Tingira Heights is a suburb of City of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales, Australia, 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-west of Newcastle's central business district on the eastern side of Lake Macquarie. It was developed in the 1960s.

Tingira is the name of an aboriginal tribe on the NSW / Qld border, which means "open sea". A ship of the same name was Australia's first naval training vessel in 1912 and was decommissioned in 1941. In 1965 the H.M.A.S Tingira Old Boys Association asked to have a town named after the ship, and the name was adopted by the Violet Town Progress Association. Tingara is an alternative spelling.[2]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tingira Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 February 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Pioneers & Settlers of Lake Macquarie, by the Lake Macquarie Family History Group Inc.Priner by LMCC2006

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Coordinates: 32°59′46″S 151°39′36″E / 32.996°S 151.660°E / -32.996; 151.660