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Nowra – Bomaderry

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The commercial and administrative hub of the Shoalhaven region, Nowra is located on the southern shores of the beautiful Shoalhaven River. The town of Bomaderry is on the river's northern shores.

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Location

Nowra  is located 170 km south of Sydney (2.5 hr drive) and only 80 km (70 min drive) from Wollongong.

Close to Nowra is Bundanon, a 1100 hectares property on the Shoalhaven River, a gift to Australian from the artist Arthur Boyd. Bundanon is a popular location to experience a range of arts from music to the visual and performance arts.

How to get there

The closest airport to Nowra is Sydney International Airport (2.3 hours by road).

Regular City Rail train services are available on the South Coast line, the line runs from Sydney Central Station heads south through Wollongong to Bomaderry where the line ends.

There are a number of bus and coach services available throughout the Shoalhaven.

Population

The Nowra – Bomaderry area is home to more than 30,000 people, the median age of residents is 39 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 9% of the population.

Nowra-Bomaderry is located within the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network, this Population Health Profile provides an overview of community health for the region.

Healthcare facilities

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is a busy acute care facility which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services. 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. A number of outreach services, such as cancer and renal services, are conducted at the hospital.

There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Bomaderry.

Accredited GP practices

  • Grand Pacific Health Nowra
  • Junction Street Family Practice
  • Meroo Street Family Practice
  • Moss Street Medical Practice
  • North Nowra Medical Practice
  • South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation
  • Waminda South Coast Women's Health & Welfare Aboriginal Corporation
  • Worrigee Street Medical Centre
  • Worrigee Medical Centre

  • Industry

The major industry sectors employing residents of Nowra and Bomaderry: defence, hospitals, aged care residential services, social assistance services, and supermarket and grocery stores.
  • Education

In the Nowra - Bomaderry area there are three public primary schools, two private primary schools, three public high schools and two private high schools. There is also a TAFE campus.  
  • Childcare

For young families, Nowra has numerous facilities across the area offering a range of early learning, out of school hours care, preschool, occasional care, and vacation care services.
  • Shopping

Nowra is home to a number of supermarkets including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi and IGA. Major retail outlets including Bunnings, Target, Kmart, Cotton On, Spotlight, Officeworks and Barbeques Galore. The Stockland Shopping Centre houses many well-known stores and brands.
  • Places of worship

There are a number of places of worship in Nowra including Catholic, Anglican, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Baptist and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (1 hour drive from Nowra) and the closest mosques are in Wollongong.
  • Points of interest

The local area grows bountiful produce, with commercial vegetable gardens adjoining the city. Local seafood, including local oysters, are available in town. The Shoalhaven has a reputation for interesting weekend markets. Nowra hosts monthly artisan markets at the City Art Gallery and the Twilight Markets on the grass outside the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre during summer. The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre and Shoalhaven City Arts Centre host visiting and local entertainment and arts.  
  • Sporting activities

Nowra has a strong sports focus with plenty of sporting facilities and local teams. Sports include rugby league, AFL, tennis, cricket, basketball, swimming, netball, athletics, sailing, and golf.
  • Community groups and activities

In Nowra - Bomaderry there are many groups dedicated to arts and culture, community service, and the environment and conservation. A listing of groups and their contact details are available in the Shoalhaven Community Directory.
  • Social media groups

There are many social media pages and groups dedicated to life and sport in the Shoalhaven region. A good place to start is the Facebook pages Nowra News, South Coast RegisterNowra Buy and SellPay It Forward Nowra NSWShoalhaven Multicultural Group and Bomaderry/Nowra Mums.