Soldiers Point, New South Wales

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Soldiers Point
New South Wales
Soldiers Point marina.jpg
Soldiers Point marina
Soldiers Point is located in New South Wales
Soldiers Point
Soldiers Point
Coordinates 32°42′24″S 152°04′04″E / 32.70667°S 152.06778°E / -32.70667; 152.06778Coordinates: 32°42′24″S 152°04′04″E / 32.70667°S 152.06778°E / -32.70667; 152.06778
Population 1,326 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 1,326/km2 (3,430/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2317
Area 1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)[Note 1]
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council[2]
Region Hunter[2]
County Gloucester[3]
Parish Tomaree[3]
State electorate(s) Port Stephens[4]
Federal Division(s) Paterson[5]
Mean max temp[6] Mean min temp[6] Annual rainfall[6]
27.3 °C
81 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,348.9 mm
53.1 in
Suburbs around Soldiers Point:
Port Stephens Port Stephens Port Stephens
Port Stephens Soldiers Point Port Stephens
Port Stephens Salamander Bay Port Stephens

Soldiers Point is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[2] Located on the southern shores of Port Stephens it is almost entirely surrounded by the port and is a popular location for fishing and boating.[7][8] While primarily residential it, like other suburbs around Port Stephens, is a popular tourist destination, especially in summer months.

Soldiers Point was originally the site of a garrison of soldiers that was established in 1820 to hunt down escaped convicts.[9]

In July 2016, the New South Wales government declared 5.9 ha (14.6 acres) of the suburb as an Aboriginal place, recognising that Soldiers Point was a special place for cultural, spiritual and historic reasons to the Worimi people.[10]


  1. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Soldiers Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Port Stephens". New South Wales Division of Local Government. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Soldiers Point". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "Port Stephens". New South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Paterson". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  6. ^ a b c "Nelson Bay (Nelson Head)". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  7. ^ "Soldiers Point". Land and Property Management Authority - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Land and Property Information. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  8. ^ "Soldiers Point". Australian Explorer. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  9. ^ "History of Port Stephens". Retrieved 10 July 2008.  (see "Early development of Port Stephens" section)
  10. ^ "Soldiers Point declaration". Port Stephens Examiner. 7 July 2016. p. 15. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 

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