Located on Bells Line of Road. Aboriginal for name of a mountain. (McCarthy; 1963).
A town about 11km WNW of Kurrajong Heights.
Letter from James Byrn Richards to the Surveyor General, Major T L Mitchell (20 Oct 1829), ‘I am encamped at Bilpin, on the Tomah Road, and proceeding with the survey of the Allotments for the veterans’, indicates that the name Bilpin was already in use by this time.