Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 160 kilometres (99 min) south-southwest of the state capital of Sydney (about 120 kilometres (75 min) as the crow flies. With its twin-town of Bomaderry, as at the 2016 census, Nowra had an estimated population of 35,795. It is also the seat and commercial centre of the City of Shoalhaven. Geologically, the city is situated in the southern reaches of the Sydney basin.

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Location Information 

  • Population: 35,795
  • State electorate(s): South Coast
  • Federal Division(s): Gilmore
  • Established (yr): 1852
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
Acknowledgement of Country

Nowra NSW is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

Tharawal acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.