Bombo, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Panorama of Bombo, New South Wales.JPG
Panorama of Bombo, on the shorefront of Bombo Beach
Bombo is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°39′S 150°51.5′E / 34.650°S 150.8583°E / -34.650; 150.8583Coordinates: 34°39′S 150°51.5′E / 34.650°S 150.8583°E / -34.650; 150.8583
Postcode(s) 2553[1]
Location 119 km (74 mi) from Sydney
LGA(s) Municipality of Kiama
State electorate(s) Kiama
Federal Division(s) Gilmore

Bombo is a suburb of the Municipality of Kiama, in the Illawarra Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located just 2 kilometres from Kiama. Bombo is the gateway between Kiama and its northern suburbs, Kiama Downs and Minnamurra. A newly built section of the Princes Highway runs through Bombo, past Bombo Beach and Bombo railway station. Its main waterway is Spring Creek.

Bombo Railway Station was opened in 1887 and was the original Kiama station and the last station on the South Coast Line until 1893 when the tunnel was built to Kiama. It is the closest railway station to the ocean in New South Wales.

Bombo is derived from "Thumbon", the name of a renowned headman and warrior born in this district.[2]


  1. ^ "Bombo Postcode (New South Wales)". Qpzm Postcodes. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Bombo". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 20 June 2009.