The Hawkesbury Area

The Hawkesbury Local Government Area is located towards the outer north west of the Sydney metropolitan area. It is located about 50 kilometres and approximately one hour’s drive  from the central business district. The area takes its name from the majestic Hawkesbury River that flows through it.

Hawkesbury City Council is the largest local government area in metropolitan NSW.  It covers an area of 2,793 square kilometres and has an estimated population of 65,114. It is divided by four river valleys and contains fertile flood plains and wetlands, undulating hills, timbered ridges, steep gorges and towering escarpments.

The Hawkesbury is made up of many small townships and localities. The major centres are Windsor, Richmond and North Richmond. Postcodes are available for all our towns and localities.

The Hawkesbury is a wonderful place to live, work and visit.  Windsor was the third settlement of the Sydney colony and the area has a rich history.

The Hawkesbury City Community Profile provides information about the area taken from recent Censuses of Population and Housing  presented in tables and charts.

The Social Atlas provides key socio-demographic characteristics for Hawkesbury City presented as interactive maps.

Maps are available which show the total area and suburb boundaries.

The Windsor Mobility Map shows the location and accessibility of major community facilities and services in the Windsor CBD.

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