Winston Hills, New South Wales

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Winston Hills
SydneyNew South Wales
Winston Hills (New South Wales) with Parramatta Skyline in distance.png
Street scene in front of St Pauls at Oakes Road with Parramatta Skyline in distance.
Population11,674 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation70 m (230 ft)
Location28 km (17 mi) west of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)Seven Hills
Federal Division(s)Mitchell
Suburbs around Winston Hills:
Seven Hills Baulkham Hills Baulkham Hills
Seven Hills Winston Hills Northmead
Toongabbie Old Toongabbie Constitution Hill

Winston Hills is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Winston Hills is located 28 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government areas of the City of Parramatta and The Hills Shire. Winston Hills is part of the Hills District region of Greater Western Sydney.


Winston Hills was named after Britain's Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874–1965) during World War II. With the name being preferred to Churchill Hills. In the early days, this area was named Model Farms (a name retained in a local high school - see below) as this was the area where a model farm was developed to show settlers the types of crops that could be grown in different seasons.

Development of the suburb began in the 1960s by Hooker Rex,[2] and there is little undeveloped land left. In 2009 the last remaining large parcel of vacant land, at Buckleys Hill, started to be developed. There is not much natural bushland left in the suburb, except for the creek corridors, like Toongabbie Creek. It was transferred from the local government area of the City of Blacktown to the City of Parramatta in 1972.

Winston Hills from Old Windsor Road.

Some streets are named after great writers such as Bronte Place, Shelley Street, Twain Street[2] and Homer Street which also links to other street names from Greek mythology such as Troy Place, Hera Place, Nestor Street, Ixion Street, Eros Place, Remus Place, Romulus Street, Olympus Street and Atlas Place. Other group of streets are named after great scientists Einstein, Volta, Lister, Edison and Marconi[2] or Biblical figures such as Goliath, Gideon and Esther.[3]

A residence on Oakes Road was sold in December 2011. This property had been owned by the late Frank Whiting. The building on the site was once the accommodation for the staff who worked on the dairy situated on Oakes Road up to what is now Rebecca Parade. This dairy was operated by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. It operated during the Second World War years. Frank purchased the property when the dairy closed in the late 1940s and Frank clearly remembered the One Tree Hill Golf course that ran from behind the dairy along what is now Rebecca Parade and Goliath Avenue up to Old Windsor Road.

Heritage listings[edit]

Winston Hills has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


In the 2016 Census, there were 11,674 people in Winston Hills. 69.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China 2.9%, England 2.8%, India 2.5%, New Zealand 1.7%, and South Korea 1.3%. 72.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 3.4%, Mandarin 3.1%, Cantonese 2.3%, Korean 1.9%, and Hindi 1.3%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 33.9%, No Religion 19.6% and Anglican 16.1%.[1]

Commercial area[edit]

Winston Hills, New South Wales

Winston Hills Mall is a shopping centre that features a Big W discount department store, Woolworths supermarket, Coles supermarket, Aldi supermarket, over 75 specialty shops and a food court. "The Winston" is a pub and restaurant located next to the shopping mall. Further east along Caroline Chisholm Drive is a small shopping centre known as the Chisholm Centre. On the southern side of the hill is a small shopping centre called the Lomond Centre.


Primary Schools

Winston Hills Public School[5]

Built-in 1970, Winston Hills Public School was originally considered to be called "Model Farms Public School" due to the original name of the area which had been changed only a few years earlier to "Winston Hills".

Winston Heights Public School[6]
St Paul the Apostle[7]

Senior Schools

Model Farms High School

Sport and recreation[edit]

Winston Hills has Girl Guides, Scouts, rugby league, baseball, football and netballclubs. The football club (The Bears) is one of the largest in suburban Sydney.

In 1983, Winston Hills Warriors Baseball Club was established after breaking away from Baulkham Hills. WHBC started playing at Col Sutton Park, just down the road from Model Farms High School. Winston Hills is one of the best clubs in senior A grade baseball in Sydney.

In 2010, the Winston Hills Girl Guides joined worldwide celebrations for the centenary (100th birthday) of the Guiding movement during the nationally acclaimed 'Year of the Girl Guide'. The Winston Hills Scouts also mark the 40th anniversary for their district.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Winston Hills". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c All Aboard The Steam Tram”, Hills to Hawkesbury Living, 5 February 2017. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 272
  4. ^ "Toongabbie Government Farm Archaeological Site". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01903. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ Winston Hills Public School
  6. ^ Winston Heights Public School
  7. ^ St Paul the Apostle

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°46′39″S 150°58′40″E / 33.77747°S 150.97788°E / -33.77747; 150.97788