Dee Why is a suburb of northern Sydney, 18km north-east of the CBD, part of the Northern Beaches region. Surrounding suburbs include Collaroy, North Curl Curl, Brookvale, Narraweena and Cromer.
Dee Why is popular for its surfing beaches, five-star eateries and coffee shops. The suburb has a unique natural environment, situated in the Warringah Shire, which boasts 5900ha of bushland and reserves, and nine beaches covering 185ha of sand, foreshore dunes, lagoons and bluffs.
The main commercial area is centred on either side of Pittwater Road, the Northern Beaches’ main arterial road. The Strand, running along the southern Dee Why beachfront, is a major commercial area featuring cafes, restaurants and bars overlooking the beach. Also on Pittwater Road is the Warringah Council Chambers and the Dee Why branch of Warringah Library. Warringah Mall Shopping Centre is a few kilometres down Pittwater Road. It houses major department stores and more than 280 specialty stores.
Dee Why has good bus services but is not serviced by trains. There are three schools - Dee Why Public, St Kevin’s Primary and Pittwater House Schools. There are more schools in neighbouring suburbs.