Kurri Kurri is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Cessnock LGA. In the 2011 census its population was 5,772. Kurri Kurri is the largest town in a group of towns and hamlets, including Stanford Merthyr, Pelaw Main, Weston and Abermain, for which the ABS publishes population estimates. The estimated population of Kurri Kurri - Weston was 17,241 as at June 2014.
Kurri Kurri's name comes from the local Awabakal language where it has a meaning similar to "the beginning" or "the first".
The town's economy today is largely based on the surrounding wineries now that the aluminium smelter closed in 2012.