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SydneyNew South Wales
Cobbitty is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 2,063 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2570
Location 60 km (37 mi) from Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Camden Council
Region Macarthur
State electorate(s) Camden
Federal Division(s) Hume
Suburbs around Cobbitty:
Greendale Bringelly Oran Park
Theresa Park Cobbitty Harrington Park
Brownlow Hill Camden Kirkham

Cobbitty is a rural town of the Macarthur Region near the town of Camden, southwest of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.


The area now known as Cobbitty was originally home to the Muringong, southernmost of the Darug people. Settlement began in the early 19th century following the establishment of John Macarthur's Camden Park Estate nearby.

Cobbitty Post Office opened on 1 May 1869 and closed in 1993.


At the 2016 census, Cobbitty had a population of 2,063 people. A large proportion (79.0%) of these people were born in Australia, with other common countries of birth being England (4.9%), New Zealand (1.2%), Netherlands (0.9%), Germany (0.7%) and Italy (0.5%). 86.1% of people only spoke English at home. The most common responses for religion in Cobbitty were Catholic (36.8%), Anglican (26.0%) and no religion (14.6%). The major industries of employment for people aged 15 years and over in Cobbitty included primary education (3.4%), house construction (2.9%), road freight transport (2.4%), secondary education (2.3%) and hospitals (except psychiatric hospitals) (2.2%).

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