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Rosehill is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Rosehill is located 23 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.Rosehill contains a mixture of residential, commercial, industrial and recreational land.HistoryIn the early days of the colony, the hill behind old Government House had been named ‘Rose Hill’ by Governor Arthur Phillip, before the suburb had been named Parramatta. Nearly a hundred years later in 1883, 850acre of John Macarthur’s Elizabeth Farm were subdivided for industrial purposes. Part of the estate was set aside for a recreation area, which became Rosehill Racecourse.A public school opened here in 1886 and the railway station opened in 1888 on the Carlingford line, which was a private railway line until it was taken over by the state government in 1904.Landmarks Rosehill Gardens Racecourse hosts some of the most important events on the Australian horse racing calendar, including the prestigious Golden Slipper. Historic Elizabeth Farm was the home of wool pioneer, John Macarthur Rosehill railway station is on the Carlingford Line of the Sydney Trains network.Mercure Sydney Parramatta Hotel, formerly Travelodge RosehillMake Rosehill central to your Australia travel plans using our Australia trip itinerary builder.
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