Unlock Camden

Each year we celebrate Camden’s historic past as well as unlock stories and images and promote the historic locations and buildings in the Camden area as part of NSW History Week.

In 2022, Unlock Camden involved historic walking tours, the #mycamdenstory social media campaign, and other activities.

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 Virtual Historic Tour

Explore the amazing heritage buildings and locations of Camden through this Virtual Historic Tour, developed for Unlock Camden 2021, which was held online due to public health orders.


Council’s Heritage Advisory Committee is running a social media campaign throughout History Week each year, asking residents to uncover their untold stories behind Camden’s rich and diverse history.

Information gathered will help to map Camden’s oral history as part of a knowledge-sharing and story-telling program that have shaped the identity of the area.

Find out how you can submit your own story.

Read some of our existing stories:


The stories presented are those of the authors and do not represent the opinion or policies of Camden Council, which  makes no representations or warranties of any kind about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of the stories. 

Camden Images Past and Present

Camden Images Past and Present is a unique collection of significant historic and recent images from the Camden area including people, places, events, natural and built environment. The images are held by the Camden Historical Society and Camden Council Library Service and are selected and provided jointly. There are currently over 3,000 images with more being added each year. 

View Camden Images Website

History of Western Sydney Virtual Tour App

The rich colonial history of Western Sydney is acknowledged and celebrated in a new smartphone app developed by Camden, Penrith, Hawkesbury and Liverpool Councils.

The free Colonial Heritage of Western Sydney app explores the fascinating history of these combined local government areas which includes the largest group of early Colonial European heritage assets in Australia.

The app details many historical buildings, farmhouses, churches, cemeteries, roads and bridges in the region. Users can discover these for themselves on the guided and themed driving and walking tours offered in the app.

The free Heritage of Western Sydney app is available to iTunes, Android or GooglePlay users and can be downloaded now.