Glenwood, New South Wales

Glenwood is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Glenwood is located 33 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Glenwood is part of the Hills District and Greater Western Sydney region.

Sydney, New South Wales
Gurdwara Sahib Sikh temple
Coordinates33.734°S 150.934°E / -33.734; 150.934
Population16,130 (2016 census)[1]
Location33 km (21 mi) W of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)Riverstone
Federal Division(s)Greenway
Suburbs around Glenwood:
Parklea Stanhope Gardens Kellyville
Acacia Gardens Glenwood Bella Vista
Kings Park Kings Langley Baulkham Hills


Glenwood takes its name from an historic property in the area, named 'Glenwood Park' in the 1940s, but previously known as Norfolk Vale (1846–1882), and Sorrento (1882–1941). It was formally recognised as a suburb in 1996.[2]

It is noted as the first site to be developed within the Rouse Hill Development area.

Heritage listings

Glenwood has a heritage-listed site, which is:


At the 2011 census, there were 15,325 residents in Glenwood. The population was younger than average, with a median age of 32, and 26.6% of people aged 14 years and under. Just over half of people were born in Australia, with the top other countries of birth being India 29.5%, Philippines 5.1% and Sri Lanka 2.5%. Almost half of residents spoke a language other than English at home. These languages included Punjabi 6.7%, Hindi 5.4% and Tagalog 3.1%. Most dwellings were separate houses and these tended to be large, with 81.6% having 4 or more bedrooms.[1]

In the 2016 Census, there were 16,130 residents in Glenwood. The median age of the population was 34, younger than the median age for New South Wales and Australia (38 years). 23.2% of the people were 14 years and under. 51% of Glenwood's residents were born in Australia, 33.5% were born in India, 4.8% were born in the Philippines, 2.8% in Sri Lanka, 2% in China and 1.9% in Fiji. Only English was spoken in 50.1% of the homes but other languages spoken at home included Punjabi 9.5%, Hindi 5.6%, Tagalog 2.9%, Mandarin 2.6% and Sinhalese 2.1%. [4]


The Westlink M7 Motorway runs along the southern border of the suburb and provides a link to the M2 Hills Motorway. Old Windsor Road borders the suburb to the east & Sunnyholt Rd borders the suburb to the west & north.

Glenwood is served by Bella Vista railway station and Norwest railway station on the Sydney Metro Northwest, with high frequency services to Macquarie Park and Chatswood.

Metroconnect by Hillsbus provides an on demand bus service connecting Glenwood with Bella Vista, Norwest and Hills Showground stations.

Hillsbus provides services to Rouse Hill (602X, 607X, 617X, T63, T64, T65, T66 – note that the 617X does not stop at the Rouse Hill Town Centre, rather, it terminates at Adelphi St, 607X services proceed to Rouse Hill Town Centre), Parramatta (T63, T64, T65, T66), North Sydney (602X) and Sydney CBD (607X, 616X, 617X) whilst Busways provides regular services to Norwest Business Park (730, 745), Blacktown (730), Bella Vista (745) and Castle Hill (730).

The suburb is serviced by Burns and Sorrento stations on the Blacktown-Parklea branch of the North-West T-way, and Burns, Balmoral, Celebration, Meurants and Norbrik stations on the Rouse Hill-Parramatta section of the T-way.


Glenwood High School, Caddies Creek Public School, Parklea Public School and Holy Cross Primary School.

Valentine Sport Park

Valentine Sport Park, at which the headquarters of Football NSW are located, in Glenwood is a multipurpose sporting complex which caters for various groups, as well as individuals.

Sporting clubs

Sporting clubs in the Glenwood suburb include:

Rugby League

  • Northwest Hurricanes Junior Rugby League Club
  • St Patricks Blacktown Junior Rugby League Club (despite the name, this club is based in Glenwood.)


  • Glenwood Netball Club

Association Football

  • Glenwood Redbacks Soccer Club

Rugby Union

  • Blacktown Warriors Rugby Union Football Club
  • Norwest "Bulls" Junior Rugby Union Club


  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Glenwood (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. [ Suburbs of Blacktown City Council]
  3. "Exeter Farm". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00205. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. "2016 Census Quickstats Glenwood (NSW)". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Government. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
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