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Breakfast Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Park at Breakfast Point
Population 4,188 (2016 census)
 • Density 7,000/km2 (18,000/sq mi)
Established 16 April 1993
Postcode(s) 2137
Area 0.6 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Location 16 km (10 mi) west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around Breakfast Point:
Putney Tennyson Point Gladesville
Mortlake Breakfast Point Cabarita
Concord Concord Cabarita

Breakfast Point is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Breakfast Point is located 16 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. It is in the local government area of the City of Canada Bay.


According to historical records, the suburb name is derived from the first contact between Europeans and the traditional owners of the land, the Wangal Clan. The encounter took place on 5 February 1788 during Captain John Hunter's exploration of the Parramatta River, while Hunter was having breakfast. William Bradley, First Lieutenant on board HMS Sirius, recorded the following entry in the log:

We landed to cook breakfast on the opposite shore to them (Breakfast Pt.). We made signs to them to come over and waved green boughs. Soon after which 7 of them came over in 2 canoes and landed near our boats. They left their spears in the canoes and came to us. We tied beads etc. about them and left them our fire to dress their muscles which they went about as soon as our boats put off.

Hunter, who was later to become Governor of New South Wales, is also remembered in the name of the nearby suburb of Hunters Hill.


Breakfast Point Community Hall
Breakfast Point Community Hall

According to the 2016 census of Population, there were 4,188 residents in Breakfast Point. 53.9% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 11.0%, England 4.0% and South Korea 2.7%. The most common ancestries in Breakfast Point were English 18.0%, Chinese 15.2%, Australian 13.9%, Irish 8.0% and Italian 6.9%. 57.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 11.3%, Cantonese 5.0%, Korean 3.4% and Italian 3.2%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 30.9%, No Religion 28.7% and Anglican 10.9%.


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