Willoughby Heritage - Main Page Willoughby has areas of natural beauty, places with architectural heritage and a bustling business centre, but it is the people who live here who make the city what it is. Council recognises the commitment and time that individuals put into the area through the Citizen of the Year Awards Honour Roll.

There have been plenty of nationally and internationally recognised people who were born or lived in the area. You can find out more about Henry Lawson, Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Griffin and Eric Nicholls, and the ways they have shaped Willoughby. Other famous people with connections to Willoughby include Hugh Jackman, Bob Hawke, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Bradley Trevor Greive, Brian Henderson, Mark Hartill, Les Murray, Matthew Reilly and Kenneth Slessor.