Northern Beaches

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Northern Beaches
New South Wales
Manly Beach.jpg
Manly Beach in July 2004
Population 258,938 (2013)[1]
LGA(s) Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Northern Beaches:
Central Coast Central Coast Tasman Sea
Forest District Northern Beaches Tasman Sea
North Shore North Shore Tasman Sea

The Northern Beaches is an area in the northern coastal suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, located near the coast of the Pacific Ocean. This area extends south to the entrance of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), west to Middle Harbour and north to the entrance of Broken Bay. The area was formerly inhabited by the Garigal or Caregal people in a region known as Guringai country.[2]

The Northern Beaches district is usually considered to be the area of the Northern Beaches Statistical Subdivision, governed by the local government, the Northern Beaches Council. The 2011 Australian census found the Northern Beaches to be the most White and mono-ethnic district in Australia, contrasting with its more-diverse neighbours: the North Shore and the Central Coast.[3]

Notable sports teams include the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (rugby league), North Harbour Rays, Manly RUFC, Warringah Rugby Club (rugby union) and Manly United FC (soccer). The Sea Eagles who play in the National Rugby League, and Rays play at Brookvale Oval.


The suburbs of the Northern Beaches district are - [4]

Aerial view of a part of Sydney's Northern Beaches, with Pittwater and Scotland Island on the left



The following primary, high and K-12 schools are located on the Northern Beaches:


  • Allambie Heights Public School
  • Beacon Hill Public School
  • Belrose Public School
  • Wakehurst Public School
  • Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School
  • John Colet School
  • Yanginanook School
  • Collaroy Plateau Public School
  • St Rose Catholic Primary School
  • Cromer Public School
  • Kambora Public School
  • St Martin De Porres Catholic Primary School
  • Dee Why Public School
  • St Kevin's Catholic Primary School
  • AGBU Alexander Primary School
  • Forestville Public School
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School
  • Forestville Montessori School
  • Frenchs Forest Public School
  • Mimosa Public School
  • Harbord Public School
  • St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School
  • Killarney Heights Public School
  • Manly Vale Public School
  • St Kieran's Catholic Primary School
  • Narrabeen Lakes Public School
  • Narrabeen North Public School
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
  • Narraweena Public School
  • St John's Catholic Primary School
  • Terrey Hills Public School
  • Kinma School
  • Wheeler Heights Public School
  • Avalon Public School
  • Maria Regina Catholic Primary School
  • St Luke's Grammar School (Bayview Campus)
  • Bilgola Plateau Public School
  • Elanora Heights Public School
  • Mona Vale Public School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
  • Newport Public School
  • Balgowlah North Public School
  • Balgowlah Heights Public School
  • St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School
  • Manly Village Public School
  • Manly West Public School
  • Seaforth Public School



International Schools

Closed schools

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "censusdata". Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Aborigines". Pittwater Library. Retrieved 9 October 2014. 
  3. ^ National Regional Profile: Northern Beaches Sydney
  4. ^ Place name search - Geographical Names Board of NSW. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  5. ^ Pittwater Council Website-Wards & Suburbs. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.
  6. ^ Place name search - Geographical Names Board of NSW. Retrieved on 2014-04-12.

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