Bar Point is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River 53 kilometres (33 mi) north of Sydney. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area.

Geography

Bar Point is bounded by the Hawkesbury River to the west and south, Marlows Gully to the north, and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and Pacific Highway to the east, beyond which is the Brisbane Water National Park. The locality is home to the southern section of the Popran National Park, accessible via four-wheel drive from Mount White to the north. Below the national park along the Hawkesbury River coastline are a number of properties accessible only by boat or by water taxi from Brooklyn 10 kilometres (6 mi) downstream, as well as Bar Point Estate on the point itself.[4][5]

Since 2003, the suburb has been home to a Rural Fire Station.[6]

Demographics

At the ABS 2016 census, Bar Point had a population of 64 people.[1] The median age was 52, well above the national average of 38, and the median household income was $833 per week.

Heritage listings

Bar Point has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "2016 Community Profiles: Bar Point (State Suburb)". 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Retrieved 11 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Map of Bar Point, NSW".
  3. ^ "Bar Point (Suburb)". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 July 2007. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ Australian River Traders (2006). "Bar Point". Archived from the original on 8 October 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2007.
  5. ^ Buchanan, Mat (22 October 2005). "Travel - In the deep end". Melbourne: The Age/Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 18 July 2007.
  6. ^ "Firefighters set for next season". Central Coast Express. 11 July 2003. p. 17.
  7. ^ "HMAS Parramatta shipwreck and memorials". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01676. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

Further reading

  • Richmond, Tom (2005). Bar Island & Lower Hawkesbury river settlements. Marrickville: Deerubbin Press and Hornsby Shire Council. ISBN 0-9750991-4-0.
  • Holland, John (1998). Growing up on the Hawkesbury : recollections of a 'river rat'. Berowra Heights: Deerubbin Press. ISBN 0-9587441-0-6.

Coordinates: 33°29′35″S 151°10′05″E / 33.493°S 151.168°E / -33.493; 151.168