South Sydney

Living in South Sydney

The three districts in South Sydney are St George, Sutherland Shire Suburbs and Macarthur. A full list of all the suburbs within these districts are at the end of this page.

These are the suburbs of South Sydney:

St George

  • Allawah, Arncliffe, Banksia, Bardwell Park, Bardwell Valley, Bexley
  • Bexley North, Beverley Park, Beverly Hills, Blakehurst, Brighton-Le-Sands, Carlton
  • Carss Park, Connells Point, Dolls Point, Hurstville, Hurstville Grove, Kingsgrove
  • Kogarah, Kogarah Bay, Kyeemagh, Kyle Bay, Lugarno, Monterey
  • Mortdale, Narwee, Oatley, Peakhurst, Penshurst, Ramsgate
  • Ramsgate Beach, Rockdale, Sandringham, Sans Souci, South Hurstville, Sydney Airport
  • Turrella, Wolli Creek

Sutherland Shire Suburbs

  • Alfords Point, Bangor, Barden Ridge, Bonnet Bay, Bundeena, Burraneer
  • Caringbah, Como, Cronulla, Dolans Bay, Engadine, Grays Point
  • Gymea, Gymea Bay, Heathcote, Illawong, Jannali, Kangaroo Point
  • Kareela, Kirrawee, Kurnell, Lilli Pilli, Loftus, Lucas Heights
  • Maianbar, Menai, Miranda, Oyster Bay, Port Hacking, Sandy Point
  • Sutherland, Sylvania, Sylvania Waters, Taren Point, Waterfall, Woolooware
  • Woronora, Woronora Heights, Yarrawarrah, Yowie Bay


  • Ambarvale, Appin, Bargo, Bradbury, Camden, Campbelltown
  • Glen Alpine, Harrington Park, Ingleburn, Leumeah, Menangle, Minto
  • Mount Annan, Narellan, Picton, Tahmoor

Do you live in this area? Tell us about your town or suburb in the comments below…

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn January 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm

The southern side of Sydney is one of the nicest, most family friendly areas of Sydney. This part of Sydney has some of the best beaches in the city, eg Cronulla, Shelley Beach, Maroubra as well as the pristine, white sanded beaches of the Royal National Park like Bundeena and Maianbar. The St George areas of Lugarno, Connells Point and the magnificent garden suburb of Oatley are surrounded on three sides by the Georges and Woronora Rivers and the huge, leafy area of Oatley Park is one of the largest urban parks in Sydney. The areas of St George and Sutherland Shire are spoilt for choice with thousands of world class restaurants, cafes, theatres, trendy nightclubs, social clubs, sporting facilities and fabulous shopping areas. The areas are surrounded by rivers, the second oldest national park in the world (ie Royal National Park) and fabulous beaches. I have lived in the eastern suburbs and the north shore and, in my opinion, the St George and Sutherland Shire offers the very best of a fabulous Sydney lifestyle which is undeniably the best Australia has to offer. Unlike the north shore, the St George district is a very multicultural area inundated with restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world.


BobinOz January 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Hi Kathryn

That’s some good, solid advice for anyone considering making Sydney their home. You can’t beat a bit of local knowledge when it comes to choosing a place to live. Thanks for providing it, it’s really appreciated.




Leanne September 19, 2013 at 2:38 am

I’ve been lucky enough to have been offered a job in shoalhaven and will be moving as soon as my visa comes through!
It’s very exciting! If anyone has any info or advice I’d be thankful. :-)


BobinOz September 19, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Congratulations Leanne, hope it all works out well for you. I’ll leave it to the people of Sydney to help you out with your question, I really don’t know the area well enough, although you might want to check out my page about Wollongong, that’s much nearer to Shoalhaven than Sydney.


Leanne September 26, 2013 at 3:08 am

Thank u Bob! I’m so excited!


BobinOz September 26, 2013 at 6:18 pm

So am I :-)


Julie Adamson November 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Having read Kathryn’s comments with amusement…I have lived in St George & Sutherland Shire for over 40 yrs…virtually everything she said was either untrue or highly exaggerated…..shame people have to tell untruths for people who want to learn about the way of Life – Downunder….Australia is a very expensive Country to live in. The cost of Food in Supermarkets is virtually going up monthly – housing & rental properties in Sydney are expensive & increasing – median price for a home in Sydney is $800,000. If you wish to travel to work in CBD in Sydney you can buy a home cheaper but…you will be sitting in a train 1.5 hours twice a day which equals 3 hours travelling a day. Sydney has the largest urban sprawl of any city in the world. Sydney is a typical world City now – traffic almost gridlocked 7 days a week. Infrastructure is stretched to the limit…to have elective surgery can take 1 to 1.5 yrs. Definitely get Private Health Insurance which can cost $400 plus for a Family per month. Sydney’s crime rate has rapidly increased due to Drugs, murders, drive by shootings, stabbings….we now have Ghetto’s Moslems & Asians. In Australia we refer to Asians that are Chinese, Malayan, Japanese, etc. We call Indians from India as Indians…Australia is now a multi cultural Country I can go into some areas & not see a European or an Australian. Australia has also taken In Black Africans who have been languishing in Refugee Camps. The shops have their language in Chinese, Arabic, Korean etc. Australians are angry with the labelling of ‘Halal’ so many Products including McDonalds are ‘Halal’ Certified. Australia is not the Country it was there is the good & the bad when we have cultures that arrive & not wish to adopt the way we Westerners think – they do not want to assimilate …does this remind you of the UK !!!!! The world is changing everywhere with Migrants Legal & Illegal moving out of their homelands….& spreadingn across the world. I am not biased my firstmHusband was from Denmark & my second husband was from Eygpt. We have educated people & uneducated people in all Countries which I believe make the best Migrants. I have had Friends who have travelled through Europe & told me the problems these Countries are experiencing with Immigrants we too are having the same problems….it is such a shame Australia was once the quietest most peaceful Country 30 years ago……I & most Australians have seen huge changes we all wonder what will Australia be like in another 10-20 years our Demographic is changing so fast…..

The cost of Housing has gone thru the roof


BobinOz November 13, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Hi Julie

I’m sure Kathryn, if she’s still around, will also read your comment with some amusement. I’m sure she would think, as I do, that there are a lot of things in your comment that are untrue or greatly exaggerated as well.

The thing is, Australia isn’t the only country that has changed over the last 30 years, pretty much everywhere in the world has. You paint a very bleak picture of Sydney, but your views are not shared by everybody who lives there.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion though, and you’ve made your is clear, and I appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you think. Kathryn is also entitled to her opinion, it is just the two of you not only don’t agree, you are poles apart.

Then if everybody had the same opinion, what a boring world we would live in :-)

Cheers, Bob


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