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Postcode: 2540

Jervis Bay ACT

Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay is a large bay between the state of New South Wales and the Jervis Bay Territory. HMAS Creswell is located in between Jervis Bay Village and Greenpatch in the Jervis Bay Territory.

Jervis Bay is named after the British Admiral John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent; it was named in 1791 by Richard Bowen. George Bass also entered the Bay when he surveyed the South East coast of Australia in 1797. Jervis pronounced his name “Jarvis,” but many residents of Jervis Bay pronounce it with an ‘er’ sound. Jervis Bay has been officially recorded as having the whitest sand in the world.

Jervis Bay has to the south GreenpatchJervis Bay Territory; Hyams Beach, and Bowen Island (Australia) in the Jervis Bay Territory. In New South Wales, it has Vincentia to the west; Callala Bay and Hare Bay to the north, and the Beecroft Peninsula with bays like Perpendicular Bay. To the south of the peninsula is Point Perpendicular which is a bombing range for the Royal Australian Navy.

Tourism in Jervis Bay is one of the most important avenues of income for many of the local residents, with many businesses orienting themselves toward tourism in and around Jervis Bay. Tourist information for Jervis Bay is provided by local not-for-profit community-based volunteer association Jervis Bay Tourism Inc, and via a government funded tourist radio service.

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Time in Jervis Bay

Like all of ACT, the time in Jervis Bay is set to GMT +11

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