Canyonleigh, New South Wales

Canyonleigh (/ˈkænjənl/; formerly known as Canyan Leigh) is a locality in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, in Wingecarribee Shire. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 398.[1] Canyan Leigh was named by Mrs Jane Murray who took up a property between Paddys River and Long Swamp. The property overlooked the valley and this gave Mrs Murray the idea 'Canyan' or 'Canyon' being the name for a steep sided gully.[2]

New South Wales
Canyonleigh is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates34°35′16.8″S 150°7′4.8″E / 34.588000°S 150.118000°E / -34.588000; 150.118000Coordinates: 34°35′16.8″S 150°7′4.8″E / 34.588000°S 150.118000°E / -34.588000; 150.118000
Population398 (2016 census)[1]
LGA(s)Wingecarribee Shire
RegionSouthern Highlands
ParishBangadilly, Murrimba, Nundialla
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Hume
Localities around Canyonleigh:
Bannaby Bullio Joadja
Big Hill Canyonleigh Belanglo
Brayton Paddys River Sutton Forest


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Canyonleigh (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2009.  
  2. ^ "Canyonleigh". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 June 2009.