Home to around 45,000 locals plus millions of visitors who pass through
this spectacular spot each year.
Just seven miles north-east of Sydney CBD and a short 20-minute ferry ride into the city; Manly offers an abundance of activities, unrivalled scenery, a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafés and, of course, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The story goes, that Manly got its name from Australia’s first Governor, Captain Arthur Phillip in 1788, who commented on the ‘manly behaviour’ of a group of local Aboriginal people he spotted in Manly Cove. Manly was the traditional homeland of the Aboriginal people from the Guringai language group.
The Northern Beaches Council is now responsible for the entire peninsula from Manly up to Palm Beach following the amalgamation of the three former councils of Manly, Warringah and Pittwater in May 2016.
Each year millions flock to this beautiful seaside resort to enjoy the relaxed vibe and beach lifestyle as well as surf the crystal waters of, what is regarded as by many, the birthplace of Australian surfing.
Manly is a popular beachside suburb roughly 17 km north-east of Sydney CBD boasting a number of world class surf and harbour beaches.
A pleasant climate on offer almost all year round with temperatures peaking in summer from December to February into the mid 30 degrees (C) and dropping to around 9 degrees (C) in the winter months between June and August.
- Australian Eastern Standard Time: GMT +11 hours
- Daylight Saving GMT +10 hours. October 1 to April 1 2017.
Australian Dollars ($AUD). Currency exchange available at most banks and credit unions in Manly on The Corso and elsewhere. These include Commonwealth Bank (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB), ANZ, Westpac, St George Bank, Northern Beaches Credit Union (NBCU) and Bank Of Queensland Manly.
- International Dialling Code: +61
- Sydney Area Code (02)
Manly Post Code: 2095
- Police, Ambulance & Fire: 000
- Manly Police Station: 9976 8099
- Manly Hospital: 9976 9611
- Alcohol & Drug Information Service: 9361 8000
- NSW Rape Crisis: 1800 424 017
- Youth Sexual Health Service: 9462 9500
Manly Hospital, Darley Road, Manly
Telephone: (02) 9976 8099
Warringah Medical & Dental Centre
Address: 10 Dale St, Brookvale 2100
Hours: Monday - Friday: 6am–10pm;
Saturday & Sunday: 7am–10pm
Phone: (02) 9938 6666
VALE MEDICAL DEPUTISING SERVICE
Address: Level 2, Brookvale House 1A Cross Street
Warringah Mall, Brookvale 2099
Hours: Monday – Friday 6pm–11pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm–11pm; Public Holidays 8am–8pm
BIKE PARKING STATIONS
- Manly Wharf – close to Hello Manly;
- Manly Beachfront – opposite Sugar Lounge;
- Darley Road – in front of Manly Village Pubic School.
Hello Manly – Official Visitor Information Booking Centre, Forecourt, Manly Wharf.
Open: 9am to 5pm weekdays; 10am to 4pm weekends
and Public Holidays. Telephone: 9976 1430
1 Market Place, Manly.
Telephone: 9976 1720
Opening Hours: Mon to Wed: 9:30am–8pm;
Thurs to Fri: 9:30am–5pm;
Closed Public Holidays
MANLY POST OFFICE
22 Central Avenue, Manly.
Monday to Friday: 9am–5pm.
There are a number of designated Pay & Display parking areas in Manly and across the Northern Beaches. Payment for parking applies at various times between 6am and 9pm every day.
Most council operated carparks in Manly allow the first two hours free. The major carparks in Manly are located at Whistler Street, Central Avenue, Manly Wharf and Wentworth Street (below Coles).
SUPERMARKETS IN MANLY
8/28 The Corso, Manly
Hours: Daily 6am–12am
Phone: (02) 9932 5500
Wentworth St & Darley Rd, Manly
Hours: Daily 6am–12am
Phone: (02) 9976 6377
HARRIS FARM MARKETS
245-259 Pittwater Rd, Manly 2095
Hours: Daily 7am–8pm
Phone: (02) 9394 3240
oFARM ORGANIC GROCERS
16/17-25 Wentworth St, Manly 2095
Hours: Daily 8am–8pm
Phone: (02) 9976 2128
24A/24 East Esplanade, Manly 2095
Hours: Daily 8:30am–8pm
Phone: 13 25 34
15A Whistler Street, Manly.
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri: 10am–6pm
Thur: 10am - 6:30pm;
Sun: 10am - 4pm Phone: 9977 0177
17/31 Roseberry St, Balgowlah 2093
Hours: Daily 7am–10pm
Phone: (02) 8565 9291
The Northern Beaches Council offers free high speed, wireless broadband internet access for your mobile device along some of the beaches, commercial areas and libraries. You can connect with any mobile Wi-Fi device and there is no registration, login details or password needed. Up to three hours access is available in any 24 hour period. There are hotspots along The Corso, at Manly Wharf, Manly Art Gallery and Museum as well as Manly Plaza.
The network name is the name of
the area you are in.
- Inside Manly Library complex,
- 1 Market Place, Manly;
- Rialto Square, Manly;
- Manly beachfront, below The Pantry, end of The Corso;
- Shelly Beach, Manly Wharf carpark, basement level;
- Toilet pod on the corner of Belgrave and Gilbert Street;
- Manly Lagoon Reserve;
- Manly Life Saving Club;
- North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club;
- Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club.
Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz. Visitors from Europe, Asia and Africa should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage as Australia – so they do not need a voltage converter. If your country of origin does not use appliances within the 230V 50Hz mains voltage range, you need to buy a voltage converter. This will transform the voltage from the power outlet into one your appliance can use. If you have the same mains voltage as Australia all you will need is a power adapter. This lets you plug your appliance into Australian sockets. Plugs in Australia have two flat metal pins shaped live a ‘V’ and some have
a third flat pin in the centre.
ALCOHOL FREE ZONES
To improve public safety, alcohol-free (AFZs) and alcohol prohibited (APAs) areas are designed to prevent street drinking. This is to reduce disruptive and anti-social behaviour as well as alcohol-related crime. AFZs cover many public roads, footpaths, car parks and laneways. Drinking alcohol in these areas is prohibited 24 hours per day.
Police and rangers can confiscate
and dispose of alcohol in these places. Anyone refusing to co-operate, can be charged with obstruction, carrying penalties up to $2,200.
Alcohol Prohibited Areas –24 hours
APAs cover, public parks, beaches and reserves and restriction times can vary. This means having opened containers of alcohol in these areas is banned during these times. While AFZs are periodically reviewed, Alcohol Prohibited Areas have no end date.
In Manly, APAs include Queenscliff Headland, Manly CBD, Manly Beach and beachfront reserves Queenscliff to South Steyne; Manly West and East Esplanade Beaches and parks, Lagoon Park, Manly; Keirle Park, Manly; Kangaroo Park, Manly; Ivanhoe Park and Manly Oval; Gilbert Park, Manly; Marine Parade and Shelly Beach. Special Event Restrictions apply to certain dates.
On Australia Day - All beaches sand areas are APAs from 6am 26 January to 6am on 27 January each year.