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SydneyNew South Wales
Population 3,585 (2016 census)
Established 1972
Postcode(s) 2168
Location 35 km (22 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Liverpool
State electorate(s) Liverpool
Federal Division(s) Werriwa
Suburbs around Ashcroft:
Heckenberg Mount Pritchard Liverpool
Sadleir Ashcroft Liverpool
Cartwright Lurnea Liverpool

Ashcroft is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 35 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool.


The suburb was formed as part of the Housing Commission's Green Valley development. It was named Ashcroft after the pioneering family in the district that gave the land for the site of this development. The Ashcroft family was active in establishing meat wholesaling and retailing activities at the Homebush abattoir. E.J. Ashcroft was a butcher at Liverpool in the 1890s. Although named earlier, Ashcroft was officially gazetted on 7 April 1972. Ashcroft Post Office opened on 3 May 1965 and closed in 1985.


According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 3,585 people in Ashcroft.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.
  • 53.4% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 7.0%, Lebanon 5.5% and Iraq 3.5%.
  • 39.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Arabic 19.2% and Vietnamese 10.7%.
  • The most common responses for religion were Islam 20.6% and Catholic 19.5%.

Notable landmarks

The small Ashcroft side corner shop which contains a food takeaway shop, a hairdresser's and a doctors surgery also boasts a mural on the side of the building on Carpenter Lane. The mural depicts a waterfall flowing into the ocean and a forest with a tropical bird and frog in the trees.

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