Regions of Sydney

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Like many major cities, Sydney's residents, known throughout Australia as 'Sydneysiders', refer to different regions of the City by different names. These areas don't always correspond directly to official boundaries of suburbs, or local government authorities, but instead refer to broader, and occasionally less well defined areas. This is a brief description of the regions of Sydney.

City[edit]

Composed of the local government area of the City of Sydney.[1]

Suburbs include Sydney CBD, Glebe, Potts Point and The Rocks.[1]

Canterbury-Bankstown[edit]

The suburbs of Canterbury-Bankstown region are not specific to the LGAs of Canterbury and Bankstown but are approximately north-west of southern Canterbury, south-west of Lidcombe and north-east of Bankstown.

Eastern Suburbs[edit]

Composed of the local government areas of the City of Randwick, Waverley Council, City of Botany Bay and the Municipality of Woollahra.[2]

Suburbs include Bronte, Bellevue Hill and Point Piper.[2]

The Forest[edit]

These suburbs are located within the local government area of Warringah Council but are also often included in the Northern Beaches or Upper North Shore regions.

Hills District[edit]

These suburbs are generally located within the local government area of The Hills Shire but parts of the City of Parramatta and Hornsby Shire are also included in the area.

Suburbs include Castle Hill, Kellyville, Baulkham Hills and Rouse Hill.

Inner West[edit]

Composed of the local government areas of the Marrickville Council, City of Canterbury, Municipality of Ashfield, Burwood Council, Municipality of Strathfield, City of Canada Bay and the Municipality of Leichhardt.

Suburbs include Balmain, Newtown, Marrickville, Leichhardt, Strathfield and Cabarita.

Macarthur[edit]

Macarthur is a region to the south-west of Sydney that includes the city of Campbelltown, as well as the town of Camden and Wollondilly Shire.

Northern Beaches[edit]

Composed of the local government areas of Manly Council, Warringah Council, and the Pittwater Council.

Suburbs include Manly, Palm Beach and Seaforth.

Lower North Shore[edit]

Composed of the local government areas of the City of Willoughby, North Sydney Council, Municipality of Mosman and Municipality of Lane Cove.

Suburbs include Mosman and Cremorne Point.

Upper North Shore[edit]

Composed of the local government areas of the Ku-ring-gai Council and the Hornsby Shire.

Suburbs include Killara and Pymble.

Northern Suburbs[edit]

This area includes suburbs in the local government areas of Hornsby Shire, City of Ryde, City of Parramatta and Municipality of Hunters Hill.

Suburbs include Epping, Ryde and Asquith.

South-eastern Sydney[edit]

Includes suburbs within the Local Government Areas of City of Sydney, City of Botany Bay and Randwick and falls approximately within the Federal Division of Kingsford Smith.

South-western Sydney[edit]

South-western Sydney can be used to describe the suburbs found in the local government areas of the City of Canterbury, City of Bankstown, City of Liverpool, City of Fairfield, City of Campbelltown and Camden Council.

Southern Sydney[edit]

Composed of the local government areas of the City of Rockdale, City of Hurstville, Municipality of Kogarah and the Sutherland Shire.

Suburbs include Kyle Bay, Kangaroo Point and Cronulla.

St George[edit]

The area includes all the suburbs in the local government areas of the City of Hurstville, the City of Rockdale and the Municipality of Kogarah.

Western Sydney[edit]

Composed of the councils which are members of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and comprising the local government areas of Auburn Council, City of Bankstown, City of Blacktown, Blue Mountains City Council, City of Fairfield, City of Hawkesbury, City of Holroyd, City of Liverpool, City of Parramatta and the City of Penrith.

Suburbs include Granville, Lakemba, Doonside, Katoomba, Cabramatta, Windsor, Wentworthville, Liverpool, Westmead and St Marys.

Greater Western Sydney[edit]

Greater Western Sydney includes the 14 local government areas covered by the New South Wales government's Office of the Minister for Western Sydney and the Greater Western Sydney Economic Development Board. These are Auburn, Bankstown, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Hawkesbury, Hills, Holroyd, Liverpool, Parramatta, Penrith and Wollondilly. It therefore is made up of the Western Sydney and Macarthur regions as defined above.

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