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Is located in the lower Northern Suburbs of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Riverview is 9 kilometres north-west of the Sydney’s central business district, in the local government area of the Municipality of Lane Cove.  It is situated on the northern side of the Lane Cove River, at the head of Tambourine Bay; the foreshore is occupied by Tambourine Bay Park. Riverview is primarily a residential area.

Riverview is home to the Jesuit school, St Ignatius' College. Located in Tambourine Bay Road, it was designed by J. Dennehy and built in 1880. A three-storey sandstone building, it was in a Victorian Classical style, departing from the convention whereby educational buildings were normally designed in a Gothic style. Extensions were carried out in 1887, 1906 and the 1920s. The grounds include an observatory and wharf shelter. The school is listed on the Register of the National Estate.

Local Primary school includes Lane Cove Public School, Lane Cove West Public School, St Michael's School.

Other private and selective high schools such as North Sydney Boys, North Sydney Girls, Monte St Angelo, Wenona, Shore, St Aloysius which are easily accessed by local buses.

Parks & Recreation
There are several recreation areas throughout Riverview. Marjorie York Reserve, named after a long time local resident, is a playground by the local shops and is very popular with families. Tambourine Bay Reserve is a large park situated at the end of Tambourine Bay Road and contains barbecue and picnic facilities, as well as a playground. It also offers splendid views over Tambourine Bay Road and is a hub for bushwalks to Longueville and around the bay. Burns Bay Reserve lies in West Riverview and is used for children's soccer matches in the cooler months of the year.  Like Tambourine Bay Reserve, it is complete with picnic and barbecue facilities, playground and recently updated boat ramp with parking.

Sydney Buses provides services between Riverview and Sydney CBD through the 253 (Freeway) and 254 (Pacific Hwy) services, departing roughly every quarter hour in peak morning periods and every hour in off-peak periods. Tambourine Bay Road is the main thoroughfare through the area, and leads from Lane Cove's shopping district. River Road West runs along Riverview's northern border, and connects to Lane Cove West and Gladesville to the west and Longueville, North Sydney and Sydney CBD to the east.

Ferry transport is available from Longueville wharf ( NSW transport Service) and the St Ignatius College wharf (A private operator - this service is on schools days only)

Population Size
All People 25438

Country of Origin
Australian Born  69%
United Kingdom  6%
New Zealand  3%
China & Hong 4%

Number of houses 1072


  • Home median price ranks No.91 among 1757 suburbs of New South Wales.
  • Home median rent ranks No.34 among 1757 suburbs of New South Wales
  • People are well-educated (University or Tertiary education 7%).
  • Many houses in this suburb are Fully Owned (43%).
  • Many people in this suburb are Professionals (17%).