Sydney Basin - Geography


The Sydney basin extends through approximately 350 kilometres of coastline from Newcastle in the north to Durras Lake (near Batemans Bay) in the south. From Durras Lake the western boundary continues in a line through Lithgow to around Ulan (near Mudgee). To the north the boundary extends 120 kilometers along the Liverpool Range to a point 80 kilometers north of Muswellbrook, and then runs 200 kilometres back to the coast at Newcastle. To the east the basin continues to the edge of the continental shelf.

The total area of the basin is approximately 44,000 square kilometres onshore plus 5,000 kilometres offshore.

The centre of the basin is located around 30 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD at Fairfield.

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