Named in honour of Sir William Dobell OBE, 1899–1970. Dobell was a prominent Australian painter and portrait artist who won the Archibald Prize in 1943.
787 sq km
Dobell covers an area from Ravensdale in the north to Erina Heights in the south. The main towns include Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Chittaway Bay, Charmhaven, Dooralong, Erina Heights (part), Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace, Jilliby, Kanwal, Killarney Vale, Kulnura (part), Lake Haven, Lisarow (part), Long Jetty, Magenta, Mardi, Narara (part), Niagara Park (part), Norah Head, Noraville, Ourimbah, Ravensdale, Tacoma, The Entrance, Toowoon Bay, Toukley, Tuggerah, Tuggerawong, Tumbi Umbi, Wallarah, Wamberal (part), Warnervale, Woongarrah, Wyoming, Wyong, Wyong Creek and Yarramalong. This description reflects local government areas in existence in 2015.
Products/industries of the area:
Fruit, vegetables, manufacturing industries, prawning, fishing, tourism and mixed farming.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.