Medowie, New South Wales facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMedowie
New South Wales
|Population||9,563 (2016 census)|
|• Density||227/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|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|
|State electorate(s)||Port Stephens|
Medowie ( med-OW-ee) 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 many of the personnel stationed there. The Worimi people are the traditional owners of the Port Stephens area.
It was a small rural town until a property and commercial boom in the 1980s and had a population of 9,563 at the 2016 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 (Medowie Christian School). Catherine McAuley Catholic College is a Catholic co-ed high school which has opened as of 2021. 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.
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