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Fern Bay
New South Wales
New subdivision works at Fern Bay 01.jpg
New housing subdivision works at Fern Bay
Fern Bay is located in New South Wales
Fern Bay
Fern Bay
Location in New South Wales
Population 2,763 (2016 census)
 • Density 325.1/km2 (842/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2295
Area 8.5 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council
Region Hunter
County Gloucester
Parish Stockton
State electorate(s) Newcastle
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
25.5 °C
78 °F
8.4 °C
47 °F
1,140.8 mm
44.9 in
Suburbs around Fern Bay:
Fullerton Cove Fullerton Cove Fullerton Cove
Fullerton Cove, Hunter River (north arm) Fern Bay Tasman Sea
Hunter River (North Arm) Stockton Tasman Sea

Fern Bay is the southernmost suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located just north of Stockton, which is the only suburb of Newcastle that lies north of the Hunter River and to the east of the north arm of the Hunter River at the entrance to Fullerton Cove, a large body of water. To the east is the Tasman Sea. Despite the suburb only being 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) in a direct line from Newcastle, the need to cross the Hunter River results in Fern Bay being 16 km (9.9 mi) by road from the centre of the city.

The area is undergoing a residential expansion program with a large development being built between Nelson Bay Road and Stockton Beach on land formerly used as a military weapons range.

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