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Berowra Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
Population 5,264 (2016 census)
Established 1887
Postcode(s) 2081, 2082
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
LGA(s) Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s) Hornsby
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Suburbs around Berowra Heights:
Berowra Waters Brooklyn
Berrilee Berowra Heights Cowan
Hornsby Heights Mount Kuring-gai Berowra

Berowra Heights is an outer suburb of Northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 39 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. Berowra Heights is north-west of the suburb of Berowra and east of Berowra Waters.


Berowra is an Aboriginal word that means place of many winds.

Berowra Heights Post Office opened on 2 September 1968.


According to the 2016 Census of Population, there are 5,264 residents of Berowra Heights. 78.1% of these residents were born in Australia, while the most common other countries of birth are England (7%), New Zealand (1.6%), China (0.8%), The Philippines (0.6%) and South Africa (0.6%). 89.6% of residents only speak English at home, while other languages spoken at home include Mandarin (0.9%), Spanish (0.5%), German (0.5%), Dutch (0.5%) and Russian (0.4)%. The most common religious affiliations are No Religion (34.7%), Catholic (22.8%) and Anglican (20%).


Access to Berowra Heights is by road from Berowra, to the east, via Berowra Waters Road. Alternatively, the Berowra Waters Ferry, a car ferry, connects Berowra Waters with the western end of Berowra Waters Road. Transdev NSW route 599 provides a bus service from Berowra Heights to Berowra railway station and route 597 from Berowra to Hornsby railway station.


Bush fires present a very real threat for the Berowra area due to the proximity of bushland. Fire protection for urbanised parts of Berowra Heights is provided by Station 75 (Berowra) of Fire and Rescue NSW and supported by Community Fire Units. Fire protection for bushland parts of Berowra Heights is provided by the NSW New South Wales Rural Fire Service, through the Berowra Rural Fire Brigade, currently located in High Street in Berowra.

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