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For the seat in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, see Electoral district of Drummoyne.
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Apartments on the Parramatta River, Drummoyne
Population 11,378 (2011 census)
Established 1879
Postcode(s) 2047
LGA(s) City of Canada Bay
State electorate(s) Drummoyne
Federal Division(s)
Suburbs around Drummoyne:
Parramatta River Parramatta River Parramatta River
Parramatta River Drummoyne Parramatta River
Russell Lea Russell Lea Iron Cove

Drummoyne is a suburb in the Inner West of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Drummoyne is 6 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre 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 Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River and, as such, has some of Sydney's best waterfront views. Drummoyne neighbours 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.


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Iron Cove Bridge duplication looking towards Drummoyne
Afternoon traffic on Victoria Road

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 CBD. Victoria Road's presence makes the CBD transport hub extremely accessible, as numerous and frequent 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 Rivercat services from the Wolseley Street wharf also provide a transport option for Drummoyne residents, servicing the Parramatta-City route.


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.


Coordinates: 33°51′13″S 151°09′14″E / 33.85352°S 151.15402°E / -33.85352; 151.15402

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