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SydneyNew South Wales
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Harry and Penelope Seidler house
Population: 8,110 (2001 census)
Established: 1821
Postcode: 2071
Area: 4.87 km² (1.9 sq mi)
Property Value: AUD $1,590,000 (2008)
Location: 14 km (9 mi) north-west of Sydney CBD
LGA: Ku-ring-gai Council
State District: Davidson, Ku-ring-gai
Federal Division: Bradfield
Suburbs around Killara:
Gordon Gordon East Killara
West Pymble Killara East Lindfield
Macquarie Park Lindfield Lindfield
Ku-ring-gai area

Killara is a suburb on the Upper North Shore of Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Killara is located 14 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District in the local government area of Ku-ring-gai Council. East Killara is a separate suburb and West Killara is a locality within Killara.



Killara is an Aboriginal word meaning permanent or always there. [1]

The name of the suburb was chosen when the railway line opened in 1899. James George Edwards was a representative of the people who requested a station be built here. The suburb was established as a 'Gentlemen's suburb', designed so that there would be no commercial ventures in the area. For this reason, the suburb has very few shops in the original development. [2]

Transport and commercial areas

Killara railway station is on the North Shore Line of the City Rail network. The Pacific Highway is the main road through Killara.

Commercial developments are located along the length of the Pacific Highway, including the Greengate Hotel. A small group of shops is located on Marian Street, close to Killara railway station. The Marian Street Theatre is located opposite.




For Federal elections, Killara lies in the electorate of Bradfield, currently represented by Brendan Nelson, former leader of the Liberal Party. He won the seat in the 2001 and 2004 elections by a strong majority, although he suffered a 4% swing against him in the 2007 election that saw Kevin Rudd elected as Prime Minister of Australia. For State elections, Killara falls under the State Electoral Districts of Davidson and Ku-ring-gai. In terms of local government, Killara is part of the Ku-ring-gai municipal council.



Notable Residents


  1. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 136
  2. ^ *The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollen, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 136


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