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Fighter World Museum at RAAF Base Williamtown
Williamtown is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°48′54″S 151°50′34″E / 32.81500°S 151.84278°E / -32.81500; 151.84278Coordinates: 32°48′54″S 151°50′34″E / 32.81500°S 151.84278°E / -32.81500; 151.84278
Population 885 (2016 census)
 • Density 19.71/km2 (51.0/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2318 (Williamtown),
2314 (Williamtown RAAF)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Area 44.9 km2 (17.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10)
 • Summer (DST) AEDT (UTC+11)
LGA(s) Port Stephens Council
Region Hunter
County Gloucester
Parish Stowell
State electorate(s) Port Stephens
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.2 °C
74 °F
12.4 °C
54 °F
1,118.0 mm
44 in
Suburbs around Williamtown:
Raymond Terrace Campvale Salt Ash
Raymond Terrace, Tomago Williamtown Salt Ash
Tomago Fullerton Cove Salt Ash, Tasman Sea

Williamtown is a rural suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the main road between Newcastle and Nelson Bay.


The eastern section of Williamtown is dominated by RAAF Base Williamtown and Newcastle Airport while the western section of the area is primarily semi-rural with some large-acreage residential areas scattered along Cabbage Tree Road which is a main access route to Port Stephens from the Pacific Highway. To the south Williamtown reaches Fullerton Cove, a large cove at the Hunter River. The south-eastern corner of the area reaches the Tasman Sea on Stockton Beach and access to the beach is possible at this point for off-road vehicles via Lavis Lane. After reaching the beach a popular destination is the wreck of the MV Sygna which lies just off the beach approximately 3.6 kilometres (2 mi) south-west.

Tomago sandbeds

Most of Williamtown sits atop the Tomago sandbeds (an aquifer that is a critical source of water for the lower Hunter Region). The sandbeds are replenished primarily by rain as well as any water that leaks from Grahamstown Dam in nearby Ferodale. Water from the sandbeds and the dam is treated in Tomago.

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