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Glenmore Park, New South Wales

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Glenmore Park
SydneyNew South Wales
Blue Hills Wetland
Population25,021 (SAL 2021)[1]
Elevation48 m (157 ft)
Area8.3 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Location54 km (34 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Penrith City Council
State electorate(s)Badgerys Creek
Federal division(s)Lindsay
Suburbs around Glenmore Park:
Jamisontown South Penrith Orchard Hills
Regentville Glenmore Park Orchard Hills
Mulgoa Mulgoa Orchard Hills

Glenmore Park is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glenmore Park is located 54 kilometres (34 mi) west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Glenmore Park is south of Jamisontown and South Penrith with its boundary being the M4 Motorway. The suburbs of Regentville and Mulgoa are located to its west and south, while Orchard Hills runs along its eastern boundary with the Northern Road as its dividing line. Glenmore Park is one of Penrith City's largest and most rapidly developing housing estates. Its development has been carefully planned to cater for the social, economic and recreational needs of its residents.


European settlement[edit]

Following the arrival of British settlers, the colonial government granted land in the area to one of New South Wales' leading private citizens, Sir John Jamison (1776–1844), who arrived in Sydney in 1814. Sir John acquired further parcels of land adjoining his original property, thus establishing a magnificent agricultural estate which he called Regentville. In 1824, Sir John constructed a lavish mansion on the Regentville estate. Sadly, however, the mansion burned down in the 1860s due to arson.

Aboriginal culture[edit]

Prior to European settlement, what is now Glenmore Park was home to the Mulgoa people who spoke the Darug language. They lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle governed by traditional laws, which had their origins in the Dreamtime. Their homes were bark huts called 'gunyahs'. They hunted kangaroos and emus for meat, and gathered yams, berries and other native plants.[2]

Henry Cox, another prominent local landowner, (the son of William Cox) also built a residence in the area. He called it Glenmore.[3] Built in 1825, Cox's residence has since lent its name to the modern locality.

The area's land stayed largely rural until the 1970s, when the first residential sub-divisions commenced. Initially, the locality was known as "Peachtree" but Penrith Council later adopted the more historical-sounding Glenmore Park.[4]


Glenmore Parkway is the main road in the suburb. It connects with the Northern Road which in turn provides connection with both Penrith and the M4 Western Motorway. The M4 provides quick connection to greater Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Busways provides three bus services in the area which connect Glenmore Park with Penrith. The 797 bus travels via Mulgoa Road and Floribunda Avenue, before arriving at Glenmore Park Shops and then looping around Surveyors Creek Road and The Lakes Drive,[5] while the 799 bus travels via Mulgoa Road and Alison Drive, before arriving at Glenmore Park Shops, followed by a short trip around Shearwater Drive and Ridgetop Drive to St Andrews Drive, before returning the same way.[6] A 2008 report in the Sydney Morning Herald described the suburb as "designed without consideration of public transport".[7] According to the 2016 census 78.3% of residents travelled to work by car, 3.1% worked at home and 10% by public transport. In the 2021 census this figure was 1.8% via public transport, 30.2% working at home and 51.7% who drove, this figure may be higher than normal working at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic in New South Wales.[8][9]


Glenmore Park has four primary schools, two high schools, and a special needs school.

Bethany and Caroline Chisholm are owned and managed by the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta.

Fernhill School (established in 2017) is a K-12 school for students who have moderate to severe intellectual and physical disabilities.[10][11]



According to the 2021 census, there were 25,021 people in Glenmore Park.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.7% of the population.
  • 76.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were India 3.6%, England 2.9%, Philippines 1.9%, New Zealand 1.3% and South Africa 0.6%.
  • 80.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 2.5%, Arabic 1.4%, Hindi 1.0%, Tagalog 0.9% and Mandarin 0.7%.
  • The most common responses for religion were Catholic 32.9%, No Religion 27.7%, Anglican 15.9 and Hinduism 2.6%, a further 3.3% of respondents elected not to disclose their religion.[9]

The residents are primarily young families living in detached houses. The median age of people in the suburb was 34, younger than the national median of 38. 57.6% were couples with children compared to the national average of 43.7%. Of the occupied private dwellings in Glenmore Park, 90.6% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached and 2.0% were flats or apartments. Most dwellings were owned with a mortgage (53.4%) rather than owned outright (22.8%) or rented (22.7%). The median household income ($2,526 per week) was substantially higher than the national median ($1,746).[9]

One of many water courses in Glenmore Park.
Glenmore Loch, Glenmore Park

As such, the population is typically local families, many of whom are home-owners or aspiring home-owners. Suburbs like Glenmore Park are often considered part of the mortgage belt of Western Sydney. There are some units and semi-detached houses in the shopping centre area, though the majority are detached with reasonable size house blocks, well kept gardens and abundant mature native trees.


Local Government[edit]

Glenmore Park is located in South Ward of Penrith City Council. In 2021, the following councillors were elected to represent South Ward: Jim Aitken OAM (Ind), Mark Davies (Lib), Sue Day (IND), Karen McKeown (ALP) and Mark Rusev (Lib).[12]

State Government[edit]

Glenmore Park is located in the electorate of Badgerys Creek. Tanya Davies MP (Lib) was elected to represent the electorate in 2023.

Federal Government[edit]

Glenmore Park is located in the electorate of Lindsay. The current member is Melissa McIntosh (Lib). She was elected at the 2019 Australian federal election.


Rugby League[edit]

Glenmore Park's rugby league club is the Glenmore Park Brumbies. They play home games at Ched Towns Reserve (Like all other Glenmore Park-based sports clubs), and play in the colours white, maroon and gold. Their logo is based on an old Brisbane Broncos logo.

Football (Soccer)[edit]

Glenmore Park's football club is Glenmore Park FC.[13] They play in purple, yellow and white. They are the largest football club in the Nepean district as administered by the Nepean Football Association.


Glenmore Park's cricket club is the Glenmore Park Cricket Club. They play in black pants and a silver shirt.


Glenmore Park’s Netball club is the Glenmore Park Netball Club. They play in green, blue. They play in the Penrith District Netball Association.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Glenmore Park (suburb and locality)". Australian Census 2021 QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2022. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Dharug Aboriginal History". Christopher Tobin. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-26.
  3. ^ "William Cox, Builder". Archived from the original on 11 May 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Penrith Local Suburb Profiles - Glenmore Park". Penrith City Council. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 31 July 2007.
  5. ^ "797 Bus Timetable" (PDF). CDCBus. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  6. ^ "Route 799 Bus Timetable" (PDF). CDCBus. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2009.
  7. ^ "The build a suburb then find the buses don't fit". Fairfax. 16 June 2008. Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. Retrieved 15 June 2008.
  8. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glenmore Park". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  9. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Glenmore Park". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 May 2024. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Big Fernhill welcome for Premier". Penrith Press. 5 May 2017. Archived from the original on 20 May 2024. Retrieved 20 May 2024 – via The Daily Telegraph.
  11. ^ "Welcome to our school". www.fernhill-s.schools.nsw.edu.au. 12-40 Ridgetop Drive Glenmore Park NSW 2745. Archived from the original on 20 May 2024. Retrieved 17 February 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  12. ^ Kidd, Richard; Herrmann, P. City of Penrith. Australian Election Company https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/images/council/councillors/declaring_the_election_penrith_2021.pdf. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 May 2024. Retrieved 25 April 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Home". glenmoreparkfootball.com.au. Archived from the original on 3 July 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.