Chipping Norton, New South Wales

Chipping Norton is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Chipping Norton is 27 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Liverpool and is part of the South Western Sydney region.

Chipping Norton
SydneyNew South Wales
Chipping Norton Lake
Population9,412 (2021 census)[1]
Elevation8 m (26 ft)
Location27 km (17 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Liverpool
State electorate(s)Holsworthy
Federal division(s)Fowler
Suburbs around Chipping Norton:
Warwick Farm Lansvale Wattle Grove
Warwick Farm Chipping Norton Holsworthy
Moorebank Hammondville Liverpool



Aboriginal culture


There are two traditional custodians of the Chipping Norton Lake area – the Tharawal people, which inhabited the southern side of the Georges River, and the Darug people to the north and west of the River.

White settlement


Chipping Norton was a farming area throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, named after an old English village by William Alexander Long. Long was born in Sydney in 1839, and travelled to England to study law, and later lived in Chipping Norton (Oxfordshire). He bought up a number of former land grants in the area at the turn of the twentieth century and his homestead 'Chipping Norton'. The horse stud on part of his property produced many fine young horses. He died in 1915 and in 1919 the government bought his estate and subdivided it into farming blocks for soldiers returning from the First World War.

Thomas Moore, another prominent early settler, was granted waterfront land that is now part of the park. 'The Homestead' within the reserve grounds was built in the 1880s. Chipping Norton Post Office opened on 1 September 1920 and closed in 1974.[2]

As farming activities declined, the rich topsoil and underlying sand was mined. After 20 years of mining, the riverbanks were packed with dangerous pits and eroded banks. In 1977 the Chipping Norton Lakes Authority was set up to rehabilitate the area into parkland.

Heritage listings


Chipping Norton has a heritage-listed site:



At the 2021 census, Chipping Norton had a population of 9,412 people. The most common ancestries were Australian (20.7%), English (16.4%), Lebanese (9.9%), Vietnamese (8.1%) and Italian (8.0%). 62.6% of people were born in Australia; the next most common countries of birth were Vietnam 5.3%, Lebanon 3.4%, Italy 2.1%, China 1.7%, and Greece 1.4%. 52.9% of people only spoke English at home, compared to the national average of 72.0%, with other languages including Arabic (11.1%), Vietnamese (7.8%), Greek (5.0%), Italian (2.5%) and Mandarin (1.8%). The most common responses for religion were Catholic 30.2%, No Religion 17.1%, Islam 11.3% and Eastern Orthodox 10.4%.[1]

Sport and recreation


Chipping Norton Lake and Lake Moore are the main recreational centres of Chipping Norton. They feature parks, walkways, barbecues and scenery. There are many other parks across the suburb.



Chipping Norton has four schools. They are Chipping Norton Public School,[4] Newbridge Heights Public School,[5] Moorebank High School[6] and St Joseph's Catholic School.[7]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Chipping Norton". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 February 2024.  
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions. "Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Homestead, The". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Department of Planning & Environment. H00214. Retrieved 18 May 2018.   Text is licensed by State of New South Wales (Department of Planning and Environment) under CC-BY 4.0 licence.
  4. ^ Chipping Norton Public School
  5. ^ Newbridge Heights Public School
  6. ^ Moorebank High School
  7. ^ St Josephs, Moorebank

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