South Sydney Region

The southern suburbs of Sydney are considered to be the lower parts of the capital city. Since the CBD itself is so close to the border of the coastline, therefore some of what appears to be South West suburbs are also part of the South Sydney region area.

Please see below for the list of small towns and individual suburb inside different district areas, each governed by separate councils.

Southern Districts

St George Area

The st george area is a growing populated region within the south part of Sydney over the past 2 decades. Due to it’s close proximity to the city CBD (15-30mins drive) and other large “soon to be” CBD such as Parramatta (30min drive), many migrants have chosen this region as their desired place to settle in the country of Australia. You will find a high diversity of mixed ethnic cultures in this area including native Australian and migrants such as Chinese, Creek, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Indian, Korean, Italian and more.

AllawahArncliffeBanksiaBardwell ParkBardwell Valley
BexleyBexley NorthBeverley ParkBeverly HillsBlakehurst
Brighton-Le-SandsCarltonCarss ParkConnells PointDolls Point
HurstvilleHurstville GroveKingsgroveKogarahKogarah Bay
KyeemaghKyle BayLugarnoMontereyMortdale
NarweeOatleyPeakhurstPeakhurst HeightsPenshurst
RamsgateRamsgate BeachRiverwoodRockdaleSandringham
Sans SouciSouth HurstvilleTurrellaWolli Creek

Sutherland Shire

The sutherland shire area is known for it’s closeness to the beach, namely cronulla beach and the royal national park. Also known as the shire, this NSW region lives a large proportion of native English Australians, Irish and Scottish, making up to 50% of the 227,312 population in the district.

Here are the suburbs within the Sutherland Shire.

Alfords PointBangorBarden RidgeBonnet BayBundeena
BurraneerCaringbahComoCronullaDolans Bay
EngadineGrays PointGymeaGymea BayHeathcote
IllawongJannaliKangaroo PointKareelaKirrawee
KurnellLilli PilliLoftusLucas HeightsMaianbar
MenaiMirandaOyster BayPort HackingSandy Point
SutherlandSylvaniaSylvania WatersTaren PointWaterfall
WooloowareWoronoraWoronora HeightsYarrawarrahYowie Bay


Planning to move into South Sydney?

One of the things to consider for anyone wanting to work, study or raise a family in this region is whether you can cope with the daily living expenses. With over 5 million people currently living in Sydney, you are sure to get plenty of competition in your career field no matter which part of Sydney you decide you settle in. However, this also means that there will be a lot of opportunities available

Study / Education

The great southern Sydney has many reputable schools inside the suburbs. You will find a number of excellent selective high schools such as the Sydney Technical High, the St George Girls high school, as well as Caringbah high.

For students who had already graduated from higher school education and moving onto tafe or university. There are tafe campuses in both the St George and Sutherland Shire. For those who made it to uni, the Sydney southern suburbs also has a number of means of travelling to the best universities within the city, including UNSW and the University of Sydney.

Travel / Transportation

Without a doubt, the south is one of the best regions in the city because it is close to both the CBD and the western suburbs where many medium to large sized businesses are currently planning to relocate to. Transports are not much of an issue as the networks are very well connected via both buses and trains.

For example, you can easily catch a train into the inner city suburbs within 30 mins to the Central station, Town Hall, Circular Quay, Martin Place and more.

Not to mention that both the Domestic and International Airports are built inside this region. This makes the area even more convenient because if you live in a suburb such as Kogarah or Hurstville, it’ll literally only take you 10-15mins to reach your next flight out, subject to traffic condition on the day.

Property Prices

Our Estimate: $929,000 (all dwellings)

* This figure is purely from our guess estimate based on the data retrieved from the State of New South Wales through Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) © September 2016. Please read our disclaimer.

The house, unit and apartment prices have been soaring over the past decade and this is happening everywhere across the entire Sydney, regardless whether you’re looking at the North, South, East or West part of the city.

Although you will find that some suburbs from the greater south west areas such as Liverpool and further out west such as Campbelltown are still relatively cheaper than this area. This however also means that the travel time to and from work, especially if you work in the CBD area, will also be longer.

Rental Prices

Our Estimate: $485 per month (2 bedroom – all dwellings)

* This figure is purely from our guess estimate based on the data retrieved from the State of New South Wales through Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) © September 2016. Please read our disclaimer.

Renting seems to be a popular choice of living among people living in the South Sydney region. One of the reason is because the ever increasing house price has locked many first home buyers out of the market. Therefore, their only choice at this point is to save up for a deposit while looking for the best place to rent.

If this is you, then please make sure you browse through our list of suburbs in this region above to ensure you’re renting a property that is suitable for your or your family’s needs.

Which Suburb Is The Best To Live In Southern Sydney?

There are many factors to consider before you should finalise on an local area to settle down in. These factors may include the following:

  • Are you single, married or divorced?
  • Do you have any children?
  • Where do you work?
  • How do you plan to travel to work?
  • How do you plan to take your kids to school?
  • Do you own a car?
  • How often do you shop or buy groceries?
  • Your budget and expenses
  • and more…

As you can see, everyone is different when it comes to finding the right place to live and that goes for their personal circumstances and preferences as well. At the end of the day, most people tend to look for a suburb that is convenient for them, whether it is close to shopping, close to school, close to work, or even close to a gym.

All of these little things play an important role in your decision. Therefore, the best way to find a suitable suburb in South Sydney is by visiting each suburb one by one (See above list). Simply go through the different towns and get a visual view of the amenities that are available in the local community.

Once you have found a suitable area, your next step should be to find a reliable real estate agent to handle your purchasing or rental requests. These licensed professionals are here to help you in every way that they can regardless if you’re buying, renting or investing.

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