Scotts Head, New South Wales

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Scotts Head
New South Wales
Scotts Head Beach2.JPG
Scotts Head beach looking north
Scotts Head is located in New South Wales
Scotts Head
Scotts Head
Coordinates 30°42′S 152°59′E / 30.700°S 152.983°E / -30.700; 152.983Coordinates: 30°42′S 152°59′E / 30.700°S 152.983°E / -30.700; 152.983
Population 821 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2447
LGA(s) Nambucca Shire[2]
Region Mid North Coast[2]
County Raleigh[3]
Parish Congarinni[3]
State electorate(s) Oxley[4]
Federal Division(s) Cowper[5]

Scotts Head is a coastal village of the Nambucca Shire local government area in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.[2] Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from the Pacific Highway and 480 kilometres (300 mi) from Sydney, it stretches southwards from just south of the mouth of the Nambucca River to the town of Scotts Head in the south.[6]

The town, which had a population of 821 at the 2011 census is named after the area’s first white settler, William Scott; the area’s original inhabitants are the Gumbaynggirr people. It has a small, centrally located shopping centre, with a general store, bakery, bottle shop, fish and chip shop, surf shop, life saving club, 2 scenic lookouts, gift shop, 2 cafes, a butchery, post office and two real estate agents. It also has a camping ground, which is seasonally busy and a bowling club.

Scotts Head is also the site of a small public school which is attended by around 70 students.[7]


The beach is popular with surfers, offers a picturesque landscape, well known right handed breaks, frequently visited by dolphins and is on the whale migratory route.

The beach is patrolled by life-guards on weekends and public holidays. It is a popular spot for surfing, boogie-boarding, fishing, surf-skiing and swimming.

The beach's main entrance is next to the bowling club and the camping ground, though there is also one down at the headland, by the carpark, one for dogs 50m up the beach and one in the camping ground. Scotts Head is enhanced by its peaceful, natural settings, abundant birdlife and close-knit community.

Scotts Head is an excellent holiday destination for families, with its close proximity to the beach, Coffs Harbour, as well as nearby towns such as Bellingen, Urunga, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Kempsey.

Some neighbouring day trip places are Stuarts Point, Grassy Head, Mount Yarrahapinini, Nambucca and Way-Way Creek reserve.

Local media[edit]

Radio Stations 2CS-FM (106.3), Star FM (105.5 & 105.1), 2MC-FM (106.7), Triple J (91.5 & 96.3), 2NVR FM (105.9)

The Nambucca Valley's community radio station, 2NVR 105.9FM, focuses on the Macksville, Bowraville, Scotts Head, Nambucca Heads and surrounding communities.

Newspapers Midcoast Observer, Hibiscus Happynings, Guardian News.




  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Scotts Head (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b c "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Mid-North Coast (NC) - Nambucca Shire Council". New South Wales Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Scotts Head". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  4. ^ "Oxley". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 2007-03-24. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Cowper". Australian Electoral Commission. 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Scotts Head". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 
  7. ^ "How to enrol at a Public School - Scotts Head Public School". New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007-11-08. Retrieved 2008-07-10. 

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