Hornsby Heights, New South Wales

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Hornsby Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
Hornsby Heights view from Rofe Park.jpg
Hornsby Heights viewed from Rofe Park
Population6,305 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density612.1/km2 (1,585/sq mi)
Area10.3 km2 (4.0 sq mi)
Location27 km (17 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s)Hornsby
Federal Division(s)Berowra
Suburbs around Hornsby Heights:
Galston Berrilee Mount Ku-ring-gai
Galston Hornsby Heights Mount Colah
Dural Hornsby Asquith

Hornsby Heights is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Hornsby Heights is located 27 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire.

Hornsby Heights lies to the north of Hornsby. The suburb's northern boundary and western boundary are defined by Berowra Creek, as far south as Galston Road. South of Galston Road, the western boundary, falls generally west of Berowra Creek. Walls Gully forms the eastern boundary. The southern boundary of Hornsby Heights is north of the Hookhams Corner locality.[3] The following localities are in Hornsby Heights: Black Ash, Outlook, Galston Gorge, Montview, Somerville, Rofe Park.


The name Hornsby is derived from Convict-turned-Constable Samuel Henry Horne, who took part in the apprehension of bushrangers Dalton and MacNamara on 22 June 1830. In return he was granted land which he named Hornsby Place.


At the 2011 census, there were 6,192 residents in Hornsby Heights. The majority of people were born in Australia and the most common ancestries were English, Australian and Irish. The median weekly household income was high at $2,053. Most dwellings were separate houses and these tended to be large, with 50.9% having 4 or more bedrooms. Home ownership was popular, with 38.8% of people owning their home outright and 51.3% paying off a mortgage. The median monthly mortgage payment was $2,383 and this was higher than the national figure of $1,800.[4]


Hornsby Heights is dominated by parks. The suburb is encircled by the Berowra Valley Regional Park. Parks within Hornsby Heights are Rofe Park and Montview Oval. Rofe Park is located on Galston Road and has a leash-free dog area. Crosslands Reserve, a camping and picnic area is at the northern end of Hornsby Heights. Hornsby Heights also contains small parks such as Ulolo, off Galston Road, and Leonora Close Park, off Sommerville Road. Many of these can be found around various quiet streets.[3]

The Galston Gorge to Crosslands section of the Great North Walk runs along the western boundary of Hornsby Heights.

Rofe Park, being used as a helicopter base during a bushfire


At the 2011 census, 20.3% of employed people travelled to work on public transport and 58.6% by car (either as driver or as passenger).[4]


Hornsby Heights is serviced by bus route number 596, operated by Transdev NSW. The bus runs in a loop from Hornsby railway station. The loop takes in Galston Road, Somerville Road and the area around Montview Oval (Montview Parade and McKay Road). On a weekday the buses run between the approximate hours of 6am and 9pm. A reduced service operates on weekends and public holidays.


A cycling track exists along Galston Road, starting at Hookhams Corner and ending at Rofe Crescent.[5]


Schools in Hornsby Heights include Hornsby Heights Public School [6] and Hornsby North Public School.[7] Hornsby North Public School sits on the boundary between Hornsby and Hornsby Heights.[8] Hornsby Heights Public School celebrated its 50th birthday in 2011.


Saint Luke's Anglican Church is located at 155 Galston Road.[9][10]

Hornsby Heights lies within the Ku-ring-gai Chase Catholic parish.[11]

Hornsby Heights Baptist Church is at 110A Galston Road, next to the shopping centre.[12]



Hornsby Heights Sports Club[13]

1st Hornsby Heights Scout Group[14]

St Luke's Railway Modellers Club[15]

Community groups[edit]

The NSW Rural Fire Service's control centre for the Hornsby – Ku-ring-gai region is located at 143 Galston Road in Hornsby Heights.[16]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hornsby Heights (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 12 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Postcode search Archived 3 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine., Results for Hornsby Heights, Australia Post (accessed 19 June 2006)
  3. ^ a b Sydway street directory, 11th edition (2006), Map 194-195
  4. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Hornsby Heights (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2012. Edit this at Wikidata
  5. ^ "Open Street Map". Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  6. ^ Hornsby Heights Public School's website
  7. ^ Hornsby North Public School's website
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney: Proposal to Change the Provisional Parish of Hornsby Heights to a Parish Archived 25 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ SydneyAnglicans.net: Parish Contact List
  11. ^ Ku-ring-gai Chase Catholic Parish website Archived 13 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT Location Directory from Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT
  13. ^ Hornsby Heights Sports Club's website
  14. ^ 1st Hornsby Heights Scout Group's website
  15. ^ Australian Model Railway Association Incorporated club listing
  16. ^ Kur-ing-gai Council information on bushfires Archived 4 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 33°40′20″S 151°05′56″E / 33.67220°S 151.09880°E / -33.67220; 151.09880