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SydneyNew South Wales
Population 335 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2159
Location 38 km (24 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Hornsby Shire
State electorate(s) Hornsby
Federal Division(s) Berowra
Suburbs around Berrilee:
Arcadia Berowra Waters
Arcadia Berrilee Berowra Heights
Galston Hornsby Heights Mount Ku-ring-gai

Berrilee is a semi-rural suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Berrilee is located 38 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of Hornsby Shire and is part of the North Shore region.

Berrilee sits on the western shore of Berowra Creek, which empties into the Hawkesbury River.


Berrilee is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal word 'Buraillee' possibly having something to do with mouth or food.


According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 335 residents in Berrilee. 70.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 6.9%, Thailand 3.6% and New Zealand 2.7%. 83.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Thai 3.6%, German 1.2% and Dutch 0.9%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were No Religion 28.4%, Catholic 20.1% and Anglican 18.6%.

Local area

Berrilee is a small town, without any "stores", to speak. There is one small store near Berowra Waters and another in Arcadia. There was a primary school, but due to a lack of students (there were less than seven), it closed down in 1957.

Coordinates: 33°36′56″S 151°05′53″E / 33.61547°S 151.09811°E / -33.61547; 151.09811

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