Long Point, New South Wales

Coordinates: 34°0′43″S 150°53′49″E / 34.01194°S 150.89694°E / -34.01194; 150.89694
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Note: There are several other locations in New South Wales also called Long Point.
Long Point
SydneyNew South Wales
Aerial view (looking west) of Long Point and Ingleburn.
Long Point is located in New South Wales
Long Point
Long Point
Coordinates34°0′43″S 150°53′49″E / 34.01194°S 150.89694°E / -34.01194; 150.89694
Population202 (2011 census)[1]
Location46 km (29 mi) south-west of Sydney
LGA(s)City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s)Macquarie Fields
Federal division(s)Werriwa
Suburbs around Long Point:
Macquarie Fields Macquarie Fields Holsworthy
Ingleburn Long Point Holsworthy
Ingleburn Holsworthy Holsworthy

Long Point is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Long Point is located 46 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown.


Situated on a bend in the Georges River, this area was long known as Long Point, Long Nose Point or just The Point until formally being dubbed Long Point in 1975. The land was first granted to settler Thomas Mills in the early 19th century before being consumed by William Redfern's Campbellfields Estate a few years later. Later it was considered part of Macquarie Fields. In the 1930s high-profile gangsters from East Sydney would use small houses set up in Long Point bushland as hiding places from the law.

Sand was mined in the area for a number of years and once mining work was completed, access trails were preserved for the fire brigade. It was preserved as a Scenic Protection Area in the 1970s by Campbelltown Council.[2]


Long Point is a scenic protection neighbourhood. The area now has a camping site that accommodates up to 120 people. The area also contains a Coptic Orthodox Church.


Numerous koala sightings have been made in Long Point. These are regularly reported in the local newspaper the Macarthur Advertiser in the Mac Koala column. The area has been referred to as "death adder valley" due to the large population of death adder snakes in the area. There have been many incidents with snakes biting people in this area and it has been advised by the local government to avoid this particular camping spot.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Long Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 April 2015. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "History of Long Point". Campbelltown City Council. Archived from the original on 28 April 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2008.