Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia

The Blue Mountains are at the western most point of the Greater Sydney region, with a distance of about 110 kms between Sydney CBD and Katoomba (The main suburb of the Blue Mountains City). This is about a 90 minute average drive.

The highest point of the Blue Mountains is Mount Werong at 1,215 m. Mount Boyce, 2 kilometres north of Blackheath, is the next highest point at 1,093 metres above sea level. About 70% of the area is incorporated into the World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park.

Blue Mountains (LGA)

This area covers 11,400km² and is made up of 1 Local Government Areas and 27 suburbs.


  • 2011 75,942
  • 2006 73,084


  • A$66,040 Median Annual household income ($1,270 pw)
  • A$22,104 Median Annual mortgage repayments ($1,842 pm)  33.5% of household income

Housing Type

  • 92.7% Detached houses,
  • 5.1% Semi-detached, terraced, townhouses etc,
  • 2.0% flats, units or apartments and
  • 0.2% other types
  • 37.4% owned outright,
  • 40.6% owned with a mortgage
  • 19.2% rented

Source: Blue Mountains (LGA)


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