About Wollondilly

Wollondilly, a Gundungurra word, warlandiilii is a spot near the junction of Paddy’s River upstream of Burragorang Valley and means place of rock Crystal. Recorded by Throsby in 1819 at the spot and again by Bennett in 1908.

Also connected to the name “A place where spirits dwell” and “Water trickling over rocks” make reference to a legend about the burning black coal that was carried inside the skull of a bunyip, within a basket woven of waratah stems. “Worron” means black coal and “dilly” means carry basket.

Wollondilly Shire is located at the south western fringe of the Sydney metropolitan area – about 75 kilometres from the Sydney CBD. Wollondilly Shire is bounded by Blue Mountains and Penrith cities in the north, Liverpool, Camden, Campbelltown and Wollongong Cities in the east, Wingecarribee Shire in the south and the Goulburn Mulwaree and Oberon Council areas in the west.

Cataract Dam

Wollondilly Community Profile

.id is an authoritative source of data that can be used to illustrate characteristics of regions and the communities living within them. The Community profile uses recent Census data to outline the makeup of the community and how it is has changed over time. The Community Profile is formatted to present data in simple language, with clear tables and charts and concise factual commentary. Other resources accessible through community profile include social atlas map, population forecast predictions and economic profile.

#whatson-116 {background: url('/assets/Uploads/Oakdale-Church-2__FocusFillWzc2OCw3NjgsIngiLDE5MV0.jpg') 50% 50% / cover;} @media (min-width: 992px) { #whatson-116 {background-image: url('/assets/Uploads/Oakdale-Church-2__FocusFillWzEwMjQsNzY4LCJ4Iiw2M10.jpg');} } @media (min-width: 1400px) { #whatson-116 {background-image: url('/assets/Uploads/Oakdale-Church-2__FocusFillWzE0NDAsNzY4LCJ5Iiw5Nl0.jpg');} }

Towns Within Our Shire

Learn more about the townships within the Wollondilly Shire and their history.

Wollondilly Street Names

The Wollondilly Street Name Register is a searchable database listing existing road names within the shire with information on the history behind the name. Community members are able to contribute to the Street register by submitting additional or missing historical information, including photos to continue to preserve our local history.  The database also provides a platform to suggest new road names for future developments within our shire.