Bobs Farm, New South Wales

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Bobs Farm
New South Wales
Stockton beach tin city building.jpg
Building at Tin City, on Stockton Beach
Bobs Farm is located in New South Wales
Bobs Farm
Bobs Farm
Coordinates 32°46′35″S 151°58′21″E / 32.77639°S 151.97250°E / -32.77639; 151.97250Coordinates: 32°46′35″S 151°58′21″E / 32.77639°S 151.97250°E / -32.77639; 151.97250
Population 504 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi) [Note 1]
Postcode(s) 2316
Elevation 7.2 m (24 ft)[Note 2]
Area 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)[Note 3]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council[2]
Region Hunter
County Gloucester[3]
Parish Tomaree[3]
State electorate(s) Port Stephens
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.3 °C
81 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,348.9 mm
53.1 in
Suburbs around Bobs Farm:
Tilligerry Creek Tilligerry Creek Port Stephens
Tilligerry Creek, Salt Ash Bobs Farm Anna Bay
Salt Ash, Tasman Sea Tasman Sea Tasman Sea

Bobs Farm is a sparsely populated rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[2][3][4] It is on the main road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay and is home to a number of small, boutique style vineyards and wineries and a thriving aquaculture industry.


Bobs Farm is the first suburb of the Tomaree Peninsula when travelling towards Nelson Bay. It is bounded on the north almost entirely by Tilligerry Creek. A small part at the north-eastern end of the northern border meets Port Stephens. The southern border is occupied entirely by Stockton Beach.


Most of the suburb's population lies along the two main roads in the area, Marsh Road and Nelson Bay Road. Tin City, a collection of squatters shacks is built on Stockton Beach near the border between Bobs Farm and Salt Ash.

Aquaculture industry[edit]

Bobs Farm is the centre of a thriving, environmentally friendly, aquaculture industry that exports technology. In 2007 pioneering aquaculture technology, based around a recirculating system that is the only one in the world to provide consistent reproduction, was sold for the creation of six farms in the United States. As of 2007, discussions were in progress with companies in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. An education and tourism centre was constructed at the site of Tailor Made Fish Farms in 2007.[5][6] In addition to it being environmentally friendly and providing consistent results, the technology developed at Bobs Farm is expected to reduce capitalisation costs.[7]


  1. ^ ABS quickstats data includes part of Anna Bay in Bobs Farm. The density figure shown is for the entire area used by the ABS, not just for that part which is in Bobs farm.
  2. ^ Bobs Farm is primarily flat however it does have some elevated areas. The figure presented represents the average elevation throughout most of the suburb as shown on topographic maps 93323N MORNA POINT and 92322N WILLIAMTOWN (1:25000 scale).
  3. ^ Area calculation is based on NSW GNB maps and 1:100000 maps 9332 PORT STEPHENS and 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Bobs Farm (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 October 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Port Stephens". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c "Bobs Farm". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Bobs Farm". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  5. ^ Port Stephens Examiner, 9 August 2007
  6. ^ Sean Murphy (19 March 2006). "Farm tailor-made for barra". Retrieved 23 May 2008. 
  7. ^ "Tailor Made Fish Farms Reduces Costs". Market Wire. 5 September 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2008. 

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