Carlton, New South Wales

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SydneyNew South Wales
Royal Hotel, Railway Parade
Population10,722 (2016 census)[1]
Location15 km (9 mi) south of Sydney CBD
State electorate(s)Rockdale
Federal division(s)
Suburbs around Carlton:
Hurstville Bexley Kogarah
Allawah Carlton Kogarah Bay
Blakehurst Carss Park Beverley Park
Carlton Parade, Carlton
Shopfront Theatre, Carlton Parade
Jubilee Stadium and Walk of Fame, Park Street

Carlton is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Carlton is located 15 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of the St George area. Carlton lies across the boundary of two local government areas, the Georges River Council and the Bayside Council.


The area was originally heavily timbered. Carlton was part of a grant of 1,950 acres (7.9 km2) made to Captain John Townson in 1808. The grant extended from King Georges Road and Stoney Creek Road to beyond Kogarah railway station. When the railway line to Hurstville was opened in 1884, large estates were subdivided and residents began moving in. However, there was no platform at Carlton until 1889. Landholders were given a block of land free if they contributed 400 pounds to finance the construction of the platform and station buildings. They were also guaranteed a first class ticket to Sydney for one year.[2]

Commercial area and transport[edit]

Carlton’s main shopping centre is located on both sides of Carlton railway station, on Railway Parade and Carlton Parade. Commercial developments are also found along the Princes Highway. Carlton railway station is on the Illawarra line of the Sydney Trains network. Limited bus services also run throughout Carlton, such as those provided by Transdev NSW.

Parks and recreation[edit]

Parks located in Carlton are: Kogarah Park, Tinsdale Reserve, Anglo Square Park and Augusta Park.

Carlton is home to the St George Illawarra Dragons National Rugby League team. The St George home ground is located on Jubilee Avenue, and is known as Netstrata Jubilee Stadium (formerly known as Jubilee Oval). The Walk of Fame featuring St George legends is located in Park Street. The St George Leagues Club is located nearby on Princes Highway.

The Shopfront Contemporary Arts Centre in Carlton Parade is a co-operative owned completely by young people aged 8 to 25 with an international reputation that has made Australian and overseas tours. It was founded by Errol Bray in 1976.



According to the 2016 census there were 10,722 residents in Carlton. 44.6% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 12.5%, Nepal 4.5%, the Republic of North Macedonia 3.2%, Greece 2.7% and Philippines 2.2%. 35.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 11.3%, Cantonese 7.9%, Greek 6.6%, Macedonian 5.7% and Arabic 5.2%. The most common responses for religion were No Religion 24.1%. Catholic 18.4% and Eastern Orthodox 13.9%.[1]

Schools and churches[edit]

Carlton has two schools: Carlton Public School and Carlton South Public School.

  • St Bernadette's Catholic Church, Carlton Uniting Church, Carlton Baptist Church, Carlton Presbyterian Church, St Cuthbert's Anglican Church
  • St Cuthbert's Anglican Church is on the corner of Park Road and Colvin Avenue.[3]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Carlton (NSW) (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 52
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Coordinates: 33°58′16″S 151°07′28″E / 33.97117°S 151.12439°E / -33.97117; 151.12439