Eraring, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Population274 (2011 census)[1]
Location7 km (4 mi) NE of Morisset
LGA(s)City of Lake Macquarie
State electorate(s)Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s)Hunter

Eraring is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located on the western shore of Lake Macquarie and north of the town of Morisset.[2]


The area's name is Aboriginal in origin and means "that which gleams or glitters".[3] Eraring was renamed Newport in the hope that a port facility would be built there, but this never happened. Some farming was established. Dr. Leighton Jones, who was known as the Monkey Doctor because he conducted rejuvenation operations using monkey glands, moved into the area in the 1930s. A public school opened in 1924.[3]

Construction began on Eraring Power Station in 1975. It was completed in 1984. Most of the workers live in the surrounding area rather than in Eraring itself.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eraring (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Eraring Postcode (NSW)". Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  3. ^ a b c "History of Eraring". Retrieved 30 October 2012.

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Coordinates: 33°03′54″S 151°31′05″E / 33.065°S 151.518°E / -33.065; 151.518