Padstow Heights, New South Wales

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Padstow Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Henry Kendall Avenue, Padstow Heights
Coordinates 33°58′23″S 151°02′06″E / 33.973°S 151.035°E / -33.973; 151.035Coordinates: 33°58′23″S 151°02′06″E / 33.973°S 151.035°E / -33.973; 151.035
Population 3,491 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2211
Location 23 km (14 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Bankstown
State electorate(s) East Hills
Federal Division(s) Banks
Suburbs around Padstow Heights:
Revesby Padstow Peakhurst
Revesby Heights Padstow Heights Riverwood
Picnic Point Alfords Point Lugarno

Padstow Heights, a suburb of local government area City of Bankstown, located 23 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the South-western Sydney region. Padstow is a separate suburb to the north and One Tree Point is a locality within Padstow Heights.

Padstow Heights is a mostly residential suburb bounded on the east by Salt Pan Creek and to the south by the Georges River. The Alfords Point Bridge links Padstow Heights to Alfords Point in the Sutherland Shire.

Padstow Heights Reservoir


The Padstow area was first named Padstow Park Estate after a town called Padstow in Cornwall, England. It was named for being the "holy place of St Petrock" (not to be confused with St Patrick), an important Cornish saint.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Roger Rogerson – controversial former detective-sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Padstow Heights (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 197