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SydneyNew South Wales
Population 3,620 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2104
Elevation 104 m (341 ft)
Location 31 km (19 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Northern Beaches Council
State electorate(s) Pittwater
Federal Division(s) Mackellar
Suburbs around Bayview:
Church Point Scotland Island Clareville
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Bayview Newport
Ingleside Mona Vale Mona Vale

Bayview is a suburb in Sydney's Northern Beaches region, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 31 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Northern Beaches Council.

Bayview is a hilly suburb, bounded by Pittwater to the north; Mona Vale to the east and south; and Church Point, Kuringai Chase and Ingleside to the west.


Bayview takes its name from a description of its location, providing a "view" across "Pittwater". Governor Arthur Phillip took a short journey of exploration from Manly to this area in March 1788 and named it Pitt Water after William Pitt, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the time. Captain John Hunter prepared a map showing the bays and inlets in 1792.

One of the first settlers was Patrick Bryan, who built a house in 1821 on the current site of the Bayview Golf Links.

A number of tetrahedron tank traps can be found off Pittwater Road on the water side in Bayview. These tank traps are a little-known remnant of WWII defence along Sydney's Northern Beaches.


According to the 2016 census, there were 3,620 residents in Bayview. 67.5% of residents were born in Australia, with the most common other country of birth being England (11.2%). 87.0% of residents spoke only English at home. The most common responses for religious affiliation were No Religion 31.2%, Anglican 24.2% and Catholic 20.2%.

Of the occupied private dwellings in Bayview. 58.5% were separate houses, 28.6% were semi-detached and 12.7% were flats or apartments.

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