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Allambie Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Manly Dam
Population 7,009 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2100
Elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Location 18 km (11 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s) Wakehurst
Federal Division(s) Warringah
Suburbs around Allambie Heights:
Forestville Frenchs Forest Beacon Hill Brookvale
Killarney Heights Allambie Heights North Manly
Seaforth North Balgowlah Manly Vale

Allambie Heights is a suburb of Northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 17.5 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.


Allambie is an Aboriginal word that means "peaceful place". An estate by that name was subdivided and auctioned in 1918. A "goat track" that roughly follows the existing Allambie Road today, was most likely used by the Aboriginal people to access the ocean beaches at nearby Manly. The suburb was developed in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Allambie Heights Post Office opened on 1 February 1961.

Many of the streets in Allambie Heights are named after notable battles (particularly where Australian Troops served), and prominent allied political leaders of World War II. These include Moresby Place, Owen Stanley Avenue, Wewak Place, Kirra Road, Libya Crescent, Derna Crescent, Tobruk Avenue, Anzio Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue and Churchill Crescent. Darmour Ave is probably named after the Battle of Damour and simply a misspelling.


According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 7,009 residents in Allambie Heights. 71.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.6%, New Zealand 2.1%, China 1.8% and Italy 1.6%. 83.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.8% and Italian 1.6%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were No Religion 33.7%, Catholic 28.1%, and Anglican 18.1%.


Allambie Heights is bordered to the south by the serene and relatively untouched Manly Dam Reserve (also known as War Memorial Reserve) which is the habitat for a number of species of plants and animals. The area is also home to a number of Australian Aboriginal rock carvings. The Garigal National Park sits on the western border. To the north Allambie Heights is bordered by Allenby Park, which includes small patches of rainforest and is bisected by small creeks and waterfalls. Bushfires have destroyed much of the bushland area in recent years, however this is part of the Australian ecology cycle and the forests regenerate fairly quickly.


Allambie Heights is home to three schools:

  • Allambie Heights Public School
  • Arranounbai School
  • The Beach School

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