Location: Kurri Kurri


Kurri Kurri is a beautiful small suburb locating in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. The 5.1 square kilometre town is administrated by the City of Cessnock, a local government area of Australia. Kurri Kurri is surrounded by Stanford Merthyr, Pelaw Main, Weston and Abermain suburbs. The postcode of Kurri Kurri is 2327. It located 38 km west of Newcastle, 12.8 km south-west of Maitland and 149 north of Sydney.

Kurri Kurri means the beginning. It comes from a local Awabakal language. Kurri Kurri founded in 1902 to build up a big coal mining industry in the Hunter region. Richmond Mine Colliery, the largest shafts mine in the southern hemisphere, carries a history of 100 years in mining and mineral processing, closed in 1967. Kurri Kurri railway has a historical background also. In 1904, it was served by South Maitland Railway and in 1922 it was renamed Kurri Kurri Station. Before the creation of the LGA Kurri Kurri was the centre of the Shire of Kearsley, which included most of the rural areas and villages around the township of Cessnock and part of the western suburbs of Maitland. According to 2016 census, of occupied private dwellings in Kurri Kurri (State Suburbs), 31.1% were owned outright, 31.1% were owned with a mortgage and 33.9% were rented. The Kurri Kurri Tidy Towns Committee founded in 1988 and involves in tree plantation, gardening, design, and development. The Kurri Kurri District Business Chamber is a heart of local people for daily business related activities.


Getting Around

Bus services are most popular transportation in Kurri Kurri. Rover Coaches Bus Company provides intercity bus services. Maitland-Wollombi Road (B68), Hunter Expressway (M15) and Pacific Motorway (M1) connect Kurri Kurri to Cessnock, Maitland, Newcastle and Sydney, four major cities. Hunter Expressway (M15) meets Pacific Motorway (M1) at Cameron Park connecting Sydney. Kurri Kurri is an easy drive to Sydney via the Hunter Expressway and Pacific Motorway.

Three major bus routes-160, 163 and 164 connect Kurri Kurri to Cessnock, Newcastle, Maitland and Morisset.

Local Area Statistics



Population 6,044
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median Age 40

Source ABS Census 2016, KURRI KURRI



All private dwellings 2,594
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $991
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,378
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

Source ABS Census 2016, KURRI KURRI