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St Ives Chase
SydneyNew South Wales
Ku-ring-gai area
Population 3,087 (2011 census)
 • Density 874.5/km2 (2,265/sq mi)
Established 1855
Postcode(s) 2075
Area 3.53 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 18 km (11 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Ku-ring-gai Council
Suburbs around St Ives Chase:
North Turramurra Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
North Turramurra
St Ives
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St Ives Chase is a bushland suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. St Ives Chase is 18 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. St Ives is a more developed adjacent suburb and St Ives Chase covers the area approximately north of Toolang Road and west of Collins Road. The neighbouring suburb of North Turramurra is separated by a section of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. It is a separate suburb from St Ives, which lies to its south.


By road, St Ives Chase can only be accessed via St Ives. Warrimoo Avenue is the main road used to access streets in St Ives Chase. Many properties sit very close to the bush. As St Ives Chase has no through traffic, there are rarely traffic delays in the suburb. Residents driving from St Ives Chase will first encounter peak hour traffic trying to join or cross Killeaton Street or Mona Vale Road in St Ives. A common route to the city is via the North Shore's Eastern Arterial Road.

Buses to St Ives Chase include Forest Coach Lines route 195 to/from Gordon railway station and route 194/594 from St Ives through St Ives Chase to the city. North Turramurra and Bobbin Head are accessible via bush tracks in the National Park.


At the 2011 census, St Ives Chase recorded a population of 3,087. Of these:

  • The median age was 42 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 20.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.8% of the population.
  • 54.9% were born in Australia; the next most common countries of birth were South Africa 12.0%, England 8.3%, New Zealand 2.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.5% and Hong Kong (SAR of China) 1.3%.
  • 79.4% only spoke English at home; other languages spoken at home included Cantonese 3.0%, Mandarin 1.7%, Afrikaans 1.3%, Italian 1.2% and Spanish 0.9%.
  • 90.4% of households were family households, 9.6% were single person households and none were group households.


Situated in the national park, St Ives Chase is the home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, particularly prevalent are brush turkeys. In recent years there has been a rabbit problem in the area, and there have been many attempts to eradicate rabbits in the St Ives Chase side of the National Park.

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