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New South Wales
Population 8,843 (2011 census)
 • Density 210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2318
Elevation 6 m (20 ft)
Area 42.1 km2 (16.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council
Region Hunter
County Gloucester
Parish Sutton
State electorate(s) Port Stephens
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
27.9 °C
82 °F
6.4 °C
44 °F
1,125.6 mm
44.3 in
Localities around Medowie:
Ferodale Ferodale Swan Bay
Ferodale Medowie Swan Bay, Oyster Cove, Salt Ash
Campvale Campvale Salt Ash

Medowie /mɛˈd./ is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located approximately 34 km (21 mi) by road north of Newcastle, not far from RAAF Base Williamtown and is home to a large number of the personnel stationed there.

It was a small rural town until a property and commercial boom in the 1980s and had a population of 8,843 at the 2011 census.

Medowie is home to a Rural Fire Station, formed in 1946.

The town has two government primary schools (Medowie Public School and Wirreanda Public School) as well as a Christian school. A large residential golf course is located at the southern end of the town.

Medowie is also home to many sporting clubs supporting soccer, cricket, rugby union, golf, AFL, netball, tennis as well as Little Athletics.

Historical population data
Census year Population Source
2001 6,278
2006 8,379
2011 8,843
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