Elermore Vale, New South Wales

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Elermore Vale
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population5,526 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,130/km2 (5,500/sq mi)
Area2.6 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location13 km (8 mi) W of Newcastle
LGA(s)City of Newcastle
State electorate(s)Wallsend
Federal Division(s)Newcastle
Suburbs around Elermore Vale:
Wallsend Wallsend Lambton
Edgeworth Elermore Vale New Lambton Heights
Edgeworth Glendale Rankin Park

Elermore Vale is a suburb on the western outskirts of Newcastle, New South Wales. Before becoming a residential suburb in the 1900s, the area was used for chicken farming, cattle farming, and coal mining. By the 1960s, the school and the other facilities of the suburb had been established.[citation needed]

Elermore Vale had a population of around 5,500 in 2016.[1]

Plans for development of a retirement village, a A$6 million project by developers Pepperwood Ridge to create 72 self-care units for 800 people, in Elermore Vale have caused controversy.[2] In 2004 Newcastle City Council defended an appeal made by the developers in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.[3]

The suburb is served by Newcastle Transport bus routes 222, 224 and 226.[4]

Macquarie College is on Lake Road, Elermore Vale. One of Newcastle's leading private schools, it provides quality co-education, K-12, in a Christian environment.

The Shaft Tavern in Elermore Vale is the starting and finishing point for the annual Shaft Shuffle Fun Run, organized by the Elermore Vale Lions.[5]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Elermore Vale (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Elermore Vale village developers set to proceed". ABC News (Australia). 5 August 2006. Archived from the original on 3 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Annual report 2004/2005" (PDF). Newcastle City Council: 11. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 October 2006.
  4. ^ "Newcastle Suburbs". Newcastle Buses. Archived from the original on 7 January 2007.
  5. ^ "Shaft Shuffle Fun Run". Cool Running Australia. 27 March 1999.

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Coordinates: 32°54′54″S 151°40′05″E / 32.915°S 151.668°E / -32.915; 151.668