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Kurri Kurri is a small town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Cessnock LGA. At the 2016 census, its population was 6,044. Kurri Kurri is the largest town in a group of towns and hamlets, including Stanford Merthyr, Pelaw Main, Weston, Abermain and Heddon Greta, called Kurri Kurri – Weston by the ABS. Its estimated population was 17,241 at 2016 census.
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.