Old Bar, New South Wales

Old Bar, New South Wales
Old Bar
New South Wales
Old Bar is located in New South Wales
Old Bar
Population: 3,358[1]
Postcode: 2430
LGA: City of Greater Taree[2]
County: Gloucester[2]
Parish: Bohnock[2]
State District: Myall Lakes
Federal Division: Lyne

Old Bar is a coastal town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Greater Taree. It lies around 16 kilometres (10 mi) east of Taree on the Mid North Coast,[2] and around 315 kilometres (196 mi) north of Sydney.

Old Bar is at the mouth of the Manning River. The Manning River is one of two "delta" rivers in the southern hemisphere, having more than one outlet to the ocean; one at Old Bar, and one at Harrington, 14 kilometres (9 mi) to the north. Before exiting to the ocean, the Manning River carves out several large islands, including Oxley Island and Mitchells Island.

The population of the urban centre was measured at 3,358 people in the 2006 census,[1] and that of the suburb proper which includes some surrounding rural area at 4096 people.[3] It grew rapidly during a boom in housing in 1988.[4]

Old Bar has a thriving community market the fourth Sunday of each month, from 8.30 a.m. to noon.

The October Long weekend is the Old Bar Beach Festival, including many events and a World record Kombi Gathering event held every year.

Coastal Community Church Services the Old Bar and surrounding community, counselling, youth mentoring, church services (9:30am, Sundays) among other things are available. Pastor Eric Trad is heading up the church at current.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2006 Census QuickStats : Old Bar (Urban Centre/Locality). Retrieved 2009-07-22
  2. ^ a b c d e "Geographical Names Register Extract: Old Bar". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. http://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/name_search/extract?id=ujIOZxZTSX. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2006 Census QuickStats : Old Bar (State Suburb). Retrieved 2009-07-22
  4. ^ Dow L, Guyon D, Irving R, McPhee M, Matthews A, Prineas P, Rubinich T, Simpson J (1995). Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Australian Places. Surry Hills, NSW: Reader's Digest. p. 70. ISBN 0-86438-399-1. 

Coordinates: 31°58′S 152°35′E / 31.967°S 152.583°E / -31.967; 152.583

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