Padstow Heights

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Padstow Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
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Henry Kendall Avenue, Padstow Heights
Population3,540 (2016 census)[1]
Location23 km (14 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s)City of Canterbury-Bankstown
State electorate(s)East Hills
Federal division(s)Banks
Suburbs around Padstow Heights:
Revesby Padstow Peakhurst
Revesby Heights Padstow Heights Riverwood
Picnic Point Alfords Point Lugarno

Padstow Heights, a suburb of local government area City of Canterbury-Bankstown, located 23 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the South-western Sydney region. Padstow is a separate suburb to the north and One Tree Point is a locality within Padstow Heights.


Padstow Heights is a mostly residential suburb bounded on the east by Salt Pan Creek and to the south by the Georges River. The Alfords Point Bridge links Padstow Heights to Alfords Point in the Sutherland Shire.


The local bus route, 927 takes residents from One Tree Point to Padstow.


Padstow Heights Reservoir, built in 1935

The Padstow area was first named Padstow Park Estate after a town called Padstow in Cornwall, England. It was named for being the "holy place of St Petrock" (not to be confused with St Patrick), an important Cornish saint.[2]


As per the 2016 Census, there were 3,540 people in Padstow Heights. 74.0% of people were born in Australia and 73.0% of people spoke only English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Greek 5.1% and Arabic 3.5%. The most common responses for religion were Catholic 30.3%, Anglican 18.5%, No Religion 14.9% and Eastern Orthodox 11.1%.[1]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Roger Rogerson – controversial former detective-sergeant of the New South Wales Police Force was living in the area before he was incarcerated for the murder of Jamie Gao
  • Jason Clare - Member for Blaxland in the federal parliament is currently living in Padstow Heights
  • Jayden El-Jalkh - A Lebanon international rugby league footballer who plays as a winger for the Western Suburbs Magpies in the NSW Cup.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Padstow Heights (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 197

Coordinates: 33°58′23″S 151°2′6″E / 33.97306°S 151.03500°E / -33.97306; 151.03500