Lavender Bay, New South Wales

Lavender Bay, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = suburb
name = Lavender Bay
city = Sydney
state = NSW

caption = Lavender Bay Wharf
lga = North Sydney Council
postcode = 2060
est =
pop =
area =
propval =
stategov = North Shore
fedgov = North Sydney
near-nw = North Sydney
near-n = North Sydney
near-ne = North Sydney
near-w = McMahons Point
near-e = Milsons Point
near-sw = McMahons Point
near-s = Dawes Point
near-se = Milsons Point
dist1 = 3
location1= CBD

Lavender Bay is a harbourside suburb on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Lavender Bay is located approximately 3 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of North Sydney Council.

The suburb takes its name from the natural feature of Lavender Bay, on Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour), to the west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It lies between Milsons Point and McMahons Point and the suburb of North Sydney is located, to the north. Lavender Bay is a residential suburb with expansive views of Sydney Harbour.


The suburb contains the North Sydney Anglican Church in its north, a Lower North Shore landmark. A ferry terminal is located in the bay, with services to Circular Quay. The Lavender Bay Baths (1910) were once popular with swimmers, located in the area beside the ferry wharf.

can be seen on the left hand side.]


Lavender Bay was named after the bosun, George Lavender, from the prison hulk "Phoenix", which was moored there for many years. The bay was originally called Hulk Bay and sometimes Phoenix Bay. George Lavender lived on 14 acres adjacent to the property of Billy Blue.

On the 30th May 1915, Lavender Bay railway station was opened to take the place of Milsons Point railway station, during the proposed construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This only lasted for seven weeks, as passengers refused to alight here and demanded that trains stop at Milsons Point. This is now railway storage sidings. ["The Book of Sydney Suburbs", Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 150]

Notable residents

*Sir Donald Bradman lived in the harbourfront Bay View Street, and was one of the first few Australians to get a private telephone number while living in Bay View Street.Fact|date=September 2008
*Artist Norman Lindsay lived at 'Heidelberg' at 9 Bay View Street; another artist, John Firth-Smith, occupied this same house many decades later.Fact|date=September 2008


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