Gore Hill, New South Wales

Gore Hill is an urban locality on the Lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Gore Hill locality located in the western part of the suburb of Artarmon, and the north west of the suburb of St Leonards.

Gore Hill
SydneyNew South Wales
Gore hill gy
Gore Hill Cemetery
Location6 km (4 mi) north of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Municipality of Lane Cove
Localities around Gore Hill:
Lane Cove Osborne Park Gore Hill St Leonards


It takes its name from William Gore, the provost marshal in colonial Sydney,[1] who had a property of 61 hectares (150 acres) in the area.

It is best known for being where the Gore Hill Freeway from Lane Cove to the Sydney Harbour Bridge starts and ends and as the location of the ABC's Sydney television transmission tower, which is approximately 170 metres (560 ft) high. For more than 40 years Gore Hill was probably best known as the location of the ABC's Sydney television studios which were established in 1956 and which operated until June 2003, when the site was closed and sold, and the ABC moved its television operations to its combined TV-radio studio facility in the inner-city suburb of Ultimo.

Heritage listings

Gore Hill has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


Fox Sports (Australia) occupy a new state-of-the-art headquarters at Gore Hill, operational since late 2012.[3]

ATN Channel 7 also had a transmission mast at Gore Hill but this was demolished in the early 1970s. Gore Hill is also home to Royal North Shore Hospital, historic Gore Hill cemetery, and Gore Hill Oval, home of the North Shore Bombers Australian Rules Football club.

Brick and tile works

(1)Gore Hill brick
Gore Hill brick found at Buffalo Creek, Hunters Hill

Bricks were first made at Gore Hill in 1828 and continued until 1954. A siding was constructed from the North Shore Railway to a brickworks operated by the North Sydney Brick and Tile Company in 1902. Horses hauled open 4-wheel goods wagons over the line. Soon after 1910, the line was extended through a tunnel under Reserve Road. Though blocked from public access, this tunnel remains and forms part of Austcorp's Winevault complex.[4]


  1. ^ "Australian Dictionary of Biography". Retrieved 28 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01491. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  3. ^ "About FOX SPORTS". Retrieved 2013-06-29.
  4. ^ Sydney's Forgotten Quarry Railways Oakes, John ISBN 0-9757870-3-9 pp72-75

Coordinates: 33°49′04″S 151°11′07″E / 33.81777°S 151.18521°E

ABN (TV station)

ABN is the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's television station in Sydney. The station began broadcasting on 5 November 1956. Its original studios were located in Gore Hill, New South Wales and were in use up until March 2004, when they were co-located with ABC Radio, Radio Australia, ABC-TV Set Construction and Australia Network at the Corporation's headquarters in the inner city suburb of Ultimo, New South Wales. Its main transmitter, however, remains at Gore Hill. The station can be received throughout the state through a number of relay transmitters, as well as satellite transmission on the Optus Aurora platform.

Gore Hill Cemetery

The Gore Hill Memorial Cemetery is a heritage-listed cemetery located on the Pacific Highway, Gore Hill, St Leonards in the City of Willoughby local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was established on 19 May 1868 by the New South Wales politician, William Tunks, and is one of the oldest and most significant remaining cemeteries in metropolitan Sydney. The first interment was in 1877, and until its closure for burials in 1974, 14,456 burials took place. Most burials took place between 1900 and 1930. It is also known as the Gore Hill Cemetery. The cemetery is situated on Crown land and is managed by a not for profit community organisation, Northern Cemeteries, through a Board of Trustees. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 25 May 2001.

There are 17 war graves of Commonwealth service personnel of World War I, registered and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Gore Hill Freeway

The Gore Hill Freeway is a 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) divided freeway located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The freeway forms part of the M1, the Sydney Orbital Network, and the Highway 1 network. Construction of the freeway commenced in August 1988 as part of the Bicentennial Roads Program and opened to traffic on 26 August 1992. The primary function of the freeway is to provide an alternative high-grade route from Artarmon to Lane Cove and to reduce traffic demands on the Pacific Highway throughout Sydney's lower north shore, bypassing St Leonards and Gore Hill.

Royal North Shore Hospital

The Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) is a major public teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia, located in St Leonards. It serves as a teaching hospital for Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney and has approximately 600 beds. It is the referral hospital for Northern Sydney. Its primary referral area accommodates 5.7% of the Australian population or 17% of the NSW population.

Suburbs and localities of the Municipality of Lane Cove, Lower North Shore, Sydney

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