Pendle Hill, New South Wales

Coordinates: 33°48′27″S 150°57′19″E / 33.80750°S 150.95528°E / -33.80750; 150.95528
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Pendle Hill
SydneyNew South Wales
Pendle Hill shopping centre in 2007
Pendle Hill is located in New South Wales
Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill
Coordinates33°48′27″S 150°57′19″E / 33.80750°S 150.95528°E / -33.80750; 150.95528
Population7,247 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density3,774/km2 (9,776/sq mi)
Elevation45 m (148 ft)
Area1.92 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location29 km (18 mi) west of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Pendle Hill:
Toongabbie Toongabbie Old Toongabbie
Girraween Pendle Hill Wentworthville
Greystanes Greystanes South Wentworthville

Pendle Hill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Pendle Hill is located 29 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government areas of Cumberland Council and City of Parramatta and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.[2]


George Bond (1876–1950), an American who came to Australia in 1909,[3] established a cotton picking business in 1903. It was Australia's first attempt to spin and weave cotton from cotton farms that the company owned in Queensland. Lancashire was the centre of England's cotton industry, and Pendle Hill is a hill in the heart of the Lancashire cotton industry. It seems likely this is where the town gained its name. George Bond was originally in the business of importing hosiery and underwear but during World War I began manufacturing hosiery in Redfern and by 1925 was producing a quarter of Australia's output of hosiery and knitted garments. Bond Industries Limited became a public company in 1927.

The railway station at Pendle Hill opened here on 12 April 1924. The first government school opened in 1955 and the first post office was opened in 1956 by Postmaster Sqn. Ldr.[Rtd] Richard R. Purdie M.B.E. and his wife Elsie. Nearby "Purdie Lane" is named after these long time pioneers of Pendle Hill.[4]

In 1975, the Maltese Monument was unveiled at Civic Park, Pendle Hill; with the President of Malta and builder Frank Cefai. It is a Bicentennial gift from the Maltese Community "to commemorate the presence, contribution and development of the State of NSW by the Maltese community". An annual memorial service is held at the Monument to mark the anniversary of the Maltese uprising, known as "Sette Giugno", which occurred on 7th June 1919 against British rule, which is now a national holiday in Malta.

Commercial area[edit]

Pendle Hill has a large shopping centre with just over 50 specialty shops beside the railway station. It contains many supermarket, discount stores, grocery shops, specialty shops, real-estate agent, bank, and cafes, fish markets and butchers.


Pendle Hill railway station on the Main Western line was opened in 1924 and currently is served by the T1 and T5 services of Sydney trains.



Civic Park is a large park located just west of the railway station. It connects the shopping centre to the suburb of Girraween, and is frequently used as a thoroughfare for pedestrians heading to and from the railway station. Civic Park now contains two tennis courts and a half court basketball facility.

Binalong Park (also known as Binalong Oval) is a large oval in the north of Pendle Hill bordering Toongabbie. The park contains two tennis courts, four netball courts and four ovals. These both are particularly popular for sporting lessons, and weekend sporting events. The grounds are home to the Pendle Hill Tigers football club [1] who compete in the Granville district Football Association and Pendle Hill Colts Cricket Club, who compete in the Parramatta District Cricket association, competitions at both junior and senior level. The netball courts are the training venue for Pendle Hill Netball Club Inc., who compete in the Blacktown City Netball Association competitions at junior and senior level.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Pendle Hill (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 14 March 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Cumberland City Council".
  3. ^ Karskens, Grace. Holroyd: A Social History of Western Sydney. Kensington, New South Wales: New South Wales University Press, 1991.
  4. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8