Coordinates: 34°00′54″S 151°04′50″E / 34.01503°S 151.08046°E / -34.01503; 151.08046
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SydneyNew South Wales
View from Oyster Bay
Population3,459 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation44 m (144 ft)
Location24 km (15 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s)Miranda
Federal division(s)Hughes
Suburbs around Kareela:
Como Oyster Bay Kangaroo Point
Jannali Kareela Sylvania
Kirrawee Gymea Miranda
Kareela Shopping Centre

Kareela is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.


Kareela was the first mixed-use estate developed by Stockland, developed in 1953. The estate was originally called Sylvan Headland. Sylvan Headland changed to Kareela after the estate opened. Kareela is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of trees and water' or alternatively 'south wind' or 'wind rider'.[2] The name for the suburb was approved by the Geographical Names Board in 1968. Most of the streets in Kareela are named after outright winners and line-honours winners of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race between 1945 and 1970.[3][4]

Commercial area[edit]

Kareela had a small shopping centre, which as of 2013, has undergone major redevelopments. Formerly Kareela Shopping Centre; Kareela Village is a 14 million dollar project which was completed in 2015. The redevelopment includes the addition of specialty shops such as travel agent, medical centre, cafes, fashion shops, restaurants, fruitier, beauty & hair salons plus an early childhood learning centre and homewares as well as above and underground parking. Coles is the supermarket.


According to the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 3,459 residents in Kareela. 76.8% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were China 3.2% and England 3.1%. 79.3% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 3.4% and Greek 3.2%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 29.4%, No Religion 24.1%, Anglican 21.2% and Eastern Orthodox 6.4%.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Kareela (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 11 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata Material was copied from this source, which is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  2. ^ http://www.sutherland.nsw.gov.au/ssc/rwpattach.nsf/viewasattachmentPersonal/shire_placenames_20041008.pdf/$file/shire_placenames_20041008.pdf Archived 19 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine History of Sutherland Shire Placenames
  3. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8
  4. ^ Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race Winners (1945–2005) at http://www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/Winners%201945%20to%202005.pdf Archived 13 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine

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