Culburra Beach is a town located in the coastal region of Jervis Bay
The population of Culburra Beach is 2,677 and is comprised of 49.5% males and 50.5% females. Culburra Beach has a population of 130 (4.8%) indigenous people. The median/average age of the people in Culburra Beach is 51.
Culburra Beach is located in the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (SENSWPHN). This fact sheet provides an overview of the community profile for the SENSWPHN.
Culburra Beach is in the Jervis Bay region of the South Coast of New South Wales. It is located 20 minutes east of Nowra and 3 hours south of Sydney (about 200 kilometres by road). Culburra Beach is where famous Australian photographer Max Dupain snapped the iconic Sunbaker picture in 1937.
There are no public airports in Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven so if you wish to arrive by air, your best to fly into either the Sydney or Canberra airports and connect to Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven by road, shuttle or rail. Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar service both airports and car hire and connecting shuttles are available from the terminal.
There are regular City Rail services from Central Sydney that head south passing through Wollongong and arriving in northern Shoalhaven. Alternatively, the CountryLink rail service connects Canberra to Nowra in Shoalhaven, via Albion Park.
Premier Transport and Murrays Coaches both offer several coach services between Sydney and Canberra to the south coast arriving in Nowra. Nowra Coaches run a bus service between Nowra and Jervis Bay.
The main occupations of people living in Culburra Beach are:
• Technicians & trades workers
• Clerical & administrative workers
• Community & personal service workers
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in Nowra is a busy acute care facility which provides which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year. The Hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has a busy Obstetric Unit and Children’s Ward.
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the University of NSW. This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).
Nowra is the closest ambulance service.
There are 13 public schools in the Jervis Bay region. To search for a school click here
Private schools are available in nearby Nowra.
There are 25 preschool and day care services in the Jervis Bay region. For more information on childcare options click here
Supermarkets in the Jervis Bay region include the Jervis Bay Supermarket, Coles in Vincentia, Huskisson Supermarket, IGA in Callala Bay and Aldi in nearby Nowra. Huskisson is home to some interesting boutique stores and Nowra has a number of large retail stores such as Kmart and Target and the Stockland Shopping Centre.
There are a number of places of worship in Jervis Bay including Catholic, Anglican, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist, Uniting, and Greek Orthodox. The nearest Buddhist Temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (1 hour from Jervis Bay) and the closest Muslim Mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (1 hour from Jervis Bay).
Warrain Beach is Culburra’s surf beach and a major attraction where surfing, swimming, fishing and relaxing on fine white sands are popular activities. The Nowra Culburra Surf Lifesaving Club patrols the beach, south of Penguin Head.
Just north of Culburra are Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse and Crookhaven and Shoalhaven rivers, part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. You can taste succulent local oysters from Jim Wild’s Oyster Service at Greenwell Point, a charming village on the Crookhaven estuary and a short drive from Culburra.
Whale and dolphin watching are popular activities in Jervis Bay. There are also some great restaurants, a licensed club and the famous Husky Pub to enjoy a meal out.