Main Births etc
Central Coast

New South Wales, Australia

Population: 4,142 [1]
Postcode: 2263
Area: 3 km² (1.2 sq mi)
Location: 30 km (19 mi) from Gosford
LGA: Wyong Shire
Suburbs around Toukley:
Budgewoi Lake Budgewoi
Gorokan Toukley Pacific Ocean
Tuggerah Lake Canton Beach Noraville

Toukley is a town in the Central Coast region of the Australian state of New South Wales. It lies approximately 107 km north of Sydney via the M1. It is located between Tuggerah Lake, Budgewoi Lake, and the Pacific Ocean. The town is within the area of the Wyong Shire. At the channel connecting Tuggerah Lake and Budgewoi Lake the new Toukley bridge was constructed between 1983 and 1985 linking Toukley on the eastern side of the Lakes system with Gorokan on the west, replacing the old two lane wooden bridge.

Toukley also provides various forms of accommodation to tourists including motels, caravan parks, holiday houses and lake cabins.


  • 1856 - Edward Hargraves, who purported to make the first significant discovery of gold in Australia in 1851, purchased Robert Henderson's holdings and built "Norahville" Wollombi Aboriginal Tribe members are known to have worked on the property. Some sources state that Hargraves "befriended" tribe members. Cattle were grazed as far as Buff Point and Elizabeth Bay.
  • Late 1850s - Chinese fishermen worked the Tuggerah Lakes area, in particular, what is now known as Canton Beach. While not confirmed, it is believed this is where the name is derived from. It was a base for catching and curing fish that were then shipped to Queensland, the goldfields and back to China.
  • 1891 - Toukley Public School founded.
  • 1903 - Lighthouse built at Norah Head after many vessels were wrecked in the area. It was the site of sea battles between the Japanese Navy and Merchant navy ships in World War 2: Three ships were sunk, Nimbin (1052 tonnes) by a mine on 5 December 1940 and the fishing trawler Millimumul sank with the loss of one man on 26 March 1941 when it trawled up a mine as well as BHP's Iron Chieftain (4812 tonnes) by a submarine on 3 June 1942. The Age (4775 tonnes) was also attacked on 3 June 1942.
  • 1939 - The Toukley Bridge which joins Gorokan and Toukley originally constructed. It was replaced by the new bridge in July 1985.
  • 2013 - Toukley is mentioned in the Housos episode "Tokyo"
  • 2015 - Toukley taken over by nationalist dictator, Edis Porter.


  1. ^ "" (PDF). Wyong Shire Council Social Atlas: Appendix A. Retrieved 6 November 2006. 

Further reading[]

  • Bruce Russell (1984). From Pudgeway to Budgewoi. Wyong District Museum and Historical Society. ISBN 0-7316-1128-4. 
  • Kathryn Pry and Joan Fenton (1998). A History of Wyong Shire: 1947-1997. Wyong Shire. ISBN 0-9587443-0-0. 

External links[]

Coordinates: 33°16′S 151°32′E / -33.267, 151.533

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Toukley, New South Wales. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.