New South Wales, Australia

The main street, Morpeth, NSW
Population: 891 [1] Note1
Density: 188/km² (486.9/sq mi)
Established: 1821
Postcode: 2321
Coordinates: 32°43′34″S 151°37′54″E / -32.72611, 151.63167Coordinates: 32°43′34″S 151°37′54″E / -32.72611, 151.63167
Elevation: 15 m (49 ft) Note2
Area: 4.8 km² (1.9 sq mi) Note3
Time zone:

 • Summer (DST)



Property Value: AUD $332,500[2]
LGA: City of Maitland[3]
Region: Hunter[3]
County: Northumberland[4]
Parish: Alnwick[4]
State District: Maitland[5]
Federal Division: Paterson[6]
Suburbs around Morpeth:
Raworth Phoenix Park Hinton
Raworth Morpeth Berry Park
Tenambit Chisholm Berry Park

Morpeth is a suburb of the City of Maitland Local Government Area (LGA) in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.[3] It is located on the southern banks of the Hunter River at the border between the City of Maitland and Port Stephens Council LGAs.[7] The major population centre, where almost all residents of the suburb reside, is the historical town of Morpeth which takes its name from Morpeth, near Newcastle upon Tyne, in England.

The town was founded by Lieutenant Edward Charles Close (1790-1866) and became a major river boat transportation hub in the 19th century before declining in the 20th century after the North Coast Railway Line between Sydney and Brisbane bypassed it.

The town today is a popular tourist destination due to its many historical buildings and river bank setting.[8]

Notable residents[]

  • Brendon Clark, bull rider on the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series.


  1. ^  The Australian Bureau of Statistics Census Collection District of Morpeth only includes the township. It excludes persons living on rural properties close to the township in the remainder of the suburb. This means that the actual population of Morpeth is slightly higher than shown.
  2. ^  Average elevation of the suburb as shown on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.
  3. ^  Area calculation is based on 1:100000 map 9232 NEWCASTLE.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morpeth (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-01-03.  Map
  2. ^ "Morpeth suburb profile @". Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b c "Suburb Search - Local Council Boundaries - Hunter (HT) - Maitland City Council". New South Wales Department of Local Government. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographical Names Register Extract: Morpeth". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  5. ^ "Maitland". Newrg South Wales Electoral Commission. 24 March 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  6. ^ "Paterson". Australian Electoral Commission. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  7. ^ "Morpeth". Department of Lands - Spatial Information eXchange. New South Wales Department of Lands. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
  8. ^ "Morpeth - New South Wales - Australia - Travel". The Age. 8 February 2004. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 
    "Morpeth". Australian Explorer. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

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