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Apartments on the Parramatta River, Drummoyne
Drummoyne is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Population 11,950 (2016 census)
 • Density 5,173/km2 (13,400/sq mi)
Established 1890
Postcode(s) 2047
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Area 2.31 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Location 6 km (4 mi) W of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s) Reid
Suburbs around Drummoyne:
Huntleys Point Hunters Hill Cockatoo Island
Chiswick Drummoyne Balmain
Five Dock Russell Lea Rozelle

Drummoyne is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Drummoyne is six kilometres west of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative center for the local government area of the City of Canada Bay.

Drummoyne sits on the peninsula between Iron Cove and Five Dock Bay. It is surrounded on three sides by the Parramatta River and, as such, has some of Sydney's best waterfront views. Drummoyne neighbors the similarly historic Five Dock and Abbotsford.


William Wright, a merchant, whaler and sealer bought land in the northern part of the area in 1853. The property was bounded by present-day Lyons Road and Victoria Road. Drummoyne House was built in the Georgian Classical style. It was rectangular in plan with a hipped roof with a concave verandah across the entire front and returned along each side. He named it Drummoyne Park after his family home at Drummoyne on Clyde in Scotland. In Gaelic, Drummoyne means flat topped ridge.


Drummoyne is linked to Rozelle by the Victoria Road and Huntleys Point by the Gladesville Bridge. Victoria Road, one of Sydney's busiest roads, cuts through the heart of Drummoyne en route to the Sydney central business district. Victoria Road's presence makes the CBD transport hub extremely accessible, as numerous and frequent Busways and Transit Systems bus routes from Sydney's west merge in Drummoyne. However, it also leads to a bottleneck during the morning and evening peaks.

Regular Sydney Ferries Parramatta River ferry services from Drummoyne ferry wharf also provide a transport option for Drummoyne residents, servicing the Parramatta-City route.

Afternoon traffic on Victoria Road


In the 2011 census of Population and Housing, the population of Drummoyne stood at 11,378 people, 52.1% females and 47.9% males, with a median age of 39 years. 35.1% of the population was born overseas with England (4%), Italy (2.6%) and New Zealand (2.6%) the most common countries of birth. The five strongest religious affiliations in the area were in descending order: Catholic 34.1%, No Religion 20.0%, Anglican 15.3%, Eastern Orthodox 6.0% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.2%.

Drummoyne's population is wealthier than the Australian average, with a median weekly household income of $2,148, compared with $1,234 in Australia. The most common types of occupation for employed persons were Professionals (36.1%), Managers (22.2%), and Clerical and Administrative Workers (14.7%). 65.1% of the suburbs occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.7% were lone person households and 6.2% were group households.



Drummoyne Rowing Club, formed in 1919, is one of four rowing clubs on Iron Cove in Sydney Harbour. It has occupied its current site at Sister's Bay, Drummoyne since its foundation.

Drummoyne is home to Drummoyne Oval, situated on the banks of the Parramatta River. In 1931, as a depression project, Drummoyne Oval was constructed on the site of a small oval which the Glebe and Balmain Rugby Union Clubs had used for junior matches since 1892. To ensure longevity of tenure, because there were not enough sporting grounds in Sydney, the Glebe Balmain Club decided to change its name to the Drummoyne District Rugby Football Club. It did so without giving up its long-held traditions, the scarlet jumpers of Glebe and its tag, "The Dirty Reds" and the black and gold of Balmain, colours still worn by today's players on their socks. The Drummoyne Rugby Club still plays at Drummoyne Oval as it has done for many years and is its permanent home.

Drummoyne Oval is also a permanent home to Sydney first grade cricket side Balmain-UTS during the summer and occasionally hosts the NSW Blues Cricket side in the Australian domestic limited-overs cricket tournament. With a carpet-like playing surface and large capacity (approximately 8,000), the oval is often used for cricket, Australian rules football and Rugby Union.

Drummoyne Olympic pool is located on the banks of Iron Cove. Filtered chlorine is separated from open water by 3 meters of poolside deck.

The Bay Run is a popular route for runners and walkers.

Drummoyne church
Drummoyne Presbyterian

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