Erina, New South Wales

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Central CoastNew South Wales
Population4,774 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density734/km2 (1,902/sq mi)
Area6.5 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
LGA(s)Central Coast Council
State electorate(s)Terrigal
Federal Division(s)Robertson
Suburbs around Erina:
Holgate Erina Heights Erina Heights
Springfield Erina Terrigal
Green Point Picketts Valley Terrigal

Erina is a suburb located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia between Gosford and the Pacific Ocean at Terrigal. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

Erina is the commercial hub of the Central Coast. There are many other major commercial businesses located throughout the suburb predominantly on The Entrance Road, Karalta Road and Barralong Road.

The suburb is home to the Erina Eagles rugby league team, who play in the Central Coast Premiership.

Disability service provider Fairhaven Services' charity store, Vintage Fair, is situated in Erina.

The 2017 Pacific-Asia Curling Championships were held at the Erina Ice Arena, which is situated in Erina Fair


The name Erina means "a place where the initiation ceremony was held". Erina was originally inhabited by the Garingai Aboriginal tribe. In 1888 the Erina was subdivided and the streets were planned.[2]

Commercial areas[edit]

The commercial areas of Erina are situated along Terrigal Drive, Barralong Road, Karalta Road and the Central Coast Highway. Erina Fair is a large single storey shopping centre located on Terrigal Drive in the centre of the suburb.[3] There are also a few small shopping centres located on Karalta Road including Fountain Plaza, Elizabeth Court and Karalta Plaza.


In the 2016 Census, there were 4,774 people in Erina. 69.9% of people were born in Australia. The next most common country of birth was England at 8.1%. 85.0% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 24.3%, Anglican 22.5% and No Religion 21.5%.[1]


Schools in the local area include:


Churches in Erina include EV Church and Coastlife Church. The Chinese Baptist Evelyn Tong Memorial Church is due for completion in late 2017.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Erina (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 21 December 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Erina - Central Coast Australia". Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Erina Fair | Retail Leasing | Australia | Lendlease".

Coordinates: 33°26′24″S 151°23′35″E / 33.440°S 151.393°E / -33.440; 151.393