Swansea Heads, New South Wales

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Swansea Heads
New South Wales
Population 706 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 471/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2281
Area 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location 3 km (2 mi) E of Swansea
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Wallarah
State electorate(s) Swansea
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Swansea Heads:
Lake Macquarie
Swansea Swansea Heads Pacific Ocean
Caves Beach Pacific Ocean

Swansea Heads is a locality on the Swansea peninsula between Lake Macquarie and the Pacific Ocean in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area.

Aboriginal middens were excavated in the area in 1972.[2]

In May 2014 sinkholes appeared near houses due to subsidence into the abandoned Swansea coal mine.[3]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "State Suburbs: Swansea Heads". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 July 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Excavation of Swansea Heads midden
  3. ^ 'Second sinkhole opens up in Swansea', Newcastle Herald, May 28, 2014.

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Coordinates: 33°05′35″S 151°39′43″E / 33.093°S 151.662°E / -33.093; 151.662