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Suburb Profile - Terrey Hills

Terrey Hills is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 25 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.[2]

Terrey Hills is also considered to be part of the Forest District, colloquially known as The Forest. Terrey Hills is a very leafy suburb and in some areas semi-rural, with many people boarding their horses in the area.


Terrey Hills owes its name to the two original land holders Samuel Hills and Obediah James Terrey. Obediah Terrey acquired 640 acres (2.6 km2) in 1881 and Samuel Hills owned 100 acres (0.40 km2) nearby.

The area was naturally used by Aborigines prior to European settlement, and rock carvings exist in some places. One set of carvings is located near Larool Road and depicts hunting scenes with kangaroos, human figures and footprints.

Terrey Hills Post Office opened on 17 June 1935.

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Commercial area

The shopping centre includes an IGA supermarket, a Post Office, specialty shops and a number of restaurants and landscaping and plant suppliers.

Warringah Council has its Volunteer Services Centre located in Thompson Drive. Terrey Hills is home to the Rural Fire Service (RFS), State Emergency Service (SES), Marine Rescue NSW, Citizens Radio Emergency Services Team (CREST) & the Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) under the auspices of the Radio Society (MWRS).

In addition Terrey Hills has its own Rural Fire Station located in the car park adjacent to the Frank Beckman Reserve on Yulong Road. The volunteer brigade is the primary fire-fighting agency for the village and is equipped to fight both bush fires and structural / car fires with two fire engines and a Toyota Hilux support vehicle.


Terrey Hills is also home to the Forest Coach Lines depot, which provides regular bus services to the city and to close suburbs such as Belrose, Davidson and Frenchs Forest as well as the surrounding area. There is also a regular bus to Macquarie University and Macquarie shopping centre. Buses also run to Chatswood and Gordon railway stations, enabling passengers to access train services.

Mona Vale Road is the main road through Terrey Hills, connecting it to the rest of the Northern Beaches to the east, and suburbs such as Chatswood, Hornsby and North Ryde to the west.

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