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Swansea
Greater NewcastleNew South Wales
Swansea Post Office, NSW, Australia.jpg
Post office
Population 5,058 (2016 census)
 • Density 1,581/km2 (4,090/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2281
Area 3.2 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) City of Lake Macquarie
Parish Wallarah
State electorate(s) Swansea
Federal Division(s) Shortland
Suburbs around Swansea:
Lake Macquarie Lake Macquarie Little Pelican
Lake Macquarie Swansea Swansea Heads
Cams Wharf Caves Beach Caves Beach

Swansea is a town at the entrance to Lake Macquarie from the Pacific Ocean in New South Wales, Australia. It is part of the City of Lake Macquarie local government area, Greater Newcastle. The Aboriginal people, in this area, the Awabakal, were the first people of this land.

Swansea's local industries are coal mining, fishing, boating, and tourism. There were once several small coal mines. There are also popular fine sandy beaches on the Pacific Ocean, Swansea Channel and Lake Macquarie. It is 25.2 km away from the city of Newcastle, where many residents commute to for work.

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