Burradoo, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Burradoo is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°29′S 150°24′E / 34.483°S 150.400°E / -34.483; 150.400Coordinates: 34°29′S 150°24′E / 34.483°S 150.400°E / -34.483; 150.400
Population 2,555 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1861
Postcode(s) 2576
LGA(s) Wingecarribee Shire
Region Southern Highlands
County Camden
Parish Mittagong
State electorate(s) Wollondilly
Federal Division(s) Whitlam
Localities around Burradoo:
Berrima Burradoo East Bowral
Moss Vale

Burradoo /ˈbʌrəd/ is a suburb of Bowral, in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire.[2] In the 2011 census, Burradoo had a population of 2,555 people.[1]

The village is considered an expensive area in the Southern Highlands (among others including residential areas including Mount Gibraltar, Knotts Hill, Central Bowral, Kangaloon, and East Kangaloon). This is because Burradoo is home to a few historic manor houses and large modern architectural homes on small acreages. Often Burradoo is compared to parts of England largely reflected in the architecture & gardens.

Burradoo comes from an Aboriginal phrase meaning many brigalow trees.[2]


Burradoo is host to two independent, co-educational, secondary day schools:

  • Oxley College is built on the estate of Elvo, the former home of Septimus Alfred Stephen and later of Arthur Wigram Allen,[3] and recently had its 25th year anniversary. The school now has a primary schooling facility.
  • Chevalier College is built on the estate of Riversdale House, the former home of the descendants of Henry Osborne. It is a relatively rare example of the smaller scale domestic buildings of John Horbury Hunt in the Arts & Crafts style of Federation architecture and includes a house, ballroom and two chapels.[4] Whilst the School originally was a boys boarding school in the 1970s, it has become a co-educational college including day students. In 2003 the boarding houses were shut and the college is now the largest in the Southern Highlands and also the largest single employer in the Southern Highlands.

Notable residents[edit]


Burradoo railway station is a part of the Southern Highlands Line on the NSW TrainLink network.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Burradoo (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 April 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Burradoo". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 
  3. ^ State Library of New South Wales – Albums of photographs of the Allen family, taken between 1890-1934 by Arthur Wigram Allen Retrieved 23 June 2013
  4. ^ The Office of Environment and Heritage – Chevalier College Retrieved 23 June 2013