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Crescent Head
New South Wales
Crescent Head, NSW Australia- Point Break and Gold Course.jpg
Point Break and Golf Course
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Surfers at Crescent Head
Crescent Head is located in New South Wales
Crescent Head
Crescent Head
Location in New South Wales
Population 1,531 (2016 census)
Established 1894
Postcode(s) 2440
LGA(s) Kempsey Shire
State electorate(s) Electoral district of Oxley
Federal Division(s) Division of Cowper
Suburbs around Crescent Head:
Kempsey, New South Wales Bellbrook, New South Wales Hat Head
Kundabung Crescent Head
Telegraph Point Port Macquarie

Crescent Head is a town on the Tasman Sea coast, 340 km north-northeast of Sydney, in Kempsey Shire, New South Wales, Australia. At the 2011 census, Crescent Head had a population of 1,586 people. Its major industries include tourism and fishing. It has a 6-hole golf course overlooking the sea.

Crescent Head, NSW Australia- Point Break and Gold Course
Crescent Head, NSW Australia- Point Break and Golf Course


In 2011, there were 439 families residing in Crescent Head with an average of 1.9 children per family.

2011 Estimated Population Data by Gender/Age

  • 51.3% Male
  • 48.7% Female
  • 47.0 Est. Average Age
  • 17.4% Population 0-14 Years
  • 14.6% Population Over 65

2011 Registered Marital Status

  • Married 43.0%
  • Separated 5.4%
  • Divorced 12.8%
  • Widowed 6.3%
  • Never Married 32.5%

2011 Religious Affiliation

  • Anglican 24.5%
  • No Religion 24.2%
  • Catholic 22.7%
  • Uniting Church 5.3%
  • Presbyterian and Reformed 2.6%

2011 Languages Spoken at Home

  • English 93.9%
  • German 0.4%
  • French 0.4%
  • Norwegian 0.2%
  • Polish 0.2%


Buses run between Crescent Head and Kempsey, two to three times a day. (There is no bus service on Sundays.)

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