Wedderburn, New South Wales

Coordinates: 34°7′34″S 150°49′4″E / 34.12611°S 150.81778°E / -34.12611; 150.81778
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SydneyNew South Wales
Wedderburn is located in New South Wales
Coordinates34°7′34″S 150°49′4″E / 34.12611°S 150.81778°E / -34.12611; 150.81778
Population633 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation250 m (820 ft)
  • 57 km (35 mi) south-west of Sydney
  • 18 km (11 mi) north of Appin
  • 53 km (33 mi) north of Wollongong
LGA(s)City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s)Campbelltown
Federal division(s)Macarthur
Suburbs around Wedderburn:
St Helens Park Holsworthy Holsworthy
Gilead Wedderburn Woronora Dam
Appin Appin Woronora Dam

Wedderburn is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Wedderburn is located 57 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.

Wedderburn is the only Campbelltown suburb on the right bank of the Georges River. A steep gorge and heavy bush gives Wedderburn the atmosphere of a small country town rather than the suburban norm. The causeway on Wedderburn Road, which provides the main link to Campbelltown, is known to flood during heavy rain, increasing Wedderburn's isolation.[2]

A small airport, Wedderburn Airport, operated by the New South Wales Sports Aircraft Club, is located to the south of the suburb.


Wedderburn was originally home to the Tharawal people and settlers from European backgrounds did not come to the area until the 1880s. In clearing the land, they established orchards which are still used today. The first Wedderburn Bridge was built in 1892 and a school and post office were established in 1896. Electricity did not reach Wedderburn until 1952. Increasing environmental awareness has seen Campbelltown Council keen to protect the gorges around Wedderburn and O'Hare's Creek Gorge to the east is set to become a national park.[2][3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Gracius Joseph Broinowski (1837–1913), a Polish-born artist and ornithologist who published a six-volume book on the birds of Australia.
  • Kevin O'Keefe OAM and Julie O'Keefe, entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
  • Dr Ross Field
  • Dr Lakshman Prasad, prominent medical practitioner in Campbelltown and philanthropist
  • Kath Robinson, senior lecturer at The University of Sydney
  • David Fairbairn (artist) (1949– ), artist and winner of the Dobell Drawing prize 1999 and the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2002.[4]

Artists from the Widden Weddin group:


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wedderburn (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "History of Wedderburn". Campbelltown City Council. Retrieved 13 April 2008.
  3. ^ Liston, C: Campbelltown: The Bicentennial History, Allen & Unwin, 1988: pp. 1–2.
  4. ^ "DUGONGS OF HINCHINBROOK II". Retrieved 24 August 2019.