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Shellharbour, New South Wales
Flinders Aerial.jpg
aerial photograph of Flinders
Population 5,200 (2011 census)
LGA(s) City of Shellharbour
State electorate(s) Shellharbour
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Suburbs around Flinders:
Blackbutt Barrack Heights Barrack Point
Flinders Shellharbour
Croom Shell Cove

Flinders is a seaside southern suburb of Shellharbour, located in one of the most picturesque regions in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Flinders is located approximately 86 kilometres south-southwest of New South Wales' capital city of Sydney. Flinders embraces an active outdoor lifestyle with beautiful beaches close by and over 60 hectares of green open spaces at your door step including bush reserves, waterways and landscaped parks. Flinders adjoins neighbouring suburbs of Shellharbour, Shell Cove, Blackbutt and the newly developed suburb of Shell Heights.

At Flinders you can enjoy living in a prestige suburb surrounded by nature yet still being close to Shellharbour City CBD, including Stockland Shellharbour, boutique shopping, schools, cafes, restaurants, transport and medical facilities.


Flinders is made up of smaller estates, the two major estates within Flinders are Woodlands and the newly established Sea Crest release.

Woodlands Estate is located in Flinders. The estate is relatively steeply sloping focusing on a central green spine of riparian corridor along Tongarra Creek that feeds into Shadforth Wetlands. The landscape design of the estate was heavily influenced by the sites proximity to the coast and the rural surrounds.


The area is served by the Shellharbour Junction railway station which replaced the previous Dunmore railway station on 22 November 2014 .

It was initially intended to call the new station Flinders

Premier Illawarra operates one bus route to and from Flinders:

  • 52: to Shellharbour Junction railway station
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