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MaitlandNew South Wales
Chisholm is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,461 (2016 census)
 • Density 229.32/km2 (593.9/sq mi)
Established 2007
Postcode(s) 2322
Area 6.371 km2 (2.5 sq mi)
LGA(s) City of Maitland
Region Hunter
County Northumberland
Parish Alnwick
State electorate(s) Maitland
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Suburbs around Chisholm:
Tenambit Morpeth Berry Park
East Maitland Chisholm Berry Park
Metford Thornton Thornton

Chisholm is a suburb in the City of Maitland, New South Wales, Australia. It is 23 kilometres (14 mi) north-northwest from Newcastle, and 7 kilometres (4 mi) south-east from Maitland. The Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Maitland area are the Wonnarua people.

As at the 2016 Census, Chisholm had a population of almost 1,500. On 6 October 2011 it was announced that an additional 5,000 housing lots were to be released which estimated accommodation for an additional 15,000 residents.



Chisholm is located on a low ridge falling to the surrounding floodplain and wetlands, and further to the Hunter River. Chisholm is bordered by Raymond Terrace Road towards the south, and Mcfarlanes Road towards the east. Towards the north, and west Chisholm borders a natural watercourse, and wetlands.


As of 27 January 2015 Chisholm is serviced by Bus Route 189 (Thornton to Stockland Green Hills via Chisholm), with stops at:

  • Corner of Settlers Boulevard and Raymond Terrace Road (Thornton Side)
  • Settlers Boulevard near the roundabout
  • Grasshawk Drive at St. Aloysius Catholic Primary School

The closest train station is Thornton railway station


The first school located within in Chisholm is St. Aloysius Catholic Primary School. The closest public primary school is Thornton Public School, and secondary school is Francis Greenway High School. In 2016 it was announced that St. Bede's Catholic College would open in 2018 to cater for the increased demand for Catholic Education in the Maitland region. St Bede's Catholic College will be located next to St. Aloysius Catholic Primary School.


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