Berrilee, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Population224 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation160 m (525 ft)
Location38 km (24 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s)Hornsby
Federal division(s)Berowra
Suburbs around Berrilee:
Arcadia Berowra Waters
Arcadia Berrilee Berowra Heights
Galston Hornsby Heights Mount Ku-ring-gai

Berrilee is a semi-rural outer suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Berrilee is located 38 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire and is part of the Hills District region.

Berrilee sits on the western shore of Berowra Creek, which empties into the Hawkesbury River.


Berrilee is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal word 'Buraillee' possibly having something to do with mouth or food.[2]


According to the 2016 census, there were 224 people in Berrilee. 81.6% of people were born in Australia and 87.2% of people only spoke English at home.[1]

Local area[edit]

Berrilee is a small town, without any "stores", to speak. There is one small store near Berowra Waters and another in Arcadia. There was a primary school, but due to a lack of students (there were less than seven), it closed down in 1957.[3] It re-opened shortly after but closed down and the property was sold in 2005.[4]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Berrilee (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 May 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Traditional Aboriginal Names for the Regions and Features in The Hills Shire" (PDF). The Hills Shire. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Berrilee Public School". Archived from the original on 20 November 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 November 2018. Retrieved 7 November 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 33°36′56″S 151°05′53″E / 33.61547°S 151.09811°E / -33.61547; 151.09811