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.

What's On

31 May 2023
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
New Fire Shed at Anembo Reserve,

7.30 pm Wed May 31st in the new Fire Shed at Anembo Reserve. Please RSVP to david.harris@sydney.edu.au or 041968415 for catering.

18 June 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

June 18th, 9am – 1pm. Morning tea and lunch provided. New and old volunteers welcome! Contact Jenny Harris on 0408512060 or jennyh05@optusnet.com.au for catering.

16 July 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

July 16th, 9am – 1pm. Morning tea and lunch provided. New and old volunteers welcome! Contact Jenny Harris on 0408512060 or jennyh05@optusnet.com.au for catering.

30 July 2023
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Waratah Park, 13 Namba Road Duffys Forest,

Drive through the main gates and proceed to the carpark then meet at the picnic area near Rangers building to sign on. GATES OPEN AT 8.30AM. What to wear? Protective […]


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

Terrey Hills & Duffy’s Forest Community Page was established to keep residents informed of local events & news. Please search for “Terrey Hills Community Page” on Facebook to apply to join.

Bush Fire Survival Plan

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

Trails Page

A new trails page is currently in development which aims to provide a detailed list of all the trails and features in the Terrey Hills & Duffys Forest area.

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.