Medowie, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Medowie is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°44′30″S 151°51′48″E / 32.74167°S 151.86333°E / -32.74167; 151.86333Coordinates: 32°44′30″S 151°51′48″E / 32.74167°S 151.86333°E / -32.74167; 151.86333
Population 8,843 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi) [Note 1]
Postcode(s) 2318
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)[Note 2]
Area 42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)[Note 3]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council[2]
Region Hunter[2]
County Gloucester[3]
Parish Sutton[3]
State electorate(s) Port Stephens[4]
Federal Division(s) Paterson[5]
Mean max temp[6] Mean min temp[6] Annual rainfall[6]
27.9 °C
82 °F
6.4 °C
44 °F
1,125.6 mm
44.3 in
Localities around Medowie:
Ferodale Ferodale Swan Bay
Ferodale Medowie Swan Bay, Oyster Cove, Salt Ash
Campvale Campvale Salt Ash

Medowie /mɛˈd./ is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[7][8] It is located approximately 34 km (21 mi) by road north of Newcastle, not far from RAAF Base Williamtown and is home to a large number of the personnel stationed there.

It was a small rural town until a property and commercial boom in the 1980s and had a population of 8,843 at the 2011 census.[1]

Medowie is home to a Rural Fire Station, formed in 1946.[9]

The town has two government primary schools (Medowie Public School and Wirreanda Public School) as well as a Christian school. A large residential golf course is located at the southern end of the town.

Medowie is also home to many sporting clubs supporting soccer, cricket, rugby union, golf, AFL, netball, tennis as well as Little Athletics.

Historical population data
Census year Population Source
2001 6,278 [10]
2006 8,379 [11]
2011 8,843 [1]


  1. ^ The density figure provided is that for the whole of Medowie. However, the population listed in the ABS data reside in only about 15.6 square kilometres (6.0 sq mi) (approximately 36%) of the suburb. The density in this area is approximately 566.9/km2 (1,468.3/sq mi).
  2. ^ Average elevation of the suburb as shown on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
  3. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Medowie (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 June 2012.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Port Stephens". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Archived from the original on 21 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Medowie". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Port Stephens". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 15 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Paterson". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c "Williamtown RAAF". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 6 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT)". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 29 May 2008. 
  8. ^ "Medowie". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 29 May 2008. 
  9. ^ "Medowie Rural Fire Brigade". Medowie Rural Fire Brigade. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  10. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Medowie (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2008.  Map
  11. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Medowie (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 May 2008.  Map

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