Terrey Hills, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales
Aboriginal rock carving, Larool Road
|Location||25 km (16 mi) north of Sydney CBD|
Terrey Hills is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 25 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.
Terrey Hills is also considered to be part of the Forest District, colloquially known as The Forest. Terrey Hills is a very leafy suburb and in some areas semi-rural, with many people boarding their horses in the area.
Terrey Hills owes its name to the two original land holders Samuel Hills and Obediah James Terrey. Obediah Terrey acquired 640 acres (2.6 km2) in 1881 and Samuel Hills owned 100 acres (0.40 km2) nearby.
Geologically the area is best known for development of laterite atop of the Hawkesbury Sandstone, and a good exposure of this near the water tower (Terrey Hills Playing Fields) was nominated as geoheritage in 2015.
The area was used by Aborigines prior to European settlement, and rock carvings exist in some places. One set of carvings is located near Larool Road  and depicts hunting scenes with kangaroos, human figures and footprints.
Terrey Hills Post Office opened on 17 June 1935.
Warringah Council has its Volunteer Services Centre located in Thompson Drive. Terrey Hills is home to the Rural Fire Service (RFS), State Emergency Service (SES), Marine Rescue NSW, Citizens Radio Emergency Services Team (CREST) & the Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) under the auspices of the Radio Society (MWRS).
In addition Terrey Hills has its own Rural Fire Station located in the car park adjacent to the Frank Beckman Reserve on Yulong Road. The volunteer brigade is the primary fire-fighting agency for the village and is equipped to fight both bush fires and structural / car fires with two fire engines and a Toyota Hilux support vehicle.
Terrey Hills is also home to the Forest Coach Lines depot, which provides regular bus services to the city and to close suburbs such as Belrose, Davidson and Frenchs Forest as well as the surrounding area. There is also a regular bus to Macquarie University and Macquarie shopping centre. Buses also run to Chatswood and Gordon railway stations, enabling passengers to access train services.
Terrey Hills is home to six schools:
- Northern Beaches Christian School
- The Sydney Japanese School
- Terrey Hills Public School
- German International School Sydney
- Forestville Montessori School Secondary Campus
Sport and recreation
There are also sporting facilities including two golf courses, two tennis centres with numerous courts available, and several BMX tracks where competitions and races are held. Rotary International has a branch in Terrey Hills branch, that meets regularly at one of the local restaurants.
The Terrey Hills Wolves are the local Rugby Union Club. They play in the Sydney Suburban Rugby sixth division Meldrum Cup competition. Their clubhouse is on the club's home ground, Yulong Oval. The local soccer team is The Belrose Terrey Hills Raiders.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Terrey Hills (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 February 2008.
- Gregory's Sydney Street Directory, Gregory's Publishing Company, 2007
- Book of Sydney Suburbs, Francis Pollon, Angus and Robertson, 1990, page 254
- Gregory's Sydney Street Directory, Gregory's Publishing Company, 1983-1984
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "School Location." (Archive) Sydney Japanese International School. Retrieved on 4 January 2014. "112 Booralie Road, Terrey Hills, NSW 2084 Australia"
- "Contact Us." German International School Sydney. Retrieved on 7 April 2015. "33 Myoora Road Terrey Hills NSW 2084"