Rankin Park, New South Wales

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Rankin Park
NewcastleNew South Wales
Population2,460 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1,760/km2 (4,550/sq mi)
Area1.4 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location11 km (7 mi) W of Newcastle
State electorate(s)Wallsend
Federal division(s)Newcastle
Suburbs around Rankin Park:
Elermore Vale
Cardiff Heights Rankin Park New Lambton Heights
New Lambton Heights

Rankin Park (/ˈrnkɪn/) is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, located 11 kilometres (7 mi) west of Newcastle's central business district. It is split between the City of Lake Macquarie and City of Newcastle local government areas.

The Aboriginal people, in this area, the Awabakal, were the first people of this land.[2]

The suburb began as a housing estate named Cambridge Hills Estate. The local preschool on McCaffrey Drive, formerly a sales office for the estate, retains the former estate's name.

The east of the suburb contains George McGregor Park, a 19.66-hectare (48.58-acre) bushland reserve named after the late, former South Wallsend Progress Association member, George McGregor, is managed by the City of Newcastle.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "State Suburbs: Rankin Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people". Lake Macquarie City Council. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

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Coordinates: 32°55′55″S 151°40′05″E / 32.932°S 151.668°E / -32.932; 151.668