East Gosford is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located immediately southeast of Gosford's central business district. It is part of the Central Coast Council local government area, and occupies an area previously inhabited by the Guringai (Wanangine) People East Gosford is named after the Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, with whom New South Wales Governor George Gipps served in Canada. Archibald Acheson was appointed Governor of British North America in 1835, and conducted a royal commission into the state of affairs in Lower Canada.
At the ABS 2006 census, East Gosford had a population of 3,514 people. This was an increase of 182 people from the 2001 census and an increase of 370 people from the 1996 census. East Gosford residents have a median age of 46 years, compared to the Central Coast average of 40. Median incomes in East Gosford were above the region – $422 compared with $407.