DUFFYS FOREST RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

Welcome to the Duffys Forest Residents Association (DFRA) Website. The DFRA was formed in 1965 to preserve the natural and unique beauty of Duffys Forest by promoting planning of developments that showcase its rural nature. It also aims to express the co-cordinated viewpoints of residents to the various authorities both local and state government.

About Duffys Forest

Duffys Forest is located 28km north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and 10km from Mona Vale or Narrabeen, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. At 200m above sea level, Duffys Forest is one of the smallest suburbs in Sydney, encompassing approximately 125 properties.

The suburb has a friendly rural atmosphere as generally the minimum lot size is 2ha, and most of the suburb is surrounded by the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. The area where Duffys Forest now stands was originally home to the Gurungai People, evidence of whom abounds in the form of Rock Art -engravings and hand stencil paintings- stone groupings, tools and middens.

The DFRA is an active voice for the residents of Duffys Forest, and supports the volunteer Duffys Forest Rural Fire Brigade (DFRFB). Many of DFRFB’s 130 members are local residents, using the local Fireshed at Anembo Rd as a regular meeting place.

 

“Hand paintings in Duffys Forest. Do you think they are authentic?”

What's On

07 July 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,
10 August 2024
6:30 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,

Time TBA. Note rain date Aug 24th. Talk on “spacecraft navigation through the solar system” by local expert Jill Seubert, followed by star-gazing supported by Northern Sydney Astronomical Society.

25 August 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,
22 September 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,
29 September 2024
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,

Exact time TBA. Once again, our popular annual event featuring local poets and musicians. Not to be missed ! Bring your picnic rug, chairs and relax in the open air.

20 October 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,
17 November 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,
08 December 2024
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,

Membership

Please click here for the membership form. Find out the benefit of being a member.

Protect Against Fire

Do you want to get involved ? Adopt a Hydrant
Duffys Forest Rural Fire Brigade is asking residents to ‘Adopt a Hydrant’ to ensure access to the hydrant in the case of an emergency. For more information, please download the information sheet.

Follow Us

Please visit  Duffys Forest Facebook Page  and  Terrey Hills Facebook Page  and apply to join. Aimed to keep residents informed of local events & news. 

Bush Fire Survival Plan

Have you completed your Bush Fire Survival Plan? Download yours today and start preparing your property today.

Trails Page

Explore Terrey Hills & Duffys Forest area with our trails page. Discover all the trails and their unique features right at your fingertips! Happy trails!

Stay Informed

Community Resource Library

There are some interesting books on Horse Management on Small Properties, Native Plants and weed management available for residents to borrow

Purchase indigenous plants

You can enhance the ‘forest feel’ of our streets by creating a wildlife corridor around your block, keeping existing bush verges and revegetating with species indigenous to the area. For further information and links to local stockists click on the link

Weed of the Month

To encourage a community effort to protect our native bushland and control the weeds in our area , We have compiled a monthly series of flyers focussing on a weed a month. We hope you will read and take action on your property.

AUSTRALIAN NATIVE PLANT NURSERY SUPPLYING PLANTS, SEEDS, & TUBE STOCK TO WHOLESALE AND RETAIL CUSTOMERS. WE ALSO SUPPLY NATIVE BUSH FOODS.

IMPORTANT BUSHFIRE SAFETY DOCUMENTS : BE PREPARED

PILE BURNS

Explains the strict regulations governing pile burns. If you are planning to apply to conduct a pile burn on your property, then the Duffys Forest Rural Fire Brigade (DFRFB) may be able to assist.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY FIRE UNIT (CFU).

Currently about 1 in 7 households in our community have a member of the local RFS or CFU. As our locality is surrounded by bushland and has limited egress, the DFRFB is aiming to increase CFU participation to 1 in 3 households. Please consider setting aside 1 day for training so you can join the CFU.

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE RFS.