Jewells, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Population 3,120 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 488/km2 (1,263/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2280
Area 6.4 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Kahibah
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Jewells:
Windale Bennetts Green Redhead
Tingira Heights Jewells Redhead
Belmont North Belmont North Redhead

Jewells is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia 15 kilometres (9 mi) from Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie and north-east of the town of Belmont.


The suburb was named for John Jewell, who used to lead hunting parties in Jewells Swamp, which was home to waterfowl, kangaroo and emu. The swamp and Jewells Beach were used for a commando training course in World War II. The public school opened in 1977. Jewells Plaza Shopping Centre opened in 1982.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jewells (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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Coordinates: 33°01′23″S 151°41′35″E / 33.023°S 151.693°E / -33.023; 151.693