Ulmarra, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Ulmarra NSW war-memorial.JPG
Ulmarra War Memorial, Coldstream Street, beside the Clarence River
Ulmarra is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 29°38′S 153°02′E / 29.633°S 153.033°E / -29.633; 153.033Coordinates: 29°38′S 153°02′E / 29.633°S 153.033°E / -29.633; 153.033
Population 446 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2462
LGA(s) Clarence Valley
State electorate(s) Clarence
Federal Division(s) Page
The Clarence River, with the Ulmarra Ferry

Ulmarra is a small town on the south bank of the Clarence River in New South Wales, Australia in the Clarence Valley district. At the 2006 census, Ulmarra had a population of 446 people.[1]

The town had the distinction of being the smallest local government area of New South Wales until 2000 when it amalgamated with the Nymboida Shire to form Pristine Waters Shire, which later merged with Copmanhurst, Grafton and Maclean Shires to become the Clarence Valley Council.[2]

Ulmarra's name comes from an Aboriginal word meaning "Bend in the river".[3]

The Ulmarra Ferry is a vehicular cable ferry, which crosses the Clarence River from a point about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) north of Ulmarra, to Southgate on the north bank.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Ulmarra (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ulmarra Shire Council". Ulmarra Shire Council. Retrieved 2 October 2006. 
  3. ^ "Ulmarra". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 August 2013.