Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New
South Wales, Australia. Nowra is located
125 kilometres (78 mi) south-southwest of the state
capital of Sydney (about 160
kilometres (99 mi) by road).
With its twin-town of Bomaderry, Nowra had an
estimated population of 35,383 as at June 2014.
Nowra is also the seat and commercial centre of
the City of Shoalhaven. Geologically, the city is
situated in the southern reaches of the
The region around Nowra is a farming community,
sustaining a thriving dairy industry and a number
of State forests, but is also increasingly a
retirement and leisure area for Canberra and
Sydney. The naval air station HMAS Albatross is
located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south-west of