Kurmond, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Kurmond is located in New South Wales
Coordinates33°33′4″S 150°41′24″E / 33.55111°S 150.69000°E / -33.55111; 150.69000Coordinates: 33°33′4″S 150°41′24″E / 33.55111°S 150.69000°E / -33.55111; 150.69000
Population852 (2016 census)[2]
Location70.5 km (44 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Hawkesbury[1]
State electorate(s)Hawkesbury
Federal Division(s)Macquarie
Suburbs around Kurmond:
Kurrajong Hills Kurrajong The Slopes
Grose Vale Kurmond North Richmond
Grose Vale Grose Vale North Richmond

Kurmond is a village 70.5 km west of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the City of Hawkesbury between Kurrajong and North Richmond on Bells Line of Road.

In the 2016 census, Kurmond recorded a population of 852 people.[2] It has a small shopping centre including a post office, with two restaurants further east to North Richmond (all located on Bells Line of Road)

In his memoir From Kurmond Kid to Cancer Crusader, oncologist Fred Stephens describes growing up on a soldier settler block at Kurmond in the 1930s. The area was well known at that time for its orchards and soldier settlement houses. The village has one school, Kurmond Public School.

Kurmond was home to the original Airlite windows factory in the 1960s.

Notable residents include F.B Mackenzie, who was a local orchardist and advocate for farmer and community issues in the area. Prime Minister Ben Chifley would often stop at the Mackenzie farm on his way home to Bathurst (at that time Kurmond was in his electorate). Rowley McMahon founded a bus company after walking home from the then Grose Vale train station at the end of the Second World War which went on to become Westbus.

Originally known as Longleat, the name "Kurmond" is a derivative of neighbouring town names Kurrajong and Richmond.


  1. ^ "Kurmond". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kurmond (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 November 2014. Edit this at Wikidata