Riverstone (postcode: 2765) is a suburb of
Sydney, in the state of New South Wales,
Australia. Riverstone is located 48 kilometres
(30 mi) north-west of the Sydney central
business district, in the Blacktown local
government area; part of the Greater Western
Sydney region. Originally settled in 1803 as part
of a government stock farm, Riverstone is one
of the oldest towns in Australia.
As at the 2011 census, Riverstone had an
estimated population of 6,191.
Riverstone remained a small country town until
the beginning of the 21st century when the
current housing boom swallowed it up as part
of the urban sprawl. Large areas of former
farmland have recently (2014) also been
released for housing in Riverstone and
surrounding suburbs. On its northern side
Riverstone still has a large and thriving
industrial area. Poultry farming and intensive
market gardening are also still important
activities in the area.
Riverstone features two public schools:
Riverstone High School and Riverstone Public
School. It also has three private schools:
Norwest Christian College (formerly known as
Coverdale Christian School), St Johns Catholic
School and Australian Christian College.
Australian Christian College has two
components: the on campus day school and
the distance education school, which serves
home educated students across New South