Burringbar, New South Wales

Burringbar is a small town south-east of Murwillumbah in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

New South Wales
Coordinates28°25′S 153°20′E
Population858 (2006 census)[1]
Location17 km (11 mi) SE of Murwillumbah
LGA(s)Tweed Shire
State electorate(s)Tweed
Federal Division(s)Richmond


In the 2011 census, Burringbar recorded a population of 858 people, 48.6% female and 51.4% male.

The median age of the Burringbar population was 41 years, 4 years above the national median of 37.

81.2% of people living in Burringbar were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.1%, New Zealand 1.5%, Scotland 0.9%, Germany 0.9%, Canada 0.7%.

90.4% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.4% Italian, 0.5% Lithuanian, 0.5% Spanish, 0.3% German, 0.3% Maltese.

The novelist Jessica Cole, otherwise known as Jessie Cole, comes from Burringbar, and Burringbar is also the locale for much of her writing. [2]


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burringbar (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  2. Chenery, Susan (1 August 2014). "Jessie Cole: Life in a secret world". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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