Hinton, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Hinton Bridge.jpg
Historic Hinton bridge, built in 1901
Hinton is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°43′S 151°39′E / 32.717°S 151.650°E / -32.717; 151.650Coordinates: 32°43′S 151°39′E / 32.717°S 151.650°E / -32.717; 151.650
Population 313 (2011 census)[1][Note 1]
 • Density 208.7/km2 (541/sq mi) [Note 2]
Postcode(s) 2321
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)[Note 3]
Area 9.8 km2 (3.8 sq mi)[Note 4]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council
Region Hunter
County Durham[2]
Parish Seaham[2]
State electorate(s) Port Stephens
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Suburbs around Hinton:
Wallalong Wallalong Seaham
Phoenix Park Hinton Osterley
Morpeth Morpeth, Berry Park, Duckenfield Millers Forest, Duckenfield

Hinton is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[3] Primarily rural, the largest population centre is the township of Hinton, which is situated on the Paterson River, near to the confluence of the Hunter and Paterson rivers.[4]


Due to the close proximity of the Hunter and Paterson rivers and the low elevation of surrounding ground the town is often isolated for a number of days during periods of exceptionally high rainfall. Most recently this happened in March 2000 and June 2007.

Left image shows Hinton from Brandy Hill, shortly after the June 2007 Hunter Region and Central Coast storms. The right image was taken after the floodwaters had subsided.


  1. ^ ABS QuickStats does not include all residents of the geographically recognised suburb of Hinton. Instead, it concentrates only on the township.
  2. ^ This is the average density of the township only.
  3. ^ This is the average elevation of the township. The surrounding farmland is almost at river level as shown on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
  4. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hinton (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 July 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Hinton". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT)". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Hinton". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 27 May 2008. 

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