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Paterson,. New South Wales
Paterson is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 32°35'S 151°36'ECoordinates: 32°35'S 151°36'E
Population 345 (2006)
Elevation 30 m (98 ft)
16 km (10 mi) N of Maitland
25 km (16 mi) SSW of Dungog
LGA(s) Dungog Shire
State electorate(s) Upper Hunter
Federal Division(s) Paterson
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
75 °F 11.9 °C
53 °F 911.8 mm
Localities around Paterson:
Vacy Martins Creek Martins Creek
Paterson Duns Creek
Tocal Duns Creek Duns Creek
Paterson is a small township in the lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Located within Dungog Shire it is situated on the Paterson River. At the 2006 census, Paterson had a population of 345 people. It is in the middle of what was once dairy, timber and citrus country and is now more significantly a feeder town for the nearby mining industry in the Upper Hunter and the city of Newcastle.
It is approximately 15 minutes drive north along either Tocal or Paterson Roads from the nearest major township of Maitland. The Paterson railway station lies on the main North Coast Railway Line between Sydney and Brisbane with daily services north to Dungog and south-east to Newcastle.
Adjoining areas include Duns Creek, Martins Creek and Vacy.