Henley, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Henley Parramatta River.JPG
Henley, view from Chiswick
Population469 (2016 census)[1]
Location9 km (6 mi) from CBD
LGA(s)Municipality of Hunter's Hill
State electorate(s)Lane Cove
Federal division(s)North Sydney
Suburbs around Henley:
Gladesville Huntleys Cove Huntleys Point
Gladesville Henley Huntleys Point
Abbotsford Chiswick Drummoyne

Henley is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Henley is located 9 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Hunter's Hill. Henley sits on the northern side of the Parramatta River. Henley is the smallest suburb in Australia, at 0.3 km2.[2]


The suburb's name is derived from its namesake Henley, by the banks of the Thames in Oxfordshire, England. Parramatta River had been known as the 'Thames of the Antipodes' and other nearby suburbs were also named after Thames localities of Greenwich, Woolwich and Putney.

European settlement[edit]

Henley was originally known as Blandville, after Dr William Bland (1789-1868) who was transported for killing a fellow naval officer in a duel. Bland arrived in 1814 but was pardoned in 1815 and began a private practice. Bland resided in the city but owned the land here that he subdivided in 1866.


In the 2016 Census, there were 469 people in Henley. 70.1% of people were born in Australia and 66.6% of people spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 29.4% and No Religion 25.6%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Henley (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 January 2018. 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. ^ "The secrets of Australia's smallest suburb: Why is Henley so sought-after - realestate.com.au". www.realestate.com.au. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  • The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8

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Coordinates: 33°50′33″S 151°08′05″E / 33.84252°S 151.13475°E / -33.84252; 151.13475