Lane Cove North

Coordinates: 33°48′25″S 151°09′50″E / 33.807°S 151.164°E / -33.807; 151.164
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Lane Cove North
SydneyNew South Wales
Helen Street Reserve,
Lane Cove North
Lane Cove North
Population11,436 (2016 census)[1]
Established20 January 2006
Location11 km (7 mi) NW of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)Lane Cove
Federal division(s)North Sydney (Lane Cove) Bradfield (Willoughby)
Suburbs around Lane Cove North:
North Ryde North Ryde Chatswood West
North Ryde Lane Cove North Lane Cove
East Ryde Lane Cove West Lane Cove West

Lane Cove North is a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Lane Cove North is located 11 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of the Municipality of Lane Cove and the City of Willoughby. Lane Cove and Lane Cove West are separate suburbs.

Boundaries are Pacific Highway in east, Epping Road in the south, Lane Cove River in the west and Chatswood Golf Course in the north. The Local Government boundary is Mowbray Road.


The suburb of Lane Cove was founded as a World War II veterans' home grant area.

Lane Cove North became a separate suburb on 20 January 2006.[2]

In 2005, the area briefly caught the attention of the world's press when part of an apartment block[note 1] collapsed into an excavation for the Lane Cove Tunnel and a pet bird in the evacuated block was rescued by a robot.[3] The area is undergoing significant redevelopment.

Heritage listings[edit]

Lane Cove North has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  • Mowbray Public School

Churches and Temples[edit]

Sport and recreation[edit]

  • Lane Cove Rugby Club and Lane Cove Junior Rugby Club, Tantallon Oval
  • Lane Cove Tigers Junior Rugby League club, Tantallon Oval
  • North Sydney Athletics and Northern Suburbs Little Athletics, Chatswood War Memorial Athletic Field
  • Tennis Club, corner of Hatfield Street and Mowbray Road
  • Scouts, Avian Crescent


  • Tantallon Oval, cnr Epping Road and Tantallon Street
  • Chatswood War Memorial Athletic Field, Mowbray Road
  • Batten Creek Reserve, Kullah Parade
  • Stringybark Reserve, Karilla Avenue
  • Helen Street Reserve, Helen Street
  • Mindarie Park, Cnr Mindarie and Kullah Streets
  • Coolaroo Park, Moola Parade
  • Girraween Park, Girraween Street
  • Stokes Park, Stokes Street
  • Mowbray Park, Ulm Street
  • Mowbray Primary Oval, Hatfield Street


At the 2016 census, the suburb of Lane Cove North recorded a population of 11,436. Of these:[1]

  • Age distribution: The median age was 34 years, compared to the national median of 38 years. Children aged under 15 years made up 17.2% of the population (national average is 18.7%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.2% of the population (national average is 15.8%).
  • Ethnic diversity : 51.7% of people were born in Australia, compared to the national average of 66.7%; the next most common countries of birth were China 5.9%, England 3.9%, India 3.1%, New Zealand 1.8% and Hong Kong 1.8%. 58.2% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 6.8%, Cantonese 4.3%, Spanish 2.0%, Japanese 1.9% and Nepali 1.9%.
  • Finances: The median household weekly income was $2,161, compared to the national median of $1,438. This difference is also reflected in real estate prices, with the median mortgage payment in Lane Cove North being $2,400 per month, compared to the national median of $1,755.
  • Transport: On the day of the Census, 34.8% of employed people used public transport as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 47.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).
  • Housing: 69.4% of occupied private dwellings were flats, units or apartments; 24.1% were separate houses, and 6.4% were semi-detached (row or terrace houses, townhouses etc.). The average household size was 2.4 people.
  • Religion: The most common response for religion was No Religion (34.9%); the next most common responses were Catholic 21.6% and Anglican 10.5%.


  1. ^ The apartment block was classified as being in Lane Cove at the time of the collapse, but it is now classified as being in the suburb of North Lane Cove


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lane Cove North (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Lane Cove North". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 June 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  3. ^ "Commuter chaos to go on after tunnel collapse". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 November 2005.; "Tweety's free as a bird". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 November 2005.
  4. ^ "Chatswood South Uniting Church and Cemetery". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H00694. Retrieved 18 May 2018. Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.

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