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New South Wales, Australia

Naremburn St Leonards Catholic Church
St Leonards Catholic Church, Naremburn
Population: 5,474 [1]
Established: 1853
Postcode: 2065
Area: 1.71 km² (0.7 sq mi)
Location: 6 km (4 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Willoughby
State District: Willoughby
Federal Division: North Sydney
Suburbs around Naremburn:
Willoughby Northbridge Northbridge
Artarmon Naremburn Cammeray
St Leonards Crows Nest Cammeray
File:Map Willoughby nsl.jpg

Naremburn is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Naremburn is located 6 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Willoughby.


The suburb name dates to the 1800s but its origin cannot be verified. Naremburn was originally known as Central Township. It was also known as Dogtown or Struggletown. The earliest land grants in the area were granted to Humphrey Evans and Peter Dargan in 1794.[2]

Naremburn Post Office opened on 20 March 1882 and closed in 1986.[3]

Commercial area and transportEdit

Naremburn has a small shopping strip on Willoughby Road about ten minutes' walk from Crows Nest.

The Warringah Freeway to the city runs through the suburb. The closest railway station is St Leonards railway station on the North Shore, Northern & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network.


Former primary schoolsEdit

Until the 1990s, there were two primary schools operating — St Leonard’s Catholic Primary School, and, Naremburn Public School — both on Willoughby Road. The Catholic school shared the same site as the adjacent Catholic church, and, the public school was located opposite on Willoughby Road. Changing demographics and corresponding lack of demand led to both schools being closed within five years of each other. The former Catholic school is now a creative arts learning centre. The former public school is now a housing development. Join Naremburn Public School Alumni if you were a student



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Naremburn (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 183
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
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