Kotara, New South Wales

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NewcastleNew South Wales
Population3,929 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,640/km2 (4,240/sq mi)
Area2.4 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
LGA(s)City of Newcastle
State electorate(s)Charlestown
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Kotara:
New Lambton Heights New Lambton New Lambton
Garden Suburb Kotara Adamstown
Garden Suburb Kotara South Adamstown Heights

Kotara /kəˈtɑːrə/[2] is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 9 kilometres (6 mi) from Newcastle's central business district. It is part of the City of Newcastle local government area.

The Australasia Coal Company operated a mine near Kotara, in the valley below the present-day northern entrance to Tickhole Tunnel. A private railway connected the screens with the Government line near the present-day triangle junctions north of Broadmeadow. Surveying for the line commenced in 1875 and the line was completed in April 1877. However, only a total of 9,052 tons was ever produced and the company went into liquidation in June 1879.[3]

Commercial area[edit]

Westfield Kotara, formerly known as Garden City and "Gardo" and prior to that known as Kotara Fair, is a major shopping centre which features a department store, two discount department stores, two supermarkets and a variety of other clothing, toy, homeware and newsagency stores and many cafes and a foodcourt.


Kotara is home to Kotara South Public School on Rodway Parade and the local Catholic School St James Primary School, located on Vista Parade.

See also[edit]

Kotara railway station


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kotara (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Search By Letter - ABC PRONOUNCE". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  3. ^ Australian Railway Historical Society Bulletin, September 1964 pp161-165

Coordinates: 32°55′55″S 151°41′06″E / 32.932°S 151.685°E / -32.932; 151.685