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Bringelly, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°55′18″S 150°43′56″E / 33.92178°S 150.73234°E / -33.92178; 150.73234
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SydneyNew South Wales
Population2,507 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation85 m (279 ft)
Location57 km (35 mi) from Sydney
State electorate(s)Badgerys Creek
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Bringelly:
Luddenham Badgerys Creek Bradfield
Greendale Bringelly Rossmore
Cobbitty Cobbitty Catherine Field
Oran Park

Bringelly (/brɪŋɛli/) is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the Northern Road between Penrith and Camden. It has a public school. Bringelly is also the name of a local hill.


Bringelly was a name given to a district of Sydney in the early 19th century and later a parish of the County of Cumberland. The Parish of Bringelly also included the neighbouring suburbs of Greendale, Wallacia and Badgerys Creek. Robert Lowe was granted 1,000 acres (400 ha) in the parish of Bringelly in 1812 and is believed to be the first British settler in the area.[2]

By 1818, most of the land had been granted and was being cleared for farms. The principal surgeon of New South Wales, D'Arcy Wentworth, received a grant in the area. Legend has it that The Wild Colonial Boy Bold Jack Donahue also used the suburb as a hideout and was eventually killed on Wentworth's property.[2]

Another property of note is Kelvin, also known as The Retreat, which was built in 1820 by Thomas Laycock Jnr. A Georgian farmhouse, Kelvin is surrounded by a garden and is listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register[3] and the (now defunct) Register of the National Estate.[4]

Luddenham Post Office opened on 1 January 1857 and was renamed Bringelly in December 1863.[5] Bringelly Public School opened in 1878. Local government came to the area in 1906 with the creation of the Shire of Nepean, covering the area from Hoxton Park west to the Nepean River and south as far as Narellan. The Shire never thrived and when the New South Wales Government amalgamated a number of local councils in 1948, it was divided amongst Penrith, Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden. In the process, the suburb of Bringelly was split between Liverpool and Camden Councils and remains so to this day.[2]


Bringelly is adjacent to Badgerys Creek, site of the future Western Sydney Airport. The NSW Government plans to build a new commercial centre in Bringelly's north, which is intended to emerge as the city's third commercial centre behind Sydney and Parramatta. In March 2021, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the new centre would be in honour of Sydney Harbour Bridge engineer Dr John Bradfield. The name was chosen by a committee following a call for public submissions in 2020. Berejiklian said that "The name Bradfield is synonymous with delivering game-changing infrastructure".[6]

Bradfield was also the name of a suburb in Sydney's North Shore district between 1924 and 1977.[7]


In the 2016 Census, there were 2,507 people in Bringelly. 73.0% of people were born in Australia. 68.8% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 4.9% and Arabic 4.7%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 46.9%, Anglican 13.4% and No Religion 11.4%.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

Bringelly has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Notable residents[edit]

Commercial area[edit]

There is 2 storey shopping mall, Bringelly Village Shopping Centre.[8]


Bringelly has reasonably easy road access to Penrith and Camden via The Northern Road and to Liverpool and the M5 Motorway via Bringelly Road. The only public transport in the area consists of bus routes 855 and 856 operated by Transit Systems, connecting Bringelly to Liverpool via Rossmore, Austral, Hoxton Park and Cartwright.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bringelly (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 September 2018. Edit this at Wikidata Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ a b c "History of our suburbs: Bringelly". Liverpool City Council. Archived from the original on 18 April 2008. Retrieved 12 April 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Kelvin". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H00046. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.
  4. ^ The Heritage of Australia, Macmillan Company, 1981, p. 2/41
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 11 April 2008.
  6. ^ "New city at Aerotropolis to be named 'Bradfield'". Western Parkland City Authority. 16 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Garden suburb on northern heights named Bradfield". The Sunday Times (Sydney). 18 November 1928. p. 11.
  8. ^ "Bringelly Shopping Mall Official Website". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  9. ^ "Interline route 855". Transport for NSW.
  10. ^ "Interline route 856". Transport for NSW.

33°55′18″S 150°43′56″E / 33.92178°S 150.73234°E / -33.92178; 150.73234