New South Wales, Australia
Typical Putney streetscape
Population: 3,192[1]
Postcode: 2112
Coordinates: 33°49′37″S 151°06′22″E / -33.827, 151.106Coordinates: 33°49′37″S 151°06′22″E / -33.827, 151.106
Location: 12 km (7 mi) WNW of Sydney CBD
LGA: City of Ryde
State District: Lane Cove, Ryde
Federal Division: Bennelong
Suburbs around Putney:
West Ryde Ryde Gladesville
Meadowbank Putney Tennyson Point
Rhodes Mortlake Breakfast Point
Putney Kissing Point wharf

Kissing Point Wharf

Putney Anglican Church

St Chad's Anglican Church, Delange Street

Putney is a suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located 12 kilometres (7 mi) west-northwest of the Sydney central business district on the northern bank of the Parramatta River. Its local government area is the City of Ryde.


The suburb's name is derived from its namesake Putney on the River Thames in London. Parramatta River had been known as the 'Thames of the Antipodes' and other nearby suburbs were also named after Thames localities of Greenwich, Woolwich and Henley. [2]

A punt service was established before 1896, crossing the river between Putney Point and Mortlake Point. This service was driven by hand. A cable ferry was created in about 1927, and was officially called the Mortlake ferry. It is the last surviving punt in the Sydney metropolitan area.[3]


Putney is served by Sydney Buses route 507, which travels between the city and Macquarie University via Meadowbank. The Kissing Point ferry wharf, located in the suburb, provides access to the Parramatta River ferry services, with a 20 minute ferry service to Circular Quay. Meadowbank railway station is located beyond the suburb's northwestern boundary.


Putney's facilities include a primary school, post office, sporting fields, parks, a shopping area and a few restaurants. Putney is also home to St Chad's Anglican Church, Delange Road, which was founded in 1912 and whose building is of historical significance. It is named after St Chad of Mercia, who lived in the 7th century and was abbot of several monasteries, as well as a bishop.

Cleves Park contains the grave of Bennelong and a memorial plaque.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Putney (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2009. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs. Angus & Robertson. 1990. p. 211. ISBN 0-207-14495-8. 
  3. ^ Parramatta River Walk, Department of Planning, New South Wales, 1989, p.19
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