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Mount Warrigal
Shellharbour, New South Wales
Mount Warrigal Aerial.jpg
Aerial view from east
Mount Warrigal is located in New South Wales
Mount Warrigal
Mount Warrigal
Coordinates 34°32.8′S 150°50.6′E / 34.5467°S 150.8433°E / -34.5467; 150.8433Coordinates: 34°32.8′S 150°50.6′E / 34.5467°S 150.8433°E / -34.5467; 150.8433
Population 4,909 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2528
LGA(s) City of Shellharbour
Region Illawarra
County Camden
Parish Terragong
State electorate(s) Shellharbour
Federal Division(s) Whitlam
Suburbs around Mount Warrigal:
Lake Illawarra Lake Illawarra Lake Illawarra
Lake Illawarra Mount Warrigal Warilla
Oak Flats Barrack Heights Warilla

Mount Warrigal is a large suburb of Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia. The population, according to the 2016 Australian Census, was 4,909. The suburb is in the Shellharbour City LGA.

Geography

The suburb includes "Native Dog Hill" and its surrounding areas. To the north and west are the shores of Lake Illawarra. With its high elevation above the surrounding areas and close proximity to the lake, the suburb has excellent views of the Pacific Ocean to the east, Lake Illawarra and the Illawarra Escarpment to both the north and west, and Blackbutt Reserve to the south.

Neighbouring suburbs include Lake Illawarra, Warilla, Barrack Heights and Oak Flats.

Facilities

Shellharbour Hospital is located in Madigan Boulevard, Mount Warrigal. Mount Warrigal also has two small shopping complexes and many public reserves, including Freeman Park which is the only dedicated sporting field. The Stockland Shellharbour shopping centre is in close proximity to the suburb.

At the top of the hill is the Mt Warrigal Nursing Home.

Education

Lake Illawarra High School is on the suburb's north east boundary. The suburb has a primary school, Mount Warrigal Public School established in 1967.

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