62kms · 58 mins by car · 75 mins by public transport
5,482 population (2016 Census)
Richmond is located at the foot of the Blue Mountains and approximately 62 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD. Richmond is one of the Hawkesbury's five towns and the "twin" town to Windsor. There is a magnificent park in the town centre and many historic buildings still in use today.
The Darug people were the native people to the area in 1788. The area was originally explored by British settlers in 1789 and was known by them as 'Richmond Hill'.
Richmond features a range of restaurants, cafes, fine food, wine and entertainment, Primary Schools, High Schools, TAFE and University campuses, Shopping Centres, and Parks.
Richmond Marketplace is a well-established sub-regional shopping centre located on March Street.
- Big W
- Bakers Delight
- Commonweath Bank
- The Reject Shop
- Cotton on
- H&R Block
- Donut King
- Flight Centre and so much more...
Richmond is also home three primary schools and one High School, Richmond Public School, Hobartville Public School and St Monica's Primary School, Catholic school, and Richmond High School.
The following buildings are listed on the Register of the National Estate:
- Post Office, Windsor Street
- Court House and Police Station, Windsor Street
- St Peter's Church and Cemetery, Windsor Street, designed by Francis Clarke, circa 1837
- St Peter's Rectory, designed by Francis Clarke, circa 1843, additions designed by Edmund Blacket, circa 1863
- Toxana, 157 Windsor Street, circa 1840
- Josieville, 2 Chapel Street, late 1830s
- Hobartville, Chapel Street, circa 1828
- Clear Oaks Homestead, 143 Francis Street, circa 1820
- Stable Square, Hawkesbury Agricultural College, designed by Walter Liberty Vernon, 1896–97
- Mountain View, Inall's Lane, circa 1812
- School of Arts, West Market Street
There are numerous varieties of cuisine to be found throughout the area... Or why not enjoy a picnic beside the tranquil Pugh's Lagoon? You can watch the beauty of the magnificent black swans and other abundant bird life.