Glossodia, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Population2,828 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation51 m (167 ft)
Location68 km (42 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Hawkesbury
State electorate(s)Hawkesbury
Federal division(s)Macquarie
Suburbs around Glossodia:
East Kurrajong and Tennyson East Kurrajong East Kurrajong and Wilberforce
Tennyson Glossodia Wilberforce
North Richmond Freemans Reach Freemans Reach and Wilberforce

Glossodia is a semi-rural suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glossodia is located 68 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Hawkesbury.


Glossodia was formerly known as "Currency Creek" and its name was changed in 1922. The name Glossodia originates from a small genus of mostly purple orchids from Australia, which grow in the area.[2]


According to the 2016 census, there were 2,828 residents in Glossodia. 86.9% of people were born in Australia and 91.7% of people spoke only English at home. The most common ancestries were Australian 33.5%, English 30.1%, Scottish 6.4%, Irish 6.3% and Maltese 5.9%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 29.5%, Anglican 29.0 and No Religion 24.6%.[1]


The suburb is home to Glossodia Public School. The area includes a day care centre, Community Centre, shops, and soccer fields, all within walking distance of the school. It is also the location of the Sydney Guide Dog Centre.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glossodia (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 February 2019. Edit this at WikidataCC-BY icon.svg Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.</
  2. ^ Nichols, Michelle (2004). Pictorial History Hawkesbury. Kingsclear Books. p. 40.
  3. ^ "Guide Dogs Centre | Guide Dogs NSW/ACT". Retrieved 17 May 2012.

Coordinates: 33°32′04″S 150°46′56″E / 33.53432°S 150.78231°E / -33.53432; 150.78231