North Balgowlah, New South Wales

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North Balgowlah
SydneyNew South Wales
North Balgowlah
Population3,667 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation101 m (331 ft)
Location13 km (8 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
Federal division(s)Warringah
Suburbs around North Balgowlah:
Allambie Heights North Manly Manly Vale
Seaforth North Balgowlah Balgowlah
Seaforth Seaforth Balgowlah

North Balgowlah is a suburb of Northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. North Balgowlah is located 13 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council, and part of the Northern Beaches region. North Balgowlah shares the postcode 2093 with the adjacent Balgowlah and Balgowlah Heights.

There is access to Manly Dam Memorial Park from many streets in North Balgowlah for bushwalking, kayaking, swimming, and water-skiing. Manly Dam also has a children's playground which is currently being re-developed, and multiple picnic areas

North Balgowlah is home to a primary school, Community Centre, park and local shops.


Balgowlah was named in 1832 after an Aboriginal word meaning north harbour in reference to its position from Port Jackson. There are multiple Aboriginal sites in the Manly Dam Memorial Park demonstrating an aboriginal settlement.

In July 1988 the peace of North Balgowlah was shattered as a local man fired his gun injuring two people leading to a siege which ended when his body was discovered in his burnt out house on Woodbine Street.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "North Balgowlah (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata