Mona Vale

About Mona Vale

Mona Vale is a suburb in northern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 28 kilometres north of the Sydney central business district and is the administrative centre of the local government area of Northern Beaches Council. Mona Vale is part of the Northern Beaches region.

Mona Vale has two primary schools and a high school, a RSL club, a park, a public library, a golf course, a hospital, a skatepark, a bus depot, three supermarkets and a variety of shops. Mona Vale Hospital is the district hospital, whose maternity section was closed due to an asbestos scare and reopened in 2013. It also has several pathways for good walking.

Mona Vale has a shallow beach (formerly known as “Bongin Bongin Beach”) which has a children’s and lap pool at its northern end, and the beach adjoins a golf course and beach reserves. There is a second beach north of this which is known as “The Basin” with a concentrated wave known as ‘Whomp’ which is popular with body boarders. Mona Vale is a popular beach for surfing with beach breaks including “Main”, “Suck Rock” and “Rip Bowl”.

In the 2016 Census, there were 10,670 people in Mona Vale. 70.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 8.0%, New Zealand 2.2% and South Africa 1.4%. 84.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Serbian 1.1%, German 1.0% and Croatian 1.0%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 30.6%, Catholic 24.5% and Anglican 20.7%.