Forest District (Sydney)

The Forest District (or simply the Forest) is an area in the north of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. These suburbs are located within the local government area of Northern Beaches Council in Sydney's Northern Beaches region.

The Forest District is a descriptive name for the area which is located amongst the bushland of Kuring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park, east of Middle Harbour. The regional designation is largely unofficial with suburbs and localities that are considered to be in the "Forest District" being somewhat amorphous and varies accordingly.


The suburbs of the Forest District or Forest Area are:


The localities of the Forest Area or Forest District are:

  • Austlink
  • Bantry Bay
  • Sorlie
  • Wakehurst
  • Skyline


The Forest District is served mostly by Forest Coachlines, as part of the Region 14 Contract. This could also be a considered a way to define the region. State Transit Northern Beaches run some services


The Forest area is home to wide variety of public, Catholic, independent, specialist and alternative education schools:

State Schools

  • Kambora Public School
  • Davidson High School
  • Belrose Public School
  • Wakehurst Public School
  • Mimosa Public School
  • Frenchs Forest Public School
  • The Forest High School
  • Forestville Public School
  • Killarney Heights Public School
  • Killarney Heights High School
  • Terrey Hills Public School

Catholic Schools

  • St Martin De Porres Catholic Primary School
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School

Independent Schools

  • John Colet School
  • Covenant Christian School
  • Northern Beaches Christian School
  • AGBU Alexander Primary School

Specialist Schools

  • The German International School
  • Sydney Japanese School
  • Aspect Vern Barnett School

Alternative Education Schools

  • Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School
  • Kinma School
  • Forestville Montessori School
  • Yanginanook School


Some of the associations in which people living in the Forest District participate in include:

  • Northern Sydney Rebels Gridiron Club [1]
  • Forest District Rugby Union Club [2]
  • Forestville Ferrets Junior Rugby League Club [3]
  • Forest Lions Junior Australian Football Club (AFL) [4]
  • Belrose Eagles Rugby League Club [5]
  • Belrose Netball Club [6]
  • Forest Netball Club
  • Forest/Killarney Soccer (Football) Club
  • Belrose-Terrey Hills Raiders Soccer (Football) Club
  • Wakehurst Football Club (Soccer) [7]


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  2. "RugbyNet — Forest District Rugby Club - 2011 Season". Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. "Forestville Ferrets Junior Rugby League Club". 2 February 1967. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  4. "Forest AFL-Home of the Forest Lions Junior AFL Club". Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  5. "NEWS — Belrose Eagles — FOX SPORTS PULSE". Belrose Eagles. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  6. "NEWS — Belrose Eagles — FOX SPORTS PULSE". Belrose Eagles. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  7. "Wakehurst Football Club — Home of the mighty tigers, Frenchs Forest, Northern Beaches". Retrieved 23 November 2013.

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