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SydneyNew South Wales
Botany Bay Hotel, Botany Road, Banksmeadow
Population 12 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 161/km2 (420/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 2019
Area 3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Location 11 km (7 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Bayside Council
State electorate(s) Maroubra
Federal Division(s) Kingsford Smith
Suburbs around Banksmeadow:
Botany Pagewood Eastgardens
Botany Banksmeadow Hillsdale
Sydney Airport Port Botany Matraville
Looking across Banksmeadow from Eastgardens Shopping Centre, with Botany Athletic Centre in the foreground

Banksmeadow is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Banksmeadow is located 11 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Bayside Council. Banksmeadow sits on the northern shore of Botany Bay.


Banksmeadow is named in honour of naturalist Sir Joseph Banks, who travelled to Australia with Captain James Cook in 1770. Botany Bay is where they first landed ashore on 29 April 1770, when navigating around Australia on the Endeavour.[2]

Commercial area[edit]

Banksmeadow is a largely industrial area with commercial and industrial developments associated with nearby Port Botany. This includes a number of oil terminals, the Sydenham-Botany Goods Railway and a large Orica Limited chemical facility.


Foreshore Beach (also known as Botany Beach) runs along the shore of Botany Bay. Part of the sandy public beach has been lost in recent years due to the expansion of port facilities by The Sydney Ports Corporation. A rock seawall along a large part of the beach has greatly restricted its use as a public beach. Water quality is poor and the beach is subject to major erosion. Sydney Ports are constructing two groynes to protect what remains of the beach. The area includes Banksmeadow Park and Botany Golf Course.


Banksmeadow Public School is located at the corner of Wiggins and Trevelyan Streets, Botany. It was established in 1881.[3]


Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. Summers are usually somewhat wetter than winters, with much of the rainfall coming from convectional thunderstorm activity. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).[4]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Banksmeadow (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2012-07-07.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, p.18 ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  3. ^ Banksmeadow Public School
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Banksmeadow, New South Wales

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Coordinates: 33°57′26″S 151°12′25″E / 33.95731°S 151.20699°E / -33.95731; 151.20699