of dense rainforest not Banksia heath, the name may have come from the Yugambeh word budherahm meaning sacred or spiritual.[4]