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New South Wales
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Population 857 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2487
Elevation 32 m (105 ft)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Tweed Shire
Region NSW
County Australia
State electorate(s) Tweed
Federal Division(s) Richmond
Localities around Cudgen:
Terranora Chinderah Kingscliff
Stotts Creek Cudgen Kingscliff
Duranbah Kings Forest Casuarina

Cudgen is a town located in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in the Tweed Shire. It is built on the former land of the Coodjingburra clan of the Minyungbal. There is a primary school on Collier Street, the Cudgen Public School.


In the 2016 Census, Cudgen recorded a population of 857 people, 50% female and 50% male.

The median age of the Cudgen population was 39 years, 2 years above the national median of 37.

85.4% of people living in Cudgen were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 3.1%, New Zealand 1.5%, Thailand 0.6%, Scotland 0.5%, Japan 0.5%.

94.1% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Japanese, 0.4% Turkish, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Thai, 0.4% Czech.

Sport and recreation

The Cudgen Hornets is the local rugby league club that competes in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition.

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