Dolans Bay, New South Wales

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Dolans Bay
SydneyNew South Wales
Dolans Bay 1.JPG
Wally’s Wharf
Population 554 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2229
Location 26 km (16 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s) Cronulla
Federal Division(s) Cook
Suburbs around Dolans Bay:
Caringbah Caringbah Woolooware
Lilli Pilli Dolans Bay Burraneer
Port Hacking Maianbar Bundeena

Dolans Bay is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia, that is located 26 kilometres (16 mi) south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

Dolans Bay is on the north shore of the Port Hacking estuary. The suburb is named after the small cove[2] on the edge of Burraneer Bay. Houses overlook the bay and some line the water's edge together with boatsheds. Boats are moored in the bay, which provides protection from the southerly wind. Burraneer Bay features a private marina and slipway with full repair facilities.

The suburb of Dolans Bay is surrounded by the suburbs of Caringbah, Lilli Pilli and Port Hacking. The suburb of Burraneer is located across Burraneer Bay. The villages of Maianbar and Bundeena are located on the opposite bank of Port Hacking.


Dolans Bay was named after a land owner in the area called Dominick Dolan. In 1858 Mary and Andrew Webster paid 108 pounds and 15 shillings plus a yearly peppercorn quit rent for their land in this area. The Websters sold their land to Dominick Dolan in 1863.[3]


The suburb can be accessed by Port Hacking Road or Saunders Bay Road, both of which lead to Lilli Pilli Point and Wally's Wharf.

Transdev NSW operates bus route 978 to Caringbah and Miranda.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dolans Bay (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 May 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Dolans Bay (NSW)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. 
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 51

Coordinates: 34°03′45″S 151°07′35″E / 34.06259°S 151.12641°E / -34.06259; 151.12641