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New South Wales
Population 216 (2016 census)
Established 1840
Postcode(s) 2264
Location 7 km (4 mi) NE of Morisset
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Coorumbung
State electorate(s) Lake Macquarie
Federal Division(s) Hunter

Eraring is a suburb of the City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, and is located on the western shore of Lake Macquarie and north of the town of Morisset.


The area's name is Aboriginal in origin and means "that which gleams or glitters". Eraring was renamed Newport in the hope that a port facility would be built there, but this never happened. Some farming was established. Dr. Leighton Jones, who was known as the Monkey Doctor because he conducted rejuvenation operations using monkey glands, moved into the area in the 1930s. A public school opened in 1924.

Construction began on Eraring Power Station in 1975. It was completed in 1984. Most of the workers live in the surrounding area rather than in Eraring itself.

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