Tanilba Bay is a small coastal community on the Port Stephens peninsula.
Tanilba Bay is 192 km (2 hr 40 min drive) north of Sydney, and 44 km (40 min drive) to Newcastle.
Located on the Tilligerry Peninsula, Tanilba Bay is home to koalas and they can be seen in the Tilligerry habitat, kangaroos can be seen in clearings around the town and dolphins are seen swimming in the bay.
The closest airport to Tanilba Bay is Newcastle Airport which is a 18 km (15 min drive). Regional Express Airlines (REX), Air Pelican, Virgin Australia and Jetstar service the airport offering flights to destinations including Canberra, Ballina/Byron Bay, Dubbo, Taree, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sydney, and Auckland (NZ).
There is also a North West XPT Train service (TrainLink) which travels from Sydney to Newcastle. Port Stephens Coaches travel from Newcastle to Tanilba Bay.
Tanilba Bay is home to more than 4,000 people, the median age of residents is 46 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.
Tanilba Bay is in the Hunter, New England, & Central Coast Primary Health Network and this fact sheet provides an overview of community health.
There is no hospital in Tanilba Bay. The nearest hospital is Nelson Bay – Tomaree Community Hospital (30 min drive from Tanilba Bay). It is a small regional public hospital with an emergency department.
The closest major hospital is John Hunter Hospital (40 min drive south of Tanilba Bay), it is the major tertiary referral and teaching hospital for the Hunter New England Local Health District.
There is an Ambulance Service of NSW station in Tanilba Bay