Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches is an area in the northern coastal suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, near the Pacific coast. This area extends south to the entrance of Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), west to Middle Harbour and north to the entrance of Broken Bay. The area was formerly inhabited by the Garigal or Caregal people in a region known as Guringai country.[2]

Northern Beaches
New South Wales
Manly Beach in July 2004
Population252,878 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)
Localities around Northern Beaches:
Central Coast Central Coast Tasman Sea
Forest District Northern Beaches Tasman Sea
North Shore North Shore Tasman Sea

The Northern Beaches district is governed on a local level by the Northern Beaches Council, which was formed in May 2016 from Warringah Council (est. 1906), Manly Council (est. 1877), and Pittwater Council (est. 1992).


The 2011 Australian census found the Northern Beaches to be the most White and mono-ethnic district in Australia, contrasting with its more-diverse neighbours: the North Shore and the Central Coast.[3]

Suburbs and localities


The suburbs of the Northern Beaches district are:[4]


The localities of the Northern Beaches district are:[5] [6]


The following primary, high and K-12 schools are located on the Northern Beaches:


  • AGBU Alexander Primary School
  • Allambie Heights Public School
  • Avalon Public School
  • Balgowlah North Montessori Pre-School
  • Balgowlah North Public School
  • Balgowlah Heights Public School
  • Beacon Hill Public School
  • Belrose Public School
  • Bilgola Plateau Public School
  • Collaroy Plateau Public School
  • Cromer Public School
  • Curl Curl North Public School
  • Dee Why Public School
  • Elanora Heights Public School
  • Farmhouse Montessori Primary School
  • Forestville Montessori School
  • Forestville Public School
  • Frenchs Forest Public School
  • Harbord Public School
  • John Colet School
  • Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School
  • Kambora Public School
  • Killarney Heights Public School
  • Kinma School
  • Manly Village Public School
  • Manly Vale Public School
  • Manly West Public School
  • Maria Regina Catholic Primary School
  • Mimosa Public School
  • Mona Vale Public School
  • Narrabeen Lakes Public School
  • Narrabeen North Public School
  • Narraweena Public School
  • Newport Public School
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School
  • Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
  • Seaforth Public School
  • St Cecilia's Catholic Primary School
  • St John's Catholic Primary School
  • St John The Baptist Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
  • St Kevin's Catholic Primary School
  • St Kieran's Catholic Primary School[7]
  • St Luke's Grammar School (Bayview Campus)
  • St Martin De Porres Catholic Primary School
  • St Rose Catholic Primary School
  • Terrey Hills Public School
  • Wakehurst Public School
  • Wheeler Heights Public School
  • Yanginanook School



International Schools

Closed schools


Notable sports teams include the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles (rugby league), North Harbour Rays, Manly RUFC, Warringah Rugby Club (rugby union), Manly Warringah District Cricket Club (cricket) and Manly United FC (soccer). The Sea Eagles who play in the National Rugby League, and solex play at Brookvale Oval.

See also


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