Naremburn, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°49′09″S 151°11′59″E / 33.81925°S 151.19971°E / -33.81925; 151.19971
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SydneyNew South Wales
St Leonards Catholic Church, Naremburn
Naremburn is located in New South Wales
Coordinates33°49′09″S 151°11′59″E / 33.81925°S 151.19971°E / -33.81925; 151.19971
Population5,924 (2021 census)[1]
 • Density3,464/km2 (8,973/sq mi)
Elevation74 m (243 ft)
Area1.71 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location6 km (4 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Willoughby
State electorate(s)Willoughby
Federal division(s)North Sydney
Suburbs around Naremburn:
Willoughby Northbridge Northbridge
Artarmon Naremburn Cammeray
St Leonards Crows Nest Cammeray

Naremburn is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Naremburn is located 6 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Willoughby.


The suburb name dates to the 1800s but its origin cannot be verified. Naremburn was originally known as Central Township. The earliest land grants in the area were granted to Humphrey Evans and Peter Dargan in 1794.[2]

A small cave in Flat Rock Gully near Naremburn, was believed to be where Henry Lawson, the Australian writer and bush poet, slept off his frequent visits to Australian pubs.

Naremburn Post Office opened on 20 March 1882 and closed in 1996.[3]


In the 2021 Census, there were 5,924 people in Naremburn. 62.2% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 5.7%, China (without SARs and Taiwan) 3.5%, New Zealand 2.1%, India 2.1% and Hong Kong 2.0%. 73.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 4.2%, Cantonese 4.0%, Japanese 1.5%, Spanish 1.2% and Arabic 1.1%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 45.7%, Catholic 22.7%, Anglican 11.4% and Buddhism 2.4%.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

Naremburn has a small shopping strip on Willoughby Road about ten minutes' walk from Crows Nest.


Former primary schools[edit]

Until the 1990s, there were two primary schools operating – St Leonard's Catholic Primary School, and, Naremburn Public School – both on Willoughby Road. The Catholic school shared the same site as the adjacent Catholic church, and, the public school was located opposite on Willoughby Road. Changing demographics and corresponding lack of demand led to both schools being closed within five years of each other. The former Catholic school is now a creative arts learning centre. The former public school is now a housing development.


Bus routes 114 from Balmoral and 115 from Sydney CBD travel through Naremburn to Chatswood, with stops located along Willoughby Road.

The closest railway station is St Leonards railway station on the Northern and North Shore & Western Lines of the Sydney Trains network.

The Warringah Freeway to the city runs through the suburb.



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Naremburn (State Suburb)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 6 November 2023. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 183
  3. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.

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