About the area
Artarmon has a mix of residential, commercial and industrial areas. High-rise buildings and houses are located to the west of the railway line and houses to the east. There is also an industrial area south of the Gore Hill Freeway. Much of the suburb retains a leafy feel. A row of shops is located beside the railway station on Hampden Road and a number of restaurants operate in Wilkes Avenue on the eastern side of the station.
Check out the interactive map of Artarmon which contains places of interest.
In 1989, the Urban Conservation Committee of the National Trust recommended that East Artarmon be placed on its register in recognition of the intactness of its Federation and Californian bungalow style houses. Willoughby City Council followed the National Trust’s decision by listing the Artarmon Conservation Area under its Local Environment Plan 1995 and specifically under Development Control Plan No.19. This gave it statutory control over the type of development in the area. For more information on the Conservation Area controls, see the Willoughby DCP.
Artarmon is represented at the Federal level by the Member for North Sydney, Kylea Tink.
Address: Suite 10.01
Level 10 Elizabeth Plaza
NORTH SYDNEY NSW 2060
Phone: 02 9929 9822
Artarmon is represented at the State level by the Member for Willoughby, Tim James.
Address: Shop 26
145-151 Sailors Bay Road
NORTHBRIDGE NSW 2063
Phone: 02 9439 4199
Artarmon is also represented at the State level by the Member for Lane Cove, Anthony Roberts.
Address: 215 Victoria Road
GLADESVILLE NSW 2111
Phone: 02 9817 4757
The Willoughby City Council comprises the Mayor and twelve councillors, three from each of four wards. Artarmon is part of Naremburn Ward.
Council meets on the second Monday of every month at 7:00pm in Council Chambers (level 6, 31 Victor Street, Chatswood) to discuss and make decisions about issues that affect the local community. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings. For information contact the Council or their Help and Service Centre on 9777 1000. The Willoughby City Council website includes an information page for new residents.
Artarmon’s local council representatives are as follows.
The local shopping centre has many retail and service shops including:
Artarmon is well served by Transport NSW Sydney buses along the Pacific Highway, Mowbray Rd, Penshurst St and Willoughby Road. See Travel Info HERE
Artarmon railway station provides access to a regular train service into the city to the south and north to other major centres. See Travel Info HERE
Willoughby Council also provides a free Artarmon Loop shuttle bus travelling on a loop from St Leonards Station through the Artarmon industrial area. In off peak periods the route extends to include Artarmon Station, Artarmon shops and the Royal North Shore Hospital.
Over thirty percent of the local population comes from non-English speaking backgrounds. Willoughby City Council provides multicultural services. Contact details can be found HERE
Artarmon has a strong community spirit and this is represented in a number of local community groups including the Artarmon Progress Association, Scouts, Girl Guides, Book Clubs, Mens Shed and sporting clubs. Check our Links page and below for details.
Willoughby City Library has a central library in Chatswood, five branch libraries in Artarmon, Castle Cove, Naremburn, Northbridge, and West Chatswood and a community library at Castlecrag. The Artarmon branch is located at the corner of Artarmon and Tindale Roads. More information can be found HERE
The Artarmon Reserve includes a bushland reserve, playground and sportsground. BBQ facilities and seating for family groups is available. The playground features a flying fox, large embankment slides, spinner, climbing structures, sandpit, trampolines and swings including a basket swing. There are picnic shelters, an accessible bubbler and a combination of natural and built shade.
The Artarmon Parklands Community Garden adjoins Artarmon Reserve. On the site of the former Artarmon Bowling Club a large shared community garden has been developed.
There are also children’s playgrounds in Wickham Park (White St), Cleland Park (Barton Rd), Elsie Wearn Park (Robert St), Thomson Park (Reserve Rd), Artarmon Park North (Parkes Rd) and at Kids Cottage (White Street).
There are many pre-school/kindergarten facilities in Artarmon and the Industrial area. See HERE for more information
Artarmon Before/After School Care (also Artarmon Vacation Care)
Many private schools are easily accessible by train/road transport from Artarmon
Artarmon District Tennis Club (0413 870477)
Cleland Tennis Club (9419 8844)
Willoughby Leisure Centre has a 25 metre indoor heated pool. The Centre also houses courts for basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton. It also has a health and fitness club and gymnasium.
The Northbridge Baths offer a 50-metre tidal pool with beach and picnic areas within easy reach from Artarmon.