kids encyclopedia robot

St Leonards, New South Wales facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
St Leonards
SydneyNew South Wales
The Forum StLeonards, new south wales.jpg
The Forum
Population 5,495 (2016 census)
 • Density 3,873.68/km2 (10,032.8/sq mi)
Established 1853
Postcode(s) 2065
Area 0.8 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Location 5 km (3 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Municipality of Lane Cove, North Sydney Council, City of Willoughby
State electorate(s) Lane Cove, North Shore, Willoughby
Federal Division(s) North Sydney
Suburbs around St Leonards:
Artarmon Artarmon Naremburn
Gore Hill Osborne Park St Leonards Crows Nest
Greenwich Wollstonecraft Crows Nest

St Leonards is a suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. St Leonards is located 5 km (3.1 mi) north-west of the Sydney central business district and lies across the local government areas of Municipality of Lane Cove, North Sydney Council and the City of Willoughby.


St Leonards was named after English statesman Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney of St Leonards. Originally, St Leonards applied to the whole area from the present suburb of North Sydney to Gore Hill. The township of St Leonards in 1883 is now North Sydney.

The oldest railway station on the North Shore line opened in 1890 in St Leonards and originally only ran to Hornsby.

The Gore Hill cemetery was established on the Pacific Highway in 1868 and was the main burial site for the area until its closure in 1975. It is still maintained as a heritage site by the Department of Local Government and Lands, Willoughby Municipal Council and the Heritage Council of New South Wales.


St Leonards railway station is on the North Shore & Western Line of the Sydney Trains network. The Pacific Highway is the major road through the suburb.

Sport and recreation

St Leonards has developed into somewhat of a home for rugby union with the former headquarters of the Australian Rugby Union located at St Leonards (2007-2018), from neighbouring North Sydney. The Northern Suburbs Rugby Club has its clubhouse in St Leonards, featuring the Cabana Bar and Lounge. It also has a popular Rock Climbing Facility for the climbing community.

Gore Hill Oval, located on the grounds of Royal North Shore Hospital, is a synthetic field for AFL & cricket, ½ basketball court, handball courts, perimeter walking track, 2 exercise equipment stations and a playground. It is also the home ground of Australian rules football club, North Shore Bombers.


Images for kids

kids search engine
St Leonards, New South Wales Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.