Description

Newman, originally named Mount Newman until 1981, is a town in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It is located about 1,186 kilometres (737 min) north of Perth, and 9 kilometres (5.6 min) north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It can be reached by the Great Northern Highway. Newman is a modern mining town, with homes contrasting with the surrounding reddish desert. The Hickman Crater is 35 kilometres (22 min) north of Newman.

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 Location Information

  • Elevation: 544
  • Population: 4567
  • State electorate(s): Pilbara
  • Federal Division(s): Durack
  • Established (yr): 1966
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.

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