Our Community

Sawtell Uniting Church is an active part of not only Sawtell village and its small community (3,700) – which was first lived on by European people in the late 1800s and gazetted as a town in 1927 after the railway line came through a few years before – but serves the wider Bonville, Boambee valleys, Boambee East, and Toormina communities

The district population is approaching 20,000. It is within the limits of the City of Coffs Harbour (pop. 80,000) and situated between Coffs Harbour and Urunga (to the south).

As well as being famed for its sunny climate, lovely beaches, Sawtell’s First Avenue shopping, our eating out (25 eateries) and cinema strip, and Boambee and Bonville Creeks. The district also has a major shopping and local services centre at Toormina, shops at Boambee East, and it includes light industrial areas. There are three licensed clubs in Sawtell:  Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell Golf Club, and Sawtell RSL.

There are active services clubs (Lions and Rotary, and Country Womens Association), many sporting groups, and lots of active mutual interest groups to chose from.  Tourist accommodation is available at caravan parks, and motels.

The district includes public primary schools at Sawtell, Bayldon (Toormina), Boambee, and a High School at Toormina. Private schools include Mary Help of Christians Primary School. Out of district are John Paul College and Bishop Druitt College.

Our communities contain a wide range of personal circumstance, from great need to relative affluence.

Giinagay! We acknowledge, and pay respect, to the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land on which we live, organise and meet – the Gumbaynggir nation!

Census resource: http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/communityprofiles?opendocument&navpos=230

Useful links:  (under development)

http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/our-community/Pages/looking-after-our-community.aspx

http://www.mycommunityconnect.com.au/

Sunny Sawtell facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/sawtell2016/?fref=ts

Sawtell Post Office facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/SawtellPostOffice/?fref=ts

Sawtell Chamber of Commerce facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/SawtellChamberOfCommerce/?fref=ts

Boambee East Community Centre facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/Boambee-East-Community-Centre-273141619399700/?fref=ts

Coffs Coast tourism:  http://www.coffscoast.com.au/  

Giinagay! We acknowledge, and pay respect, to the traditional owners and ongoing custodians of the land on which we live, organise and meet – the Gumbaynggir nation!