Forest District (Sydney)

The Forest Area (or colloquially "the Forest") is an informal area of suburbs at the most western point of Sydney's Northern Beaches, in the state of New South Wales, in Australia. The seven suburbs within the area are all located within the local government area of Northern Beaches Council,

The area is located amongst the bushland of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Garigal National Park, east of Middle Harbour and borders Sydney's Lower North Shore.

The area has approximately 28,000 residents.



  • Austlink
  • Bantry Bay
  • Wakehurst
  • Skyline


The Forest District is served mostly by Forest Coach Lines, as part of the Region 14 Contract. This could also be a considered a way to define the region. Keolis Downer Northern Beaches run some services.


The Forest area is home to wide variety of public, Catholic, independent, specialist and alternative education schools:

State Schools

Catholic Schools

  • St Martin De Porres Catholic Primary School
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School

Independent Schools

Specialist Schools

  • The German International School
  • Sydney Japanese School
  • Aspect Vern Barnett School

Alternative Education Schools


Some of the associations in which people living in the Forest District participate in include:


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 August 2018. Retrieved 23 November 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "RugbyNet — Forest District Rugby Club - 2011 Season". Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Forestville Ferrets Junior Rugby League Club". 2 February 1967. Archived from the original on 14 January 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Forest AFL-Home of the Forest Lions Junior AFL Club". Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  5. ^ "NEWS — Belrose Eagles — FOX SPORTS PULSE". Belrose Eagles. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  6. ^ "NEWS — Belrose Eagles — FOX SPORTS PULSE". Belrose Eagles. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Wakehurst Football Club — Home of the mighty tigers, Frenchs Forest, Northern Beaches". Retrieved 23 November 2013.

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