Corlette, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Corlette is located in New South Wales
Coordinates32°43′29″S 152°06′53″E / 32.72472°S 152.11472°E / -32.72472; 152.11472Coordinates: 32°43′29″S 152°06′53″E / 32.72472°S 152.11472°E / -32.72472; 152.11472
Population4,639 (2011 census)[2]
 • Density1,496/km2 (3,870/sq mi)
Area3.1 km2 (1.2 sq mi)[Note 1]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s)Port Stephens Council[1]
State electorate(s)Port Stephens
Federal Division(s)Paterson
Mean max temp[4] Mean min temp[4] Annual rainfall[4]
27.3 °C
81 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,348.9 mm
53.1 in
Suburbs around Corlette:
Port Stephens Port Stephens Port Stephens
Port Stephens Corlette Nelson Bay
Salamander Bay Salamander Bay, Nelson Bay Nelson Bay

Corlette is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[1] It is located just west of Nelson Bay on the shores of Port Stephens.[3][5] It was named after Captain James Corlette who skippered the 63 tonnes (62 long tons) cutter Lambton which was the first privately owned local vessel.[3] The Corlette was first used to ship timber and wool out of Port Stephens in 1816.[6] While property values throughout the suburb average around A$475,000, in the most affluent areas on the shores of Salamander Bay individual sale prices of $3.7 million have been realised.[7]


Corlette is located on the southern shores of Port Stephens with approximately 75% of the suburb's 4.3 km (2.7 mi) of coastline being occupied by three beaches. Its western border forms the shoreline of Salamander Bay, after which the adjoining suburb of Salamander Bay is named. On its northern shoreline are two beaches. The largest of these, Bagnalls Beach, gives its name to a large housing estate within the suburb.


  1. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9332 PORT STEPHENS.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Corlette (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b c d "Corlette". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 24 May 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ a b c "Nelson Bay (Nelson Head)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Corlette". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  6. ^ "History of Port Stephens". Retrieved 9 July 2008. (see "Early development of Port Stephens" section)
  7. ^ Port Stephens Examiner, February 2008