Terrey Hills is a suburb of northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 25 kilometres north of the Sydney central business districtin the local government area of Warringah Council. It is part of the Northern Beaches region.
Terrey Hills is also considered to be part of the Forest District, colloquially known as The Forest. Terrey Hills is a very leafy suburb and in some areas semi-rural, with many people boarding their horses in the area.
Terrey Hills owes its name to the two original land holders Samuel Hills and Obediah James Terrey. Obediah Terrey acquired 640 acres (2.6 km2) in 1881 and Samuel Hills owned 100 acres (0.40 km2) nearby.
Geologically the area is best known for development of laterite atop of the Hawkesbury Sandstone, and a good exposure of this near the water tower (Terry Hills Playing Fields) was nominated as geoheritage in 2015.
The area was used by Aborigines prior to European settlement, and rock carvings exist in some places. One set of carvings is located near Larool Road and depicts hunting scenes with kangaroos, human figures and footprints.
Terrey Hills Post Office opened on 17 June 1935.
The shopping centre includes an IGA supermarket, a Post Office, specialty shops and a number of restaurants and landscaping and plant suppliers.
Terrey Hills industrial area is probably the smallest on the Northern Beaches comprising just two streets, yet is an extremely popular location.
Warringah Council has its Volunteer Services Centre located in Thompson Drive. Terrey Hills is home to the Rural Fire Service (RFS), State Emergency Service (SES), Marine Rescue NSW, Citizens Radio Emergency Services Team (CREST) & the Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) under the auspices of the Radio Society (MWRS).
In addition Terrey Hills has its own Rural Fire Station located in the car park adjacent to the Frank Beckman Reserve on Yulong Road. The volunteer brigade is the primary fire-fighting agency for the village and is equipped to fight both bush fires and structural / car fires with two fire engines and a Toyota Hilux support vehicle.
Terrey Hills is also home to the Forest Coach Lines depot, which provides regular bus services to the city and to close suburbs such as Belrose, Davidson and Frenchs Forest as well as the surrounding area. There is also a regular bus to Macquarie University and Macquarie shopping centre. Buses also run to Chatswood and Gordon railway stations, enabling passengers to access train services.
Mona Vale Road is the main road through Terrey Hills, connecting it to the rest of the Northern Beaches to the east, and suburbs such as Chatswood, Hornsby and North Ryde to the west.
Terrey Hills is home to six schools:
Northern Beaches Christian School
The Sydney Japanese School
Terrey Hills Public School
German International School Sydney
Forestville Montessori School Secondary Campus
Sport and recreation
There are also sporting facilities including two golf courses, two tennis centres with numerous courts available, and several BMX tracks where competitions and races are held. Rotary International has a branch in Terrey Hills branch, that meets regularly at one of the local restaurants.
The Manly-Warringah Radio Society (VK2MB), the local northern beaches Amateur Radio club, has its meetings at the Terrey Hills Girl Guides hall every Wednesday evening.
The Terrey Hills Wolves are the local Rugby Union Club. They play in the Sydney Suburban Rugby sixth division Meldrum Cup competition. Their clubhouse is on the club's home ground, Yulong Oval. The local soccer team is The Belrose Terrey Hills Raiders.