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SydneyNew South Wales
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View of Cremorne from Willoughby Bay
Population 11,227 (2016 census)
 • Density 6,888/km2 (17,840/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2090
Elevation 85 m (279 ft)
Area 1.63 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) north-east of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) North Sydney Council
State electorate(s) North Shore, Willoughby
Federal Division(s) North Sydney, Warringah
Suburbs around Cremorne:
Cammeray Northbridge Mosman
Neutral Bay Cremorne Mosman
Neutral Bay Cremorne Point

Cremorne is a suburb on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, located 6 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of North Sydney Council.

Cremorne Junction is a locality within the suburb. Immediately adjacent to the suburb, to the south, is the small residential suburb of Cremorne Point. Cremorne is situated between Mosman and Neutral Bay.


Aboriginal culture

Prior to the arrival of the First Fleet, the area in which Cremorne is situated was inhabited by the Cam-mer-ray-gal group of the Ku-ring-gai Aboriginal nation. The group, which inhabited the north shore of Port Jackson, was one of the largest in the Sydney area.

European settlement

Cremorne was named after the Cremorne Gardens in London, a popular pleasure ground in England, which derives from Gaelic words meaning 'boundary' and 'chieftain'. Cremorne, the Anglicisation of the Gaelic name Críoch Mhúrn, the Bounds of Mourne, was the home district of an Irish aristocrat who gave his name to his London residence in what became the Cremorne Gardens. Other sources claim that rather than referring to a Chieftain, it refers to the territorial area of an ancient tribal group in County Monaghan. The Cremorne Gardens, Sydney were established on the peninsula leading to Robertson Point in 1856, following the Cremorne Gardens, Melbourne in 1853, just two of many such developments throughout Australia from the mid-nineteenth to early twentieth century. Although the Gardens closed in 1862, they gave their name both to the suburb at their location at Cremorne Point and to the suburb of Cremorne itself to the north.


At the 2016 census, there were 11,227 residents in Cremorne. Of these:

  • 56.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 7.2%, New Zealand 3.1%, China 2.3%, South Africa 1.8% and Japan 1.8%. The most common ancestries in Cremorne were English 25.8%, Australian 16.6%, Irish 10.2%, Scottish 7.4% and Chinese 5.2%. 72.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.6%, Japanese 2.1%, Cantonese 2.0%, Spanish 1.5% and French 1.1%.
  • The median weekly household income was $2,348, significantly higher than the national median income of $1,438.
  • The residents were a similar spread of ages to the rest of Australia; their median age was 38 years, the same as the median for the rest of the country. Children aged under 15 years made up 14.9% of the population (national average is 18.7%) and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population (national average is 15.8%).
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 35.2%, Catholic 22.5%, Anglican 15.4%.
  • The average household held only 2.1 people.


All transport to and from Cremorne is by road or water. Military Road connects Cremorne to Neutral Bay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the west, and to Mosman to the east.

Transport between Military Road and Sydney CBD is available via Keolis Downer Northern Beaches routes such as 100, 151, 169, 178, 243, 244, 245, 247 and E69. Other bus routes on Military Road provide regular services to the business districts in North Sydney, Chatswood and the Northern Beaches. The Sydney Ferries Mosman route runs between Cremorne's two wharves, Cremorne Point and Old Cremorne, and Circular Quay.


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