Hinton, New South Wales

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New South Wales, Australia

Hinton Bridge
Historic Hinton bridge, built in 1901

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Population: 313 [1][Note 1]
Density: 208.7/km² (540.5/sq mi) [Note 2]
Postcode: 2321
Coordinates: 32°43′S 151°39′E / -32.717, 151.65Coordinates: 32°43′S 151°39′E / -32.717, 151.65
Elevation: 6 m (20 ft) [Note 3]
Area: 9.8 km² (3.8 sq mi) [Note 4]
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)



LGA: Port Stephens Council
Region: Hunter
County: Durham[2]
Parish: Seaham[2]
State District: Maitland
Federal Division: Paterson
Suburbs around Hinton:
Wallalong Wallalong Seaham
Phoenix Park Hinton Osterley
Morpeth Morpeth, Berry Park, Duckenfield Millers Forest, Duckenfield

Hinton is a suburb of the Port Stephens Local Government Area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[3] Primarily rural, the largest population centre is the township of Hinton, which is situated on the Paterson River, near to the confluence of the Hunter and Paterson rivers.[4]


Due to the close proximity of the Hunter and Paterson rivers and the low elevation of surrounding ground the town is often isolated for a number of days during periods of exceptionally high rainfall. Most recently this happened in March 2000 and June 2007.

Hinton from Brandy Hill 001.jpg Hinton from Brandy Hill 002.jpg
Left image shows Hinton from Brandy Hill, shortly after the June 2007 Hunter Region and Central Coast storms. The right image was taken after the floodwaters had subsided.


  1. ^ ABS QuickStats does not include all residents of the geographically recognised suburb of Hinton. Instead, it concentrates only on the township.
  2. ^ This is the average density of the township only.
  3. ^ This is the average elevation of the township. The surrounding farmland is almost at river level as shown on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
  4. ^ Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


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