Wilberforce was named after William Wilberforce (1759-1833) a British politician and philanthropist. Established in 1810 it is one of the 5 “Macquarie Towns” located north-west of Sydney on the Hawkesbury River. Home to Rose Cottage 1811-16 Australia’s oldest timber house still located its original site at Australiana pioneer village. The historic St Johns Anglican church is also located in the township, Wilberforce consists of a mixture of rural and residential properties with a population of just under 3000 people.

Schools and Education :

  • Wilberforce care for kids
  • Wilberforce Primary School
  • Wilberforce Early Learning centre

Transport and distances :

  • High school bus services to Windsor High, Bede Polding Catholic College and Arndell Anglican College.
  • Most of Wilberforce’s residences are a short walk from the local shopping centre located on King Road with all convinces.
  • 62 km from Sydney and around 5km from the Historic Windsor township
  • Short driving distances from Windsor and Vineyard Railway stations.

Sports and recreation :

  • Wilberforce united Soccer club
  • Wilberforce Park and War memorial is the original town square proclaimed by Lachlan Macquarie (1810)
  • Australiana Pioneer village a great step back in time and the history of Australia
  • Wilberforce cemetery (1815 +) Graves of the area’s pioneers.
  • Go cart racing
  • Fishing and Water Skiing
Map of Wilberforce