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Central CoastNew South Wales
Kanwal street.jpg
Population 3,873 (2011 census)
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2259
Area 2 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 9 km (6 mi) NE of Wyong
LGA(s) Central Coast Council
Parish Munmorah
State electorate(s) Wyong
Federal Division(s) Dobell
Suburbs around Kanwal:
Woongarrah Charmhaven Lake Haven
Hamlyn Terrace Kanwal Gorokan
Wadalba Wyongah Tuggerah Lake

Kanwal is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area and is approximately 90 km north of Sydney, 55 km south of Newcastle and 6 km west of the Pacific Ocean.


The area now known as Kanwal was a subdivision of Warnervale.

Kanwal is said to mean "snakes indeed" in a local Aboriginal language.

Craigie park view
Tuggerah Lake as viewed from Craigie Park. The Entrance is also visible in the distant background.


The dominating feature of Kanwal is the Wyong Rugby League Club to the northeast of the suburb. It is home to the Wyong Roos, a rugby league football club, three sporting ovals, two netball courts and a youth and community centre. There are several parks in Kanwal including Craigie Park to the east facing onto Tuggerah Lake, a wetland area to the northwest and another sporting oval to the south separate from the Rugby League Club. Other landmarks in the area include a small shopping village, a primary school, three aged care facilities, four buildings of religious worship and a caravan park.


The area is serviced by four regular bus routes, operating between Lake Haven Shopping Centre and Wyong railway station or Westfield Tuggerah. All four routes split up in different directions at Kanwal, two servicing the northern and western areas and the other two servicing eastern and southern areas together.

The Newcastle and Central Coast railway line that services some of Sydney, the Central Coast and most of Newcastle passes close by at Warnervale. Warnervale railway station lies approximately 4 km to the west of Kanwal and one of the bus routes mentioned passes it several times a day. However, Wyong railway station also lies approximately 6 km to the southwest, is serviced by all four bus routes frequently and has more train services operating from it, including the CountryLink service.

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