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Area Profiles


Suburb History

Riverview is a small suburb in the Lane Cove municipality. With much of the land sweeping down to Tambourine Bay, it was a popular transport route in the 1870s for timber, charcoal and grasses for feed, which were found in the area. From the water, the magnificent St Ignatius College Riverview stands like a sentinel of the suburb.

Real Estate & Design

Riverview is a pretty, quiet, tree-lined suburb, with some houses boasting spectacular waterviews. There is a blend of Californian bungalows, 1960s-style brick homes and beautifully designed contemporary homes.


There is a general store at York’s Corner in Tambourine Bay Road, and Riverview is only minutes from Lane Cove Village, which features a huge range of supermarkets, fashion stores, fruit & vegetable shops, chemists, newsagents, delicatessens, bakeries, liquor stores – to name but a few. Lane Cove Village features a huge range of supermarkets, fashion stores, fruit & vegetable shops, chemists, newsagents, delicatessens, bakeries. Sunny Lane Cove Mall, in particular, is popular for lunches and lazy Sunday breakfasts. And the suburb is close to the Chatswood shopping hub, which has shopping centres including Chatswood Chase and Westfield.

Schools & Education

Riverview is home to the historical St Ignatius College, a day and boarding high school on Tambourine Bay. Nearby schools include Currambena Primary School and Preschool, Lane Cove Public School, Lane Cove West Public School, Mowbray Public School, St Michaels. Riverview is also close to public and private schools at North Sydney.

Sports Fitness & Recreation

Riverview has the magnificent Tambourine Bay Reserve, Hodgson Park and Burns Bay Reserve, which overlook the water. They feature picnic and barbecue facilities, and beautiful walks along the foreshore. Burns Bay Reserve also features a boat launching ramp. The suburb is also near the popular Lane Cove National Park, which attracts visitors from all over Sydney for the bushwalks, picnic and barbecue areas, and tranquil Lane Cove River. The Lane Cove Aquatic Leisure Centre, featuring pools and gymnasium, are located in Lane Cove.


Riverview is around 9km from the heart of the city and is well serviced by buses traveling to North Sydney and Wynyard. Buses include the 253, 254, 261 and 536.