Denham Court, New South Wales

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Denham Court
SydneyNew South Wales
Denham Court Anglican Church
Population1,981 (2016 census)[1]
Location44 km (27 mi) SW of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Denham Court:
Leppington Edmondson Park Ingleburn
Leppington Denham Court Bardia
Leppington Varroville St Andrews

Denham Court is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia located 44 kilometres (27 mi) south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the City of Campbelltown, City of Liverpool and City of Camden. It is part of the Macarthur region.

The suburb is one of the most affluent in south-west Sydney, with the median property price standing at $1.60 million in January 2015, over three times higher than the median of properties in surrounding suburbs.[2] The median income also stands noticeably above the average of surrounding suburbs at over $1,900 per week, while the median of surrounding areas stands at $900 per week. Willowdale Estate which was developed by Stockland is one of the most noticeable settlement in Denham Court.[3] The area is most well known for its luxurious properties, including a colonial era compound from which the suburb takes its name [4]


The suburb of Denham Court was named after the 202-hectare (500-acre) land grant of 1810 to Richard Atkins. Gowan Place honours Gowan Flora Macdonald, while McCormack Place notes an early family in the district. Streets of Denham Court which are actually located in Liverpool Council area, such as Springmead Drive, Culverston Avenue and Pembury Close recall the names of early farms, while Cubitt Drive and Cassidy Street note pioneer land-holders such as William Cassidy and Daniel Cubitt.[5]

The Anglican Church was built in 1838, originally as a private chapel. Sunday services continue to be held in the chapel and hall, at 8am and 10am.[6]

Denham Court Post Office opened on 1 May 1862 and closed in 1882.[7]

Heritage listings[edit]

Denham Court has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Denham Court is one of the more affluent suburbs in south western Sydney. It is sometimes referred to as 'the south-western millionaires' row',[9] in reference to the row of mansions along Denham Court Road, where a prominent ridge allows views all the way to Sydney. In 2012, sales in suburb have ranged from A$1 million to offerings of up to A$6 million for a luxurious compound.[10]


According to the 2016 census, Denham Court had a population of 1,981 people. The median age was 35. The median household income was $1,946 per week compared to a national figure of $1,234. The most common ancestries in Denham Court were English 21.7%, Australian 18.0%, Italian 13.9%, Irish 4.7% and Scottish 4.3%. 58.1% of people were born in Australia. 56.9% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic at 5.8%. The most common responses for religion in Denham Court (State Suburbs) were Catholic 31.4%, Not stated 13.5%, Jehovah's Witnesses 12.5%, Anglican 8.6% and No Religion, so described 8.6%. In Denham Court (State Suburbs), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (72.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • John Hopkinson - owner of Hopkinsons Transport[11]
  • John Marsden - solicitor (deceased, 2006)
  • Anton Nasso - Australian World Cup Hairidresser (Castello Bianco, built in 1979)
  • Jim Masterton - owner of Masterton Homes[11]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Denham Court (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Denham Court Property Market". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Campbelltown Demographics (NSW) Local Stats".
  4. ^ "History of Denham Court - Campbelltown City Council". Archived from the original on 30 November 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  5. ^ McGill, Jeff; Fowler, Verlie; Richardson, Keith (1995). Campbelltown's Streets and Suburbs - How and why they got their names. Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society.
  6. ^ "Denham Court - History". Retrieved 11 January 2021.
  7. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Denham Court". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H00212. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.
  9. ^ "The playground of the super wealthy". Daily Telegraph. 22 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Cult Compound in Denham Court for $6m+".
  11. ^ a b "Getting Around Denham Court". POIDB. 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013.

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