Bow Bowing, New South Wales

Coordinates: 34°1′7″S 150°50′17″E / 34.01861°S 150.83806°E / -34.01861; 150.83806
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Bow Bowing
SydneyNew South Wales
Bow Bowing Neighbourhood Centre
Bow Bowing is located in New South Wales
Bow Bowing
Bow Bowing
Coordinates34°1′7″S 150°50′17″E / 34.01861°S 150.83806°E / -34.01861; 150.83806
Population1,602 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation42 m (138 ft)
Location49 km (30 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s)Macquarie Fields
Federal division(s)Werriwa
Suburbs around Bow Bowing:
St Andrews Ingleburn Ingleburn
St Andrews Bow Bowing Minto
St Andrews Minto Minto

Bow Bowing (/b bwɪŋ/) is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Bow Bowing is located 49 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown and is part of the Macarthur region.


The suburb Bow Bowing draws its name from a local creek. The creek's name is probably of aboriginal origin since it was originally spelt Boro Borang and later corrupted. The name Bow Bowing was only chosen for the suburb in 1975 and for more than one hundred years prior to that it was known as Saggart's Field after a local family. A school built in 1866 was named Saggart Field School although it was renamed Minto Public School in 1884.[2]

The land in the area was purchased by the Housing Commission in 1976 with the intention of building over one thousand homes in the relatively small area of the new suburb. Local concerns, particularly over other Housing Commission developments in the area, forced the original plan to be shelved. The land was subsequently sold to private developers who built 350 homes in the area. The development was officially opened in 1990.


According to the 2016 census, there were 1,602 people in Bow Bowing. 61.6% of people were born in Australia. 61.4% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Hindi at 6.4%. The most common responses for religion in Bow Bowing were Catholic 31.4%, No Religion 13.9%, Anglican 13.3%, Islam 8.3% and Hinduism 7.6%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Bow Bowing (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 15 July 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Bow Bowing History Archived 30 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine