Salamander Bay, New South Wales

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Salamander Bay
New South Wales
Port Stephens headlands from Salamander Bay 02.jpg
View from Salamander Bay east towards the mouth of Port Stephens approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) away.
Salamander Bay is located in New South Wales
Salamander Bay
Salamander Bay
Coordinates32°43′45″S 152°05′22″E / 32.72917°S 152.08944°E / -32.72917; 152.08944Coordinates: 32°43′45″S 152°05′22″E / 32.72917°S 152.08944°E / -32.72917; 152.08944
Population4,844 (2011 census)[2]
 • Density569.9/km2 (1,476/sq mi) [Note 1]
Elevation4.5 m (15 ft)
Area8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)[Note 2]
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST)AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s)Port Stephens Council[1]
State electorate(s)Port Stephens[6]
Federal Division(s)Paterson[7]
Mean max temp[8] Mean min temp[8] Annual rainfall[8]
27.3 °C
81 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,348.9 mm
53.1 in
Suburbs around Salamander Bay:
Soldiers Point Port Stephens Corlette
Port Stephens Salamander Bay Nelson Bay
Taylors Beach Anna Bay Nelson Bay

Salamander Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[1] Named after the adjacent shallow bay, itself named after Salamander, a convict ship from the Third Fleet, which was the first European vessel to enter Port Stephens (1791), it is a mainly residential suburb with a large shopping centre.[3][9] At the 2011 census Salamander Bay had a population of 4,844.[2] It is home to Tomaree High School, a TAFE facility and St Phillips Christian College (Port Stephens Campus).


  1. ^ The density presented is that of the whole suburb. However, only about 3.5 square kilometres (1.35 sq mi), or about 41%, of the suburb is residential in nature. The remainder of the suburb consists mainly of unpopulated scrubland, coastal reserves and beaches.[3] The population density of the residential portion of the suburb is much higher at 1,384/km2 (3,580/sq mi).
  2. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ a b "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Port Stephens". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Salamander Bay (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 October 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ a b "Salamander Bay". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Salamander Bay (suburb)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 June 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ a b "Salamander Bay (Bay)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 June 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  6. ^ "Port Stephens". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  7. ^ "Paterson". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. Archived from the original on 29 October 2009. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  8. ^ a b c "Nelson Bay (Nelson Head)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  9. ^ "History of Port Stephens". Retrieved 10 July 2008. (see "Early development of Port Stephens" section)

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