Blackheath is located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, and offers breathtaking views.
There are nearly 5,000 people living in Blackheath, the median age of residents is 47 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 2% of the population.
Blackheath is a town located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, between Katoomba and Mount Victoria. It is approximately an hour and 45 minutes north-west of Sydney.
The closest airport is Sydney Airport which is approximately 2 hours travel by car or train.
Blackheath is served by the Blackheath railway station located on the Blue Mountains Line. Trains generally run every hour and even more frequently during peak commuter times. You can catch a train to Sydney Central Railway Station and onto Sydney Airport.
The main industries people from Blackheath work in are:
- Health care and social assistance
- Education and training
- Accommodation and food services
- Retail trade
- Public administration and safety
Blue Mountains Anzac Memorial Public Hospital is located between Katoomba and Leura, about 15 minutes south of Blackheath. It has 50 – 99 beds. The hospital provides emergency services 24 hours a day and provides a range of general inpatient services including obstetrics & gynaecology, paediatrics, general medicine & surgery, rehabilitation & geriatrics and palliative care. These services are supported by on-site pathology, medical imaging and pharmacy as well as a wide range of allied health services such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, nutrition & dietetics and social work. Outpatient clinics and services operating at the hospital include hydrotherapy, physiotherapy, dental, antenatal, psychiatry and sexual health.
Blackheath is supported by an ambulance service at Katoomba.
For young families Blackheath has preschool, before and after school care and vacation care.
The main shopping precinct in Blackheath is the town centre. Blackheath has an IGA and a number of other specialty stores. The larger centre of Katoomba is just 12 minutes away and includes a Coles, Woolworths, Big W and many other boutique and specialty retail stores.
In Blackheath there are places of worship for Catholic, Anglican, Baptist, and Uniting. Additional options are available in nearby Katoomba.
Living in Blackheath offers the spectacular views of the Blue Mountains National Park with its many bushwalks and waterfalls. Blackheath also has many cafes and restaurants and nearby Katoomba offers additional culinary options along with a cinema complex. Blackheath is located less than two hours from Sydney.