North Sydney Council area


The North Sydney Council area is located in Sydney's inner northern suburbs. The North Sydney Council area is predominantly residential, but also has substantial commercial areas, and a naval base in Waverton. Over two-thirds of housing is medium-density (units, townhouses, semi-detached dwellings and terrace houses). The Council area encompasses a total land area of about 11 square kilometres

The key employment sector in the North Sydney Council area is professional, scientific and technical services, and to a lesser extent, financial and insurance services. North Sydney is a key centre for business, with numerous institutions, attractions and venues, including TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute (Bradfield Senior College and Crows Nest Campus), Australian Catholic University (MacKillop Campus), Mater Hospital, the North Sydney CBD, HMAS Waterhen, Admiralty House, Kirribilli House, May Gibbs’ Nutcote Cottage, Luna Park, Norths (North Sydney Leagues Club), Cammeray Golf Club, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Sydney Flying Squadron, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, North Sydney Olympic Pool, North Sydney Oval, North Sydney Circle Walk and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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NOTE: The land use shown in the map is derived from ABS Mesh Block categories. Mesh Blocks broadly identify land use and are not designed to provide definitive land use. It is purely an indicator of the main planned land use for a Mesh Blocks. For more information please refer to ABS Mesh Block categories.

Transportation Networks

  • Warringah Freeway
  • Bradfield Highway
  • Pacific Highway
  • North Shore railway line


  • Sydney GPO 3km
  • Sydney Airport 16km
  • Port Botany 17km
  • Sydney Cove 1km

Major Industrial Precincts

  • McMahons Point (around Mitchell Street and Victoria Street)
  • Waverton (waterfront/marina area)
  • HMAS Waterhen (west of Balls Head Drive, Waverton)

North Sydney Council

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