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Branxton New England Highway 001.JPG
New England Highway at Branxton
Branxton is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,991 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2335
  • City of Cessnock
  • Singleton Council
Region Hunter Region
State electorate(s)
  • Cessnock
  • Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Hunter

Branxton is a town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Branxton is 171 kilometres (106 mi) north of Sydney via the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and New England Highway. Branxton is located mostly in the City of Cessnock, but part of it is in Singleton Shire. It had a population of 1,991 at the 2016 census.


Branxton is located on the New England Highway between Maitland and Singleton. While the highway passes through the centre of the town, most through traffic bypasses via the Hunter Expressway.

An infamous road sign on one approach to the town states that Branxton has "two cemeteries and no hospital!" The sign, erected by the local Lions Club, is meant to act as a deterrent to rule-breaking motorists.

Branxton is located on the Main Northern railway line and has its own railway station, served by NSW TrainLink's Hunter line.

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