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Silverdale: Rural Living
Silverdale is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°56′32″S 150°34′48″E / 33.94222°S 150.58000°E / -33.94222; 150.58000Coordinates: 33°56′32″S 150°34′48″E / 33.94222°S 150.58000°E / -33.94222; 150.58000
Population 3,682 (2016 census)
Established 1828
Postcode(s) 2752
Location 55 km (34 mi) west of Sydney
LGA(s) Wollondilly Shire
County Camden
Parish Warragamba
State electorate(s) Wollondilly
Federal Division(s) Hume
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.8 °C
75 °F
10.6 °C
51 °F
771 mm
30.4 in
Localities around Silverdale:
Blue Mountains National Park Warragamba Wallacia
Blue Mountains National Park Silverdale Greendale
Blue Mountains National Park Werombi Cobbitty

Silverdale is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Wollondilly Shire. Approximately 30 minutes from the city of Camden, Silverdale is close to the historic township of Warragamba, and the main water supply for Sydney, Warragamba Dam.

In 2019, a boa constrictor snake skin was found on a building site, causing panic in the local area. Since then, the snake has not been located.

The town's development increased with the construction of the dam. Silverdale is remarkably isolated from the increasing urbanisation of the Penrith City area, although the new housing estates are an example of increasing development in the area.


Silverdale is only accessible via Silverdale Road, southbound up Baines Hill from Penrith or northbound from Oakdale. The nearest rail transport is Penrith railway station, Sydney, with buses from this location during the morning and afternoon. Construction of the Second Sydney Airport, due to commence in 2016, will be in the nearby town of Badgerys Creek.


In the 2011 census, the population of Silverdale was 3,439. Silverdale is a popular location for families, accounting for more than 85% of households in the township. The weekly median household income in 2011 was $1,806, significantly higher than the NSW median weekly income for households of $1,237.


The local primary school is Warragamba Public School and Holy Family Primary school in Luddenham. The feeder high school for the region used to be Elderslie High School near Camden (35 km distance). The feeder high school changed to Glenmore Park High School in 2009 (24 km distance). Private schools in the region include Nepean Christian School (15 km distance), Penrith Christian school and many children travel to Caroline Chisholm College in Glenmore Park and St Dominicas College Kingswood, both of which have buses to the area.

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