Silverdale, New South Wales

Silverdale is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, in Wollondilly Shire. Approximately 30 minutes from the city of Camden, Silverdale is close to the historic township of Warragamba, and the main water supply for Sydney, Warragamba Dam.[2]

New South Wales
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Silverdale: Rural Living
Silverdale is located in New South Wales
Coordinates33°56′32″S 150°34′48″E / 33.94222°S 150.58000°E / -33.94222; 150.58000Coordinates: 33°56′32″S 150°34′48″E / 33.94222°S 150.58000°E / -33.94222; 150.58000
Population3,682 (2016 census)[1]
Location55 km (34 mi) west of Sydney
LGA(s)Wollondilly Shire
State electorate(s)Wollondilly
Federal Division(s)Hume
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.8 °C
75 °F
10.6 °C
51 °F
771 mm
30.4 in
Localities around Silverdale:
Blue Mountains National Park Warragamba Wallacia
Blue Mountains National Park Silverdale Greendale
Blue Mountains National Park Werombi Cobbitty

The town's development increased with the construction of the dam. Silverdale is remarkably isolated from the increasing urbanisation of the Penrith City area, although the new housing estates are an example of increasing development in the area.

Commercial areaEdit

Local shops include: Prime Petrol Station, Caltex Petrol Station, Chemist and Medical Centre, Australia Post Office, IGA Supermarket, Local Liquor, Bakery, Country Wide Real Estate, Hairdresser, Silverdale Fitness Studio, ELG Accounting & Taxation and CA Williams Solicitors.


The local primary school is Warragamba Public School. The feeder high school for the region used to be Elderslie High School near Camden (35 km distance). The feeder high school changed to Glenmore Park High School in 2009 (24 km distance). Private schools in the region include Nepean Christian School (15 km distance).


Silverdale is only accessible via Silverdale Road, southbound up Baines Hill from Penrith or northbound from Oakdale. The nearest rail transport is Penrith railway station, Sydney, with buses from this location during the morning and afternoon.[3] Construction of the Second Sydney Airport, due to commence in 2016, will be in the nearby town of Badgerys Creek.[4]


In the 2016 census, the population of Silverdale was 3,682. Silverdale is a popular location for families, accounting for more than 85% of households in the township. The weekly median household income in 2016 was $2,220, significantly higher than the NSW median weekly income for households of $1,486.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Silverdale (NSW)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 July 2017.  
  2. ^ Archived 10 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine
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