BELROSE

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Postcode: 2085
Belrose is a suburb of the Northern Beaches, Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia 19 kilometres north-east of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region. Belrose is also considered to be part of the Forest District, colloquially known as The Forest.
 
History
 
Belrose Post Office opened on 4 September 1923 and closed in 1986. Belrose West Post Office opened on 1 July 1969.
 
The name 'Belrose' is said to be derived from the combination of two plant names the Christmas Bell and the bush rose which were predominant in the area.
 
Demographics
 
According to the 2011 census of Population, there were 8,288 residents in Belrose. 70.5% of residents were born in Australia. The most common other countries of birth were England 7.8%, South Africa 2.2% and New Zealand 1.7%. 83.6% of residents spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Armenian 3.3%, Cantonese 1.3% and Mandarin 1.0%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 28.1%, Catholic 25.3% and No Religion 16.6%.
 
Commercial Area
 
Belrose is primarily a residential area, but contains the Austlink Business Park, two shopping centres including Glenrose and Belrose Village, Glen St theatre, and Belrose library.  There is also a Homemakers Supacenta with over 35 shops including established retailers such as Harvey Norman, Nick Scali Furniture, and JB Hi-Fi.
 
Optus satellite communications facility is located in Belrose, where Optus manages its five satellites currently in orbit.
 
Schools
 
Wakehurst Public School (established 1966). 
Belrose Public School (established 1952). 
Covenant Christian School (established 1978). 
Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School 
John Colet School 
Yanginanook School (established 1982) 

Parks, sport and recreation 

Garigal National Park and Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are on the northern border. 
Playing fields in Belrose include the Lionel Watts Oval, a sporting ground for children, and Frenchs Forest Showground, both on the border with Frenchs Forest.
 
BTH Raiders is the local soccer club, encompassing Belrose and Terrey Hills. The main oval is Wyatt Oval, but BTH also uses Terrey Hills ovals. More than 900 players are in the local club and it has a vibrant over-35 competition.
 
Belrose is home to at least two sets of Tennis courts including; The Belrose Tennis club and Wyatt Reserve tennis courts.
 
Belrose is also home to the Belrose Bowling club.