Glenhaven, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Coordinates 33°42′20″S 151°00′12″E / 33.70547°S 151.00334°E / -33.70547; 151.00334Coordinates: 33°42′20″S 151°00′12″E / 33.70547°S 151.00334°E / -33.70547; 151.00334
Population 6,101 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2156
Location 32 km (20 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s) Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Suburbs around Glenhaven:
Annangrove Kenthurst Kenthurst
Kellyville Glenhaven Dural
Castle Hill Castle Hill Dural

Glenhaven is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 32 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of The Hills Shire, part of the Hills District region.


The area was originally called Sandhurst, which remains Glenhaven's most prominent and highest street, Sandhurst Crescent. There was some confusion with mail because of a suburb in Melbourne with the same name. A public meeting was held in 1894 to have the name changed [2] to reflect its valley location. The upper portion of the valley was known as "The Glen", and the lower portion as "The Haven", hence the choice Glenhaven.[3]

Glenhaven is on the route of the Great North Road that linked Parramatta with the Hunter Valley. John Evans, one of the first settlers in the area, used a bullock team to drag timber, and the route he used became known as Evans Road. The area had many wild flowers, including waratahs, Christmas bush, boronias, native roses, and a variety of orchids which thrived there.[4]

Sandhurst Post Office opened on 11 July 1892 and was renamed Glenhaven on 1 January 1893. It closed in 1972.[5]


Glenhaven has three schools, Glenhaven Public School located in Glenhaven Rd and founded in 1889, Lorien Novalis School for Rudolf Steiner Education and Samuel Gilbert Public School.


  • The 603 service to Parramatta via Castle Hill services most of the suburb.
  • The 637 and 638 service to Castle Hill services the eastern portion of the suburb.
  • The 652X service to the Sydney CBD via West Pennant Hills and the M2 runs during peak hour.
  • A train line from Epping to Castle Hill is under construction and is due for completion in 2019.


Glenhaven is generally an upper-middle class suburb, with large grand homes on 1000sqm blocks of land. On the east side of Old Northern Road semi-rural acreages are present, as well as a retirement village and the Flower Power Garden Centre. Since half the suburb is located on a ridge 180-200m high, some of the higher terrain homes have picturesque panoramas of the Blue Mountains.



At the 2011 census, the population was 6,101 people: 2,998 males, 3,103 females.[1] This comprises approximately 4.0% of the Shire's total population.[citation needed] The population of Glenhaven grew by 9.6% from 1996 to 2001.[citation needed] In 2011, the median weekly household income was $2,293 and this was higher than the national median of $1,234.[1]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Glenhaven (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Irene Nix, Glimpses of Glenhaven, Glenhaven Progress Association, Glenhaven NSW, November 1992
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 111
  4. ^ Joan Rowland 2008
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 01-06-2012.